Debra Copeland, BS, PharmD, RPh

Associate Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean Office of Experiential and Continuing Professional Education

Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, Office of Experiential Education, School Leadership Team, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office: R218TF

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-4176

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PharmD, BS, University of Rhode Island
Clinical Research Drug Development Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill


Experiential Education, Infectious diseases


Experiential Education

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Danielson, J, Besinque KH, Clarke C, Copeland DA, Klinker DM, Maynor L, Newman, K, Ordonez N, Seo SW, Scott, J, Tofade T, Worrall, CL. Essential elements for core required advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019; 83(4), Article 6865.

Pittenger AL, Copeland DA, Lacroix MM, Masuda QN, Mbi P, Medina MS, Miller SM, Stolte SK, and Plaza CM. Report of the 2016-17 Academic Affairs Standing Committee: Entrustable professional activities implementation roadmap. Am J Pharm Educ. 2017; 81(5), Article S4.

Haines ST, Pittenger AL, Stolte SK, Plaza CM, Gleason BL, Kantorovich A, McCollum M, Trujillo JM, Copeland DA, Lacroix MM, Masuda QN, Mbi P, Medina MS, and Miller SM. Core entrustable professional activities for new pharmacy graduates. Am J Pharm Educ. 2017; 81(1), Article S2.

Woolley AB, Berds CA*, Edwards RA, Copeland DA, DiVall MV. Patient care impact and potential cost avoidance generated by student pharmacists during advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013; 77(8): Article 164.

Honors and Awards

2021 Award for Excellence in Experiential Education, AACP
2008 Crystal APPLE Award, AACP Interim Meeting
2007 Crystal APPLE Award, AACP
2006 Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative Advanced Experiential Practice Site Profiling Pilot Project

Courses Taught

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
APPE Preparatory Seminar
APPE Preparatory Seminar l
APPE Preparatory Seminar ll
Pharmacotherapeutic Seminar
Drug Information and Evaluation