About Us

Pharmacy Innovation Network Team:

Brandon Antinopoulos

Dr. Brandon Antinopoulos is the Senior Program Manager of Community Programs and an Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  He is primarily responsible for building and maintaining community pharmacy partnerships and his research interests include discovery of clinical and operational workflows that promote patient care.

Email: bantinopoulos@pitt.edu

Luke Berenbrok

Dr. Lucas Berenbrok is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Berenbrok’s research focuses on enhanced community pharmacy services which include immunizations, point-of-care testing, and pharmacogenomics. Dr. Berenbrok’s primary interests are in creating and evaluating novel pharmacy services for self-insured employers and in precision medicine.

Email: berenbro@pitt.edu

Dr. Joni Carroll is the Network Administrator and Senior Program Manager, Community Practice Development at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Carroll’s research focuses on using implementation science principles to build replicable, sustainable patient care practices for pharmacists. Her primary interests focus on pharmacist-prescriber collaboration and stakeholder engagement in research, which includes finding ways to bring patients into the research process.

Email: Joni.Carroll@pitt.edu

Dr. Kim Coley is the Network Director and Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has been conducting research for 25 years with a recent focus on community pharmacy practice-based research. Dr. Coley’s primary interests are in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative pharmacy practice models that advance the pharmacy profession and patient care.

Email: coley@pitt.edu

Sharon Connor

Dr. Sharon Connor is Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She works with community partners to provide comprehensive pharmacy services in free clinics and community health centers in the Pittsburgh area for 20 years.  She has experience with pharmacy program implementation and assessment in resource limited settings. Dr. Connor’s primary interests are global health, access to medication and providing care to vulnerable patients.

Email: sconnor@pitt.edu

Dr. Lauren Jonkman is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Her area of research focuses on addressing barriers to health care access for vulnerable populations both locally and globally. Her goal is to advance the role of pharmacists to provide care for non-communicable diseases in limited resource settings globally.  Her interest areas include family medicine, public health, global health, and care to the underserved.

Email: ljf1@pitt.edu

Dr. Melissa McGivney is Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She serves as a founding member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network, a Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network in Pennsylvania, where she leads the research and quality improvement initiatives.  Dr. McGivney’s research focuses developing, implementing and evaluating patient care services provided by pharmacists in community settings.

Email: mmcgivney@pitt.edu

Dr. Karen Steinmetz Pater is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Her research focus is on the role of the pharmacist in direct patient care in a variety of outpatient settings. Dr. Pater routinely works with students and residents on quality improvement and research initiatives in outpatient clinic environments.  Her interest areas include family medicine, care to the underserved, diabetes education and management, and self-care.

Email: paterks@pitt.edu

Taylor Laffey is a third-year student pharmacist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Over the past year, Taylor has worked as a student research assistant for the Pharmacy Innovation Network. Most of her work has focused on creating the components of the Tools for Partnered Research located in the Resource Center.

Email: tnl9@pitt.edu

Pharmacy Innovation Network Advisory Board:

The Pharmacy Innovation Network utilizes a Network Advisory Board to drive everything that we do. The Network Advisory Board is made up of researchers, pharmacists, and patients and includes:

Chris Antypas, PharmD

President and Chief Operating Officer

Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy

Joni Carroll, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS

Pharmacist Senior Program Manager – Community Practice Development

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Kim Coley, PharmD, FCCP

Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Robert Maher, PharmD, CGP

Director of Pharmacy Services

Klingensmith’s Drug Stores

Melissa McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA

Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy