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Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP

Nicole BrandtNicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, is a professor in the Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research and executive director of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP).

Since joining UMSOP, she has expanded geriatric training opportunities available, including the geriatrics/palliative care pathway, American  Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited geriatrics residency, and two-year post-PharmD fellowship. She was named the 2019 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society’s Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award for her leadership in geriatrics education. She has worked on various interdisciplinary teams across numerous practice settings and is currently leading initiatives to integrate sustainable pharmacist-directed services to help older adults with multiple co-morbidities at the MedStar Center for Successful Aging.

Brandt has been active in promoting optimal care for older adults and has affected this through her educational, clinical, and health care policy work. She co-led an initiative that led the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, Baltimore County to become the first universities in the state of Maryland to receive the Age-Friendly University distinction.  

She has directed projects with multiple stakeholders focusing on Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management programs, high risk medications, and medication stewardship. Her public policy advocacy occurs on both a state and national level. She is one of the authors of the 2012, 2015, and 2018-2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria and the past president and board chairman of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

She also co-chaired a task force convened by the Peter Lamy Center with assistance from the U.S Deprescribing Research Network to develop an Implementation Guide for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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