Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Sherrie Aspinall, PharmD, MSc, BCPS
CHERP COIN Investigator
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Center for Medication Safety
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Sherrie L. Aspinall, PharmD, MSc, BCPS is a core faculty member of the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and a clinical pharmacy specialist and PGY2 Residency Program Director in Medication Use Safety with the VA Center for Medication Safety (VA MedSAFE). She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Aspinall has successfully mentored numerous pharmacy residents throughout her career with the VA as both a residency program director and preceptor. As a well-trained researcher in the areas of pharmacoeconomics, health services, and outcomes research, her work with CHERP and VA MedSAFE focuses on the safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medications. Dr. Aspinall has conducted multicenter studies to examine these issues in medications with safety concerns, such as warfarin, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, and chemotherapy. In addition, she has utilized large databases to assess the impact of policy changes on safe and effective medication prescribing throughout the VA. Much of her work focuses on the elderly, who are a vulnerable population.
Evaluating Connected Health Approaches to Improving the Health of Veterans (CDA 15-065) as Co-investigator
Implementation of Brief Treatments for Insomnia in Primary Care (CDA 13-260) as Principal Investigator
Published ResearchDeintensification of Diabetes Medications among Veterans at the End of Life in VA Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2020)
Incidence and Predictors of Aspirin Discontinuation in Older Adult Veteran Nursing Home Residents at End of Life. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2020)
Central nervous system medication burden and serious falls in older nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. (2017)
A comparison of neuropsychiatric adverse events during early treatment with varenicline or a nicotine patch. Addiction (2016)
Pharmacy benefits management in the Veterans Health Administration revisited: 2004-2014 - a decade of advancements. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. (2016)
- Medication Use Safety