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Sherrie Aspinall, PharmD, MSc, BCPS

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CHERP COIN Investigator

National Program Manager, VA Center for Medication Safety

Associated Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy and Therapeutics


My research interests focus on understanding the prescribing practices of high-risk and/or high-use medications, as well as medication use in at-risk Veterans. I am also interested in evaluating the impact of interventions on safe and appropriate medication use, as well as changes in clinical outcomes.

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.

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Medication Use Safety

Funded Research