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Jennifer Padden Elliott

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice

309 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.4990


Pharm.D., Duquesne University, 2007

Jennifer Padden Elliott is an Associate Professor in the Pharmacy Practice department in the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. She is also a clinical pharmacy specialist with the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh and Director of the Pediatrics Concentration at Duquesne University. Dr. Elliott received her Pharm.D. from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP-accredited General Pharmacy Practice Residency at Trinity Health System, Duquesne University, and Palliative Therapeutics, LLC.

As a clinical pharmacy specialist in the area of pediatrics with The Children's Institute, Dr. Elliott is responsible for patient consultation, monitoring high risk medication use and appropriate antibiotic use, and providing drug information services to both inpatient and outpatient programs. She also oversees the medication reconciliation program. She is a preceptor for students in the Pediatric Concentration as well as others who elect to take a pediatric rotation as part of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). As director of the Pediatric Concentration, she oversees successful completion of three elective pediatric courses and one pediatric APPE. She is the course master of Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Ambulatory Care and co-course master for Therapeutics in Special Populations.

Dr. Elliott is on the executive board of For Your Good Health, whose mission is to improve the lives of children and their families by linking structured physical activities with health education. Through her involvement with this organization, she plans and oversees student pharmacist involvement in pediatric health and wellness screenings and asthma camps in the community. Dr. Elliott is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

#MeetTheProfessors YouTube Series: Dr. Jennifer Elliott


Dr. Elliott's research interests include:

  1. Identifying undiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma in the pediatric population, and implementing strategies to improve disease management,
  2. Implementing interventions for obesity prevention and management in the community setting, and in particular for patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic condition known to cause early-onset obesity, and
  3. The safety of medications known to have an effect on weight in patients with PWS.


Elliott JP
Presidential Scholarship Award
Duquesne University

Cherpes GL, Elliott JP, Kamal KM,Harrison C, Herk B, McCrossin M, Riedy M
Metabolic risks associated with antipsychotic medication use in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA
April 2012- April 2013

Padden JL and Marcotullio NA
Implementation of an Asthma Program to Improve Asthma Identification andEducation in Children.
The State of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (C.U.R.E.) Program
Janurary 2010-January 2013

Marcotullio N, McConaha J, Elliott JP, Buckner I.
Evaluation of Optimal Liquid Medication Dosing Devices
School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Grant
2011 - 2012

Koerner P, Elliott J, McFalls, M. 'Integration of Technology within the Division of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences in the School ofPharmacy-Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment: Mini Grant


Elliott JP, Marcotullio N, Skoner DP, Lunney P, Gentile DA. Impact of asthma control and student pharmacist delivered asthma education on child and caregiver knowledge at an asthma camp series. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Accepted May 2, 2014. In Press.

Kamal KM, Chopra I, Elliott JP, Mattei TJ. Use of electronic medical records for clinical research in the management of type 2 diabetes. Res Social Adm Pharm. Accepted January 14, 2014. In press.

Elliott JP, McConaha J, Cornish N, Bunk E, Hilton L, Modany A, Buckner I. Influence of Viscosity and Consumer Use on Accuracy of Oral Medication Dosing Devices. Journal of Pharmacy Technology.
2014; 30(4): 111-117.

Elliott JP, Marcotullio N, Skoner DP, Lunney P, Gentile DA. An asthma sports camp series to identify children with possible asthma and cardiovascular risk factors. J Asthma. 2014; 51(3):267-74.

Elliott JP, Koerner P, Heasley J, Kamal K. Enhancing Student Learning ofPediatrics through the Use of Active Learning Strategies. American Journal ofPharmaceutical Education 2012; 76(2):article 26.

Padden J, Skoner D, Hochhaus G. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Inhaled Glucocorticoids. Journal of Asthma 2008; 45(S1):13-24.


PHBM 443 01 Therapeutics in Special Populations

PHBM 436 01 Respiratory, Dermatology, and Ophthalmic Disorders

PHPR 482 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Ambulatory Care


2011–12 University Creative Teaching Award