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Jordan Covvey

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

418 Mellon
Phone: 412.396.2636
covveyj@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde (Scotland), 2014
PGY1, Pharmacy Practice, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 2011
Pharm.D., University of Kentucky, 2010
Scholarship

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Grants (2015–Present)

  • Covvey, J. R., Giannetti, V., Kamal, K. M. , & Rao, D. (2017). Development and validation of a patient satisfaction measure in a substance abuse population, Principal Investigator, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy NIA. Pending.
  • Covvey, J. R. (2017). The association between MELD-Na and clinical outcomes in patients with cirrhosis hospitalized with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis., Co-Principal Investigator, Duquesne University Undergraduate Summer Research Grant.
  • Zimmerman, D. E. & Covvey, J. R. (2017). Evaluation of levetiracetam for seizure prophylaxis in patients with traumatic brain injury and the influence of body mass index, Collaborator, PRI-Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund.
  • Kamal, K. M. & Covvey, J. R. (2017). A systematic literature review of shared decision making in cancer care: examining patient- and physician-related barriers and facilitators, Co-Principal Investigator, Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
  • Tran, A., Stewart, A., & Covvey, J. R. (2016). Student pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards HIV screening, Co-Principal Investigator, Duquesne University Undergraduate Summer Research Grant.
  • Jachim, L., Covvey, J. R., & Zimmerman, D. E., (2016). The relationship between diltiazem dosing, rate control and body composition in patients with atrial fibrillation and rapid ventricular response, Co-Principal Investigator, PRI-American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Student travel grant from the Emergency Medicine PRN.
  • Covvey, J. R. & Nemecek, B. (2015). Evaluation of clinical care in cirrhosis and related complications, Co-Principal Investigator, PRI-Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund.
  • Kamal, K. M. & Covvey, J. R. (2015). The impact of cancer treatment on work productivity in patients and caregivers: a review of the evidence, Co-Principal Investigator, Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
  • Giannetti, V., Kamal, K. M. , & Covvey, J. R. (2015) Attitudes and knowledge of mental illness among community pharmacists, Co-Principal Investigator, PRI-Johnson & Johnson. Awarded to project in coordination with College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP, administrator of funds).

Publications (2015–Present)

  • Kamal, K. M., Covvey, J. R., Dashputre, A. A., Ghosh, S. R., Shah, S., Bhosle M, Zacker C. (2017). A systematic review of the impact of cancer treatment on work productivity of patients and caregivers. J MANAGE CARE PHARM.
  • Covvey, J. R., Guarascio, A. J., O'Donnell, L., & Tidgewell, K. (in press, 2017). Development and implementation of a global health elective and drug discovery game for pharmacy students. Pharmacy.
  • Tran, A., Stewart, A., & Covvey, J. R. (in press, 2017). Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding human immunodeficiency virus and in-home testing among a regional sample of student pharmacists. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.
  • Covvey, J. R. & Ryan, M. (in press, 2017). Use of a modified Delphi process to ascertain course objectives for model global
    health education in a pharmacy curriculum. AM J PHARM EDUC.
  • Gleason, S. E., Covvey, J. R., Abrons, J. P., Dang, Y., Seo, S., Tofade T, Prescott GM, Peron EP, Masilamani S, Alsharif NZ. (2016). Connecting global/international pharmacy education to the CAPE 2013 outcomes: a report from the Global Pharmacy Education Special Interest Group. AACP Website.
  • Covvey, J. R., Al-Balushi, A., Boyter, A. C., & Gourlay, Y. (2015). Antimicrobial-related medication safety incidents: a regionalretrospective study in West of Scotland hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection.
  • Covvey, J. R., Grant, J., & Mullen, A. B. (2015). Development of an obstetrics triage tool for clinical pharmacists. J CLIN
    PHARM THER.
  • Covvey, J. R., Cohron, P. P., & Mullen, A. B. (2015). Examining pharmacy workforce issues in the United States and the United Kingdom. AM J PHARM EDUC.
  • Covvey, J. R. (2015). Recent developments toward the safer use of opioids in the USA, with a focus on hydrocodone.
    Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.
  • Covvey, J. R., Pfalzgraf, A. R., & Cohron, P. P. (2015). US pharmacist opinions regarding the rescheduling of hydrocodone
    combination products: a pilot study. Pharmacy., doi: 10.3390/pharmacy3030129.

Book Chapters (2015–Present)

  • Covvey, J. R. & Gauld, A. R. (2017). Public health considerations for the aging population. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program - Pediatrics/Geriatrics.
  • Covvey, J. R. & Mancl, E. E. (2015). Interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis. In Press, Drug-induced Diseases, 3rd ed. (pp. 20).

Presentations (2015–Present):

  • Covvey, J. R. (2017). Quality of care in patients with cirrhosis and ascites, hepatic encephalopathy or spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a retrospective analysis of electronic medical records. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Covvey, J. R. (2017). Medication therapy management services for patients with mental illness: the evolving role of community pharmacists. American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Virtual Poster Symposium, N/A, Virtual.
  • Covvey, J. R. (2017). A systematic review of the relationship between substance abuse and psychotropic medication adherence: opportunities to improve outcomes for patients with a dual-diagnosis. American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Virtual Poster Symposium, N/A, Virtual.
  • Covvey, J. R. (2017). Burden of illness in cystic fibrosis: A retrospective analysis of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Collier, C., Curry, L., Heller, S., Palermo, M., Covvey, J. R., Zarger L, Nemecek BD, Guarascio AJ, Yassin M, Freedy H, Zimmerman DE. (2016). Revisits to the emergency department for community-acquired pneumonia: a four year experience. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Covvey, J. R., Kamal, K. M., Dashputre, A. A., Ghosh, S., & Zacker, C. (2016). The impact of cancer treatment on work productivity of patients and caregivers: a systematic review of the evidence. American Society of Clinical Oncology, Pittsburgh, Virtual.
  • Dashputre, A., Kamal, K. M., Nemecek, B. D., & Covvey, J. R. (2016). Adherence to clinical guidelines in patients with cirrhosis and its complications: a retrospective analysis of electronic medical records. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, San Fransisco, California.
  • Dashputre, A., Kamal, K. M., & Covvey, J. R. (2016). Characteristics and healthcare utilization among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to missed work status: a retrospective analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • DeLeo, A. E., Gatchel, M. R., Tomy, P., Travers, E. A., Covvey, J. R., Verna NJ, Guarascio AJ, Zimmerman DE, Nemecek BD. (2016). Antibiotic prophylaxis failure among patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: influence of antimicrobial agent, body mass index and prognostic score. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Ghosh, S., Kamal, K. M., Covvey, J. R., Candrilli, S. D., & Giannetti, V. (2016). Exploring the association of statins in COPD: an analysis of 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Grant, K., O'Neil, C. K., Covvey, J. R., & Dominick, N. (2016). Adherence to antihypertensive therapeutic guidelines and association with falls in a long‐term care facility. American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Virtual Poster Symposium, Pittsburgh, Virtual.
  • Kamal, K. M., Covvey, J. R., Dashputre, A., Ghosh, S., & Zacker, C. (2016). A conceptual framework for value-based oncology treatment: a societal perspective. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, San Fransisco, California.
  • McHugh, C., Taylor, B., Caspero, G., Steffes, M., Covvey, J. R., Hedjazi M, Kimmel M, Zimmerman DE, Nemecek BD, Guarascio AJ. (2016). The association between MELD-Na and clinical outcomes in patients with cirrhosis hospitalized with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Vadagam, P., Kamal, K. M., Covvey, J. R., Giannetti, V., & Mukherjee, K. (2016). Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of lumacaftor/ivacaftor (Orkambi®) in the treatment of cystic fibrosis. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Denver, Colorado.
  • Brickett, L. M., Porter, T. J., Lee, N., Covvey, J. R., & Guarascio, A. J. (2015). Development of a statewide antibiogram to guide pharmacist recommendations for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant ESKAPE organisms. American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Grant, K., O'Neil, C. K., & Covvey, J. R. (2015). AAT‐Falls: Adherence to antihypertensive therapeutic guidelines and association with falls in a long‐term care facility. American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Jachim, L., Brun, C., Covvey, J. R., & Zimmerman, D. E. (2015). Diltiazem dosing in atrial fibrillation in patients with rapid ventricular rhythm as a function of body weight. American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Solinsky, P., O'Neil, C. K., & Covvey, J. R. (2015). A review of falls in a senior care home and pharmacist impact in a falls prevention program. American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Walchack, R., Goehring, A., Tercho, R., Covvey, J. R., & Zimmerman, D. E. (2015). Thirty day revisit rate of patients discharged with community-acquired pneumonia from an academic emergency department. American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bio

Dr. Covvey earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2010, and then completed residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) in 2011. She subsequently passed her board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and was selected as a recipient of a Fulbright grant to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences in Scotland.

Her Ph.D. research focused on the use of routinely collected clinical data for quality improvement in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Research Interests

Dr. Covvey's research interests are broad and focused on utilization of different methodologies to contribute to the improvement of health outcomes. She is particularly interested in the management of chronic disease and quality improvement in prescribing.

Focus areas for past and current projects have included liver cirrhosis, mental illness, infectious disease, oncology, obesity and pain.

Courses

Pharm.D. Curriculum

  • PHBA 310: The American Healthcare System
  • PHBA 311: Public Health and Epidemiology
  • PHBA 423: Perspectives in Global Health (elective)
  • APPE: Independent Studies

Graduate Curriculum

  • GPSC 519: Healthcare Databases
  • GPSC 588W: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy
  • GPSC 589W: Research Methods in Pharmacy Administration
  • GPSC 698: Graduate Seminar
Honors
  • Chair
    AACP Public Health Special Interest
    July 2017
  • Fulbright-Strathclyde Postgraduate Research Award
    2011–14
  • University of Kentucky Kaplin-Passamanek Award
    May 2010
  • University of Kentucky Merck Award
    May 2010
  • ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Top 10 National Finalist
    Dec. 2009
  • KPhA Professional Promotion Award
    June 2009
  • University of Kentucky Doughty-Hartman Award
    April 2009
  • AACP Student Engaged Service Awards
    Feb. 2009