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Monica L. Skomo, B.S., Pharm.D., BCACP

Associate Professor
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences

208 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.1809

Education:

Pharm.D., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 2004
B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1995
Bio

Dr. Monica L. Skomo, an associate professor of pharmacy practice, earned her B.S. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Duquesne University and completed an Academic and Research Fellowship.  Dr. Skomo is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCAP). In addition, she holds certificates in pharmacy-based immunization, dyslipidemia disease management, and pharmaceutical care for patients with diabetes, and has authorization to administer injectables, such as vaccinations, in the state of Pennsylvania.

As a pharmacist clinician, Dr. Skomo has practiced in the community and ambulatory care settings. She provides medication therapy management and wellness services to patients in a variety of areas including tobacco cessation, weight management, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), migraine, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. Dr. Skomo helped to develop and manage the Spirit of Health Initiative, a mobile health unit that provides screening and medication therapy management services to medically underserved individuals. 

She has both didactic and experiential teaching responsibilities in the Mylan School of Pharmacy. Dr. Skomo completed the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Academy Teaching and Learning Certificate Program in 2010. She graduated from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) in 2012. 

Dr. Skomo engages in outcomes research and focuses on pharmacist care of migraine sufferers. She has published her findings in the pharmacy and medical literature.  She has been successful in securing grant funding for her research and practice site. 

Dr. Skomo has recently been appointed Chair of the Self-Study for the Mylan School of Pharmacy for 2013. She has received awards including the Mylan School of Pharmacy Faculty Award (2011), Class of 2012 Teacher of the Year (2011), George H. Searight Community Service Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (2011) and the Duquesne University 2010 Team Award for the Wellness Team (2010).

Courses

PHBM 423   Biomedical Sciences and Therapeutics - Gastrointestinal and Rheumatology

PHRP 478    Seminar on Current Practice Guidelines in Ambulatory Care

PHPR 479    Clinical Preparation for Community Pharmacy Practice

PHEXP 471  Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE): Ambulatory Care

PHBM 460    Independent Study

Publications

Berdine HJ and Skomo ML.  The Medical Home:  Development and integration of pharmacist clinical services into the patient-centered medical home. J Am Pharm Assoc. Accepted July 1, 2011, in press.

Malone M, Higginbotham S, Skomo ML. Development, implementation, and evaluation of a pharmacist-managed travel clinic in an ambulatory care setting. J Am Pharm Assoc 2012; 52(2): 253.

Rosenblatt H, Higginbotham S, Skomo ML, Stewart A. Pharmacist interventions using the Health Belief Model: Impact on statin adherence.  J Am Pharm Assoc 2012; 52(2): 205.

Desselle SD and Skomo ML.  Factors related to pharmacists' care of migraineurs.  Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2010; 6: 232-245.

Mayernik D, Resick L, Skomo ML, Mandock K. Parish nurse-initiated interdisciplinary mobile health care delivery project.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 2010; 39: 227-234.

Scott M, Murray K, Skomo ML, Desselle SD.  Evaluation of an educational intervention on community pharmacists' care of recurrent headache sufferers.  J Am Pharm Assoc 2010; 50(2): 229.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Shah N.  Development and Construct Validation of the Pharmacists' Care of Migraineurs Scale.  Headache 2009; 49:  54-63.

 

Runyon AL, Skomo ML, Koerner PH, O-Neil CK.  Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program. Pharmacotherapy 2009; 29(3): 75e.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Shah N. Pharmacists' perceptions of and interactions with migraineurs. J Am Pharm Assoc 2009; 49: 265.

 Desselle SD and Skomo ML. Factors related to pharmacists' care of migraineurs.  J Am Pharm Assoc 2009; 49: 276-277.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Shah N.  Migraineurs' perceptions of and interactions with pharmacists: a qualitative study.  International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008; 16: 357-363.

 

Skomo ML, Kamal KM, Berdine HJ.  A Required Course in the Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Clinical Pharmacy Services.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2008, 72(5): Article 109.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Berdine HJ, O-Neil CK.  Impact of pharmacist interventions on seeking of medical care by migraineurs.  J Am Pharm Assoc 2008; 48:  32-37.

 

Skomo ML, Lassila HC, Berdine HJ, O-Neil C.  Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary mobile wellness clinic for a medically underserved population.  Pharmacotherapy 2008; 28(9): 182e. 

Parekh H, Kamal K, Skomo M, Smith M. Trends in hospitalizations among inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis - an analysis of 2002-2004 health care cost and utilization project data.  Value in Health 2008; 11(3) Suppl: A262.

Parekh H, Kamal K, Smith M, Skomo M. Resource utilization amonth inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis - an analysis of 2004 health care cost adn utilization project data. Value in Health 2008; 11(3) Suppl: A262.

Shah N, Desselle SD, Skomo ML.  Development and Construct Validation of the Pharmacists' Care of the Migraineur Scale.  J Am Pharm Assoc 2008; 48: 274.

Shah N, Desselle SD, Skomo ML.  Development of the Pharmacists Care of the Migraineur Scale.  J Am Pharm Assoc 2007; 48: 259.

 

Skomo ML, Desselle SP, Berdine HJ. Factors influencing migraineur-consulting behavior in a university population. Headache 2006; 46: 742-749.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Berdine HJ, O-Neil CK.  Factors Influencing Migraineur Physician-Consulting Behavior in a University Population. Pharmacotherapy 2005; 25 (3).

 

Grants/Contracts

Desselle SD, Skomo ML, Murray KA, O-Neal KS.  Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention on the Caring Behaviors and Referral Activities of Community Pharmacists for Migraineurs.  Merck Investigator-Initiated Studies Program. September 2010.  Awarded: $47,875

Desselle SD, Weisz MA, Murray KA, Skomo ML.  Evaluation of Merck's Headache School: A Quasi-Experimental Phase 4 Examination of Effectiveness.  Merck Investigator-Initiated Studies Program.  August 2010.  Awarded:  $47,961

Murray K, Scott M, Skomo ML, Desselle SD.  Evaluation of an educational intervention on community pharmacists' self-reported care of recurrent headache sufferers.  University of Oklahoma School of Pharmacy Seed Grant.  March 2010.  Awarded:  $4,395

Berdine HJ, Skomo ML, O-Neil CK.  Impact of the FRAX- Assessment on Physician and Patient Treatment Behavior.  Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals.  December 2009.  Awarded:  $15,812

Runyon A, O-Neil CK, Skomo ML.  Rx for Change: Clinician Assisted Tobacco Cessation.  Tobacco Free Allegheny.  March 2008.  Awarded:  $16,318

Skomo ML and Desselle SD.  Development and Purification of the Pharmacists' Care of the Migraineur Scale.  Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund.  May 2006 - May 2007.  Awarded:  $9208

Presentations

McConaha J, Berdine HJ, Skomo ML, Higginbotham S, Laux R, O-Neil C. Impact of the FRAX assessment on physician and patient treatment behavior.  Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Osteoporosis 2012 (ISO 12) on April 26th and 27th, 2012.

Malone M, Higginbotham S, Skomo ML. Development, implementation, and evaluation of a pharmacist-managed travel clinic in an ambulatory care setting.  Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans on March 10, 2012.

Rosenblatt H, Higginbotham S, Skomo ML, Stewart A. Pharmacist interventions using the Health Belief Model: Impact on statin adherence.  Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans on March 10, 2012.

Malone M, Higginbotham S, Skomo ML. Development, implementation, and evaluation of a pharmacist-managed travel clinic in an ambulatory care setting.  Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans on December 7, 2011.

Tami A and Skomo ML.  Development, implementation, and outcomes of a pharmacist-led anemia screening service.  Poster presentation at the ACCP Annual Meeting in Austin, TX on October 19, 2010.

Mayernik D and Skomo ML. Interdisciplinary Mobile Health Care Delivery Project Serving Older Adults.  Poster presentation at the First Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Elderly at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh on September 24, 2010.

Mayernik D and Skomo ML. Interdisciplinary Mobile Health Care Delivery Project Serving Older Adults.  Podium presentation at the First Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Elderly at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh on September 23, 2010.

Scott M, Murray K, Skomo ML, Desselle SD.  Evaluation of an education intervention on community pharmacists' self-reported care of recurrent headache sufferers.  Podium presentation at University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Research Forum 2010 on April 8, 2010.

Scott M, Murray K, Skomo ML, Desselle SD.  Evaluation of an educational intervention on community pharmacists' care of recurrent headache sufferers.  Presented at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC on March 14, 2010.

Runyon A, Skomo ML, Koerner P, O-Neil C. Continuing professional development: pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program. Podium presentation for the CNS Practice Research Network at the ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy in Orlando, Florida on April 27, 2009.

Runyon A, Skomo ML, Koerner P, O-Neil C. Continuing professional development: pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program. Presented at the ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy in Orlando, Florida on April 26, 2009.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Shah N. Pharmacists' perceptions of and interactions with migraineurs. Presented at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas on April 5, 2009.

Desselle SD and Skomo ML. Factors related to pharmacists' care of migraineurs.  Presented at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas on April 5, 2009.

Skomo ML, Lassila HC, Berdine HJ, O-Neil C.  Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary mobile wellness clinic for a medically underserved population.  Presented at the ACCP Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY on October 20, 2008.

Alsberry R, Gillis B, Hardy B, Provenzano A, Wolfgang K, Skomo ML, Kearns J.  Duquesne University's Implementation of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Medication Adherence Project.  PPA Annual Conference, Gettysburg, PA, September 27, 2008.

Lassila HC, Berdine HJ, Skomo ML, O-Neil C, Livengood B.  Impact of a university based pharmacist coordinated wellness center on Healthy People 2010 objectives.  Presented at the 2008 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Chicago on July 22, 2008. 

Parekh H, Kamal K, Skomo ML, Smith M. Trends in hospitalizations among inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis - an analysis of 2002-2004 health care cost and utilization project data.  Presented at ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting in Toronto, Canada on May 6, 2008.

Parekh H, Kamal K, Smith M, Skomo ML.  Resource utilization among inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis - an analysis of 2004 health care cost and utilization project data. Presented at ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting in Toronto, Canada on May 6, 2008.

Shah N, Desselle SD, Skomo ML.  Development and construct validation of the Pharmacists' Care of the Migraineur Scale.  Podium presentation at the American Pharmacists Association's Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA on March 15, 2008.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD,  Berdine HJ, O-Neil CK.  Impact of a pharmacist intervention on migraineur physician-consulting behavior.  Podium presentation at the National Headache Foundation's Annual Headache Research Summit in Scottsdale, AZ on February 19, 2008.

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Berdine HJ, O-Neil CK. Implementation and impact of a pharmacist-led education program for migraineurs.  Presented at the ACCP Annual Meeting in Denver, CO on October 17, 2007.

Miller M, Skomo ML, Berdine HJ. Development and implementation of a pharmacist-managed medication adherence and medication therapy management clinic in a family practice office.  Presented at the ACCP Annual Meeting in Denver, CO on October 16, 2007.

Skomo ML, Kamal KM, Berdine HJ. Integration of CAPE Outcomes into a Pharmacy Practice Course through Application of Business Plan Models. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Orlando, July 17, 2007.

Shah N, Desselle SD, Skomo MLDevelopment of the Pharmacists Care of the Migraineur Scale (PCMS).  Presented at the American Pharmacists Association National Meeting. Atlanta. March 2007.

Berdine HJ and Skomo ML. Perception of Education and Preparedness of Community Pharmacists in a Diabetes Self-Management Program.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. July 10, 2006.

Desselle SP, Conklin MH, Surratt CK, Astle J, Skomo ML, Berdine HJ, O-Neil CK, Mihalyo MG.  Use of a Service-Learning Experience to Bridge Knowledge Between Professional Courses.  Presented at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. July 10, 2006.

Shah N, Desselle SD, Skomo ML.  Identifying Domains for Pharmacists Care of Migraineurs. Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference, Minneapolis, July 2006.

Certo J, Derose K, Mattei TJ, Skomo ML, Stewart A, Tomko JR. Making a Positive Difference: Preparing Pharmacy Fellows and Residents to Teach.  IUT Conference, Duquesne University. July 13, 2005. 

Skomo ML, Desselle SD, Berdine HJ, O-Neil CK.  Factors Influencing Migraineur Physician-Consulting Behavior in a University Population.  ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, April 11, 2005.