Jordan Covvey

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

418 Mellon
Phone: 412.396.2636


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

Full CV

Grants funded - external

$56,500: Kamal KM, Covvey JR. A systematic literature review of shared decision making in cancer care: examining patient- and physician-related barriers and facilitators. Aug 2017 to 2018. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

$46,950: Kamal KM, Covvey JR. The impact of cancer treatment on work productivity in patients and caregivers: a review of the evidence. Sep 2015 to Dec 2016. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

$7,031: Giannetti V, Kamal KM, Covvey JR. Attitudes and knowledge of mental illness among community pharmacists. Jan 2015 to Jul 2016. Johnson & Johnson subcontracted via CPNP Foundation (original funding $10,000).

Grants funded - internal

$5,375: Giannetti V, Covvey JR, Kamal KM. Development of a patient satisfaction measure in a substance abuse population. Aug 2018 to May 2019. Charles Henry Leach II Fund.

$9,000: Covvey JR, Nemecek BD. Evaluation of clinical care in cirrhosis and related complications. May 2015 to Oct 2017. Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund.

Grants funded - student mentored

$1,500: Rao D, Covvey JR, Kamal KM, Giannetti V. Community pharmacist and substance abuse disorders: attitudes, knowledge and practice. CPNP Foundation Defining the Future Grant Program (external). Oct 2017 to Apr 2018.

$500: Olesky C, Covvey JR, Nemecek BD. The association between MELD-Na and clinical outcomes in patients with cirrhosis hospitalized with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Oct 2017. ACCP Annual Meeting student travel award (external).

$1,000: Gerstein R, Covvey JR, Nemecek BD, Guarascio AJ, Zimmerman DE. Utilization of ketamine for procedural sedation among patients with obesity. Oct 2017. ACCP Emergency Medicine PRN student travel award (external).

$1,000: Kimmel M, Olesky C, Covvey JR, Nemecek BD. The association between MELD-Na and clinical outcomes in patients with cirrhosis hospitalized with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. May to Aug 2017. Duquesne University Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (internal).

$1,000: Jachim L, Covvey JR, Zimmerman DE. The relationship between diltiazem dosing, rate control and body composition in patients with atrial fibrillation and rapid ventricular response. Oct 2016. ACCP Emergency Medicine PRN student travel award (external).

$1,000: Tran A, Covvey JR, Stewart A. Student pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards HIV screening. May to Aug 2016. Duquesne University Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (internal).


Most recent

Evoy KE, Covvey JR, Peckham AM, Ochs L, Hultgren KE. Reports of gabapentin and pregabalin abuse, misuse, dependence, or overdose: an analysis of the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS). Res Social Adm Pharm 2018 (online).

Zimmerman DE, Jachim L, Brun C, Iaria A, Covvey JR. The effect of body weight on intravenous diltiazem in patients with atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response. J Clin Pharm Ther 2018 (online).

Giannetti V, Caley C, Kamal KM, Covvey JR, McKee J, Wells BG, Najarian D, Cobb C, Dunn T, Vadagam P. Community pharmacists and mental illness: a national survey of service provision, stigma, attitudes and beliefs. Int J Clin Pharm 2018 (online).

Peckham AM, Evoy KE, Covvey JR, Ochs L, Fairman KA, Sclar D. Predictors of gabapentin overuse with or without concomitant opioids in a commercially insured US population. Pharmacother 2018;38(4):436-443.

Guarascio AJ, Brickett LM, Porter TJ, Lee ND, Gorse EE, Covvey JR. Development of a statewide antibiogram to assess regional trends in antibiotic-resistant ESKAPE organisms. J Pharm Pract 2017 (online).

Tran A, Stewart A, Covvey JR. Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding human immunodeficiency virus and in-home testing among a regional sample of student pharmacists. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2017;9(6):980-8.

Kamal KM, Covvey JR, Dashputre A, Ghosh S, Shah S, Bhosle M, Zacker C. A systematic review of the impact of cancer treatment on work productivity of patients and caregivers. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2017;23(2):136-62.


Dr. Covvey earned her Doctor of Pharmacy 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 Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences in Scotland. Her PhD research focused on the use of routinely collected clinical data for quality improvement in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

#MeetTheProfessors YouTube Series: Dr. Jordan Covvey

Check out our recent student experience in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

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 cirrhosis, mental illness, infectious disease, oncology, obesity and pain.


Pharm.D. Program

PHBA 310: The American Healthcare System
PHBA 311: Public Health and Epidemiology
PHBA 423: Perspectives in Global Health (elective)
Research APPE experiences and independent studies

Graduate Program

GPSC 519: Healthcare Databases
GPSC 588W: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy
GPSC 589W: Research Methods in Pharmacy Administration
GPSC 698: Graduate Seminar

Other Guest Lectures

GLBH 185: Introduction to Global Health Studies
ATHT 404: Health & Medicine I


Chair, AACP Public Health Special Interest Group, Jul 2017-2018

Fulbright-Strathclyde Postgraduate Research Award, Sep 2011-2014.

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, Jun 2009.

University of Kentucky Doughty-Hartman Award, Apr 2009.

AACP Student Engaged Service Awards recipient, Feb 2009.