Dr. Jordan Covvey Granted Tenure, Promoted To Associate Professor

CovveyDuquesne University President Ken Gormley recently approved the promotion and tenure of multiple faculty members throughout the university. Dr. Jordan Covvey of the School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences was among those faculty granted tenure and promoted and is now an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration in the Division of Pharmaceutical, Administrative and Social sciences.

Dr. Covvey's original interest in public and global health started as a pharmacy student at the University of Kentucky after completing an APPE rotation with NHS National Services in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she worked with pharmacists on national health statistics and analysis. This led her to apply for and receive a Fulbright grant in 2011 to pursue a PhD in health outcomes research at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) in Glasgow, Scotland, after completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Dr. Covvey's research and teaching today combines the areas of public health, global health and quality improvement in medicine utilization.

As an educator, Dr. Covvey teaches in eight different courses in the undergraduate, PharmD and MS in Pharmacy Administration programs. During her five years at Duquesne, she has mentored over 70 pharmacy students/residents in elective independent studies, APPE research rotations, and residency research projects. Her work has led the creation of a global health initiative on campus, culminating in two new academic programs, a minor and a concentration in global health. Alongside this, she has created and co-led global health Spring Break-Away experiences within the School that have brought over 25 students to Haiti and Costa Rica on medical services trips. Her work culminated in receiving the School of Pharmacy's Faculty Award in May 2019.

As a researcher, Dr. Covvey currently serves on editorial boards for Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) (2018-) and Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (CPTL) (2019-). She has edited/authored content in two textbooks-one traditional and one OER-related to public health in pharmacy, and authored two chapters in clinical texts related to public health in the aging population and drug-related pulmonary disease. Alongside this work, she has held a three-year nationally-elected leadership term with the AACP Public Health Special Interest Group. Her research has led her to publish over 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts, present over 60 posters at international, national and regional conferences, and to chair five thesis committees for MS Pharmacy Administration graduate students. She has been involved in grant awards totaling over $150,000 to date.

The School of Pharmacy extends its congratulations to Dr. Covvey and thanks her for her years of service to the university!

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