Drs. Jordan Covvey and Anthony Guarascio Join Faculty

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Two new faculty members have been welcomed to the Mylan School of Pharmacy this Fall. Dr. Jordan Covvey and Dr. Anthony Guaracio have joined the team.

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 and was selected as a recipient of a Fulbright grant to complete a Doctor of Philosophy degree 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 (COPD).
Dr. Covvey's research interests are broad and relate widely to the intersection between research and clinical practice. She is particularly interested in antibiotic utilization, medication adherence in chronic disease, quality improvement in prescribing and the effects of socioeconomic deprivation in healthcare. She completed a teaching and learning certificate while at VCUHS and is highly supportive of student development and expanding opportunities/involvement in internationalization.

Dr. Anthony Guarascio received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from West Virginia University. Following his degree, he completed a post-graduate pharmacy practice residency at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia and an infectious diseases specialty residency at West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. Guarascio is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and has received certification from the American Pharmacists Association for pharmacy-based immunization delivery. His interests in academia and infectious diseases clinical practice have led him to his current position as an Assistant Professor at the Mylan School of Pharmacy University at Duquesne University. He instructs in the area of infectious diseases for both didactic and experiential learning experiences.
Dr. Guarascio's clinical practice is at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where he is a member of the multidisciplinary infectious diseases consult medical service. His research interests include the stewardship and optimization of antimicrobial therapy in clinical practice for which he has accrued various national and international presentations as well as publications in the professional literature. Additional interests include international healthcare initiatives for which he has participated in healthcare mission trips to both Peru and Haiti.

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