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Cope, Rebecca, J.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Pharm.D., Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Description

Dr. Rebecca Cope, PharmD, BCACP earned her PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2013. She served as the Chief Pharmacy Resident during her PGY-1 residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, NY before going on to complete a PGY-2 residency in global health and underserved care through the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. She obtained board certification in ambulatory care in 2016 and accepted her current position at LIU College of Pharmacy in 2017. Her practice expertise includes primary care in limited resource settings, and she maintains a clinical practice in the Anticoagulation Clinic, Family Medicine Clinic and HIV Primary Care Center at The Brooklyn Hospital. Dr. Cope additionally serves as a preceptor for the PGY-2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency at her institution and is heavily involved with research in both the pharmacy and medical residency programs. Her research focus has been on exploring health disparities, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS, and the pharmacist’s role in the interdisciplinary team. Dr. Cope has spent a significant amount of time doing medical work in Honduras and Malawi throughout her career and has a strong interest in global health.

Specialties

Ambulatory Care, HIV/AIDS, Global Health, Underserved Care

Publications

Cope R, Jonkman L, Quach K, Ahlborg J, Connor S. “Transitions of Care:  Medication related barriers identified by low socioeconomic patients of a federally qualified health center following hospital discharge.” RSAP. 2017 Jan 6 [ePub ahead of print].
Greenwald R, Cope R, Mangurian C. “Chipping Away at Medicaid Restrictions to Direct-Acting Antiviral Coverage / Interview by Rob Volansky [Transcript]. HCV Next. May 2016.
Sorbera M, Friedman M, Cope R. “New and Emerging Evidence on the Use of Second-Generation Direct Acting Antivirals for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus in Renal Impairment.”  J Pharm Pract. 2016 Feb 22.
Cope R, Glowa T, Faulds S, McMahon D, Prasad R. “Treating Hepatitis C in a Ryan-White Funded HIV Clinic: Has the Treatment Uptake Improved in the Interferon-Free Directly Active Antiviral Era?” AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 Feb;30(2):51-5.
Cope R, Berkowitz L, Arcebido R, Trustman N, Yeh J, Cha A. “Evaluating the Effects of an Interdisciplinary Practice Model with Pharmacist Collaboration on HIV Patient Co-Morbidities.” AIDS Patient Care and STDS. 2015 Aug;29(8):445-53.
Cope R, Pickering A, Glowa T, Faulds S, Veldkamp P, Prasad R. “Majority of HIV/HCV Patients Need to Switch ART to Accommodate Simeprevir.” AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2015 Jul;29(7): 379-83

Lectures and Presentations

Lecturer, “Reversal Agents for Direct Oral Anticoagulants.” Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, February 1, 2017.

Lecturer, “In a Bind:  Reversal Agents for Direct Oral Anticoagulants.” Continuing Education, New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, November 11, 2016.

Lecturer, “Evaluating the Effects of an Interdisciplinary Practice Model with Pharmacist Collaboration on HIV Patient Co-morbidities.” NYSDOH AIDS Institute, Quality of Care Clinical Advisory Committee Meeting, New York, NY, March 10, 2016.

Lecturer, “Clinical Trials in Developing Countries – Beneficial or Exploitation?” Global Health Equity Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2015.

Lecturer, “Concentrating on U-500 Regular Insulin.” Continuing Education, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, NY, January 2015.

Grossman K, Besignano-Long A, Tran V, Cope R. “Evaluation of Pharmacist Intervention on the Appropriate Prescribing of Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulants.” Platform presentation at Eastern States Conference, Hershey, PA. May 2017.

Besignano-Long A, Cha A, Kelly P, Cope R. “Evaluating the Clinical Significance of Dolutegravir and Metformin Co-Administration in HIV Patients.” Platform presentation at NYSCHP Annual Assembly, Saratoga Springs, NY. May 2016.

Pickering A, Cope R, Glowa T, Faulds S, Veldkamp P, Prasad R. “Majority of HIV/HCV Co-infected Patients Require Antiretroviral Therapy Switch Prior to Use of Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents.” Platform presentation at 22nd Annual Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, Feb 2015.

Cope R, Cha A, Berkowitz L, Arcebido R, Yeh J. “Effects of an Interdisciplinary Practice Model on HIV Patient Outcomes.” Platform presentation at Eastern States Residency Conference, Hershey, PA, May 2014. Encore presentation at New York City Residency Conference, Brooklyn, NY, June 2014.

Gallipani A, Abraham S, Ankireddypalli A, Luteran B, Cope R. “Prescriber Attitudes Towards Implementation of Pharmacogenomic Testing in the Primary Care Setting.” Poster presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 50th Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, CA. May 2017.

McIver L, Abraham S, Ankireddypalli A, Luteran B, Cope R. “Attitudes and Perceptions amongst Physicians regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for High Risk Patients in the Primary Care Setting.” Poster presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 50th Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, CA. May 2017.

Bazarova T, Cope R. “Preferred First-line Add-on Therapy to Metformin in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetic Patients in an Outpatient Urban Setting.” Poster presented at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. December 2016.

Cope R, Glowa T, Faulds S, McMahon D, Prasad RK. “Treating Hepatitis C in a Ryan White-Funded HIV Clinic:  Has the Treatment Uptake Improved in the Interferon-Free Directly Active Antiviral Era?” Poster presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 49th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016.

Cope R, Jonkman L, Connor S, Meyer M. “Evaluation of Asthma Knowledge following Implementation of an Asthma Treatment Program in a Remote Community of Honduras.” Poster presented at American College of Clinical Pharmacy, San Francisco, CA, October 2015.

Cope R, Jonkman L, Connor S, Meyer M. “Measuring Asthma Knowledge and Medication Adherence in a Remote Community of Honduras.” Poster presented at Conference on the Science of Medication Adherence, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2015

Pickering A, Cope R, Glowa T, Faulds S, Veldkamp P, Prasad R. “Majority of HIV/HCV Co-infected Patients Require Antiretroviral Therapy Switch Prior to Use of Simeprevir.” Poster presented at HIV & Liver Disease Conference, Moran, WY, September 2014.

Cope R, Cha A, Omoluju A. “Evaluation of Inhaled Budesonide Use with Interacting Antiretroviral Medications in an Urban Institution” Poster presented at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 2013.

Honors/Awards

2015 AACP Walmart Scholar Recipient
2014 New York Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Award

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Member, Association of American Colleges of Pharmacy
Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists