Leslie Ochs

Prior to joining the University of New England School of Pharmacy, Leslie was a clinical pharmacist specialist in adult medicine at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. During her time, she developed the medication reconciliation program for the facility and provided clinical insight for the multidisciplinary medicine teams. She precepted pharmacy students and residents in adult medicine and served as adjunct clinical faculty at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. She was a member of the VA National Medication Reconciliation Initiative and faculty for the SpeakerÕs Bureau. Although, Leslie has spent most of her time as a clinical pharmacist in adult medicine she has experiences in other clinical settings that include neuro-intensive care, neurology, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care.

In addition, Leslie has held faculty appointments in the field of public health at the University of South Carolina and Western Washington University with a focus in epidemiology, community development, program planning and evaluation, women and childrenÕs health and rural health. Leslie has extensive experience designing, implementing, managing and evaluating large public health programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Office of Substance Abuse and Prevention and the ChildrenÕs Defense Fund. Other past employment includes experiences as the Associate Director for Xcenda, Inc., a contract and consulting organization that provides health outcomes and pharmacoeconomic services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Education

PharmD

Shenandoah University, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

2014

BS

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

1988

MSPH

University of South Carolina, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health

1992

PHD

University of South Carolina, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health

1998

Board Certifications and Licenses

Expertise

Adult medicine

public health and clinical program evaluation

management and analysis of health data

Research

Research Interests

Health outcomes research