Brooke Griffin, Pharm.D.

Vice Chair
Downers Grove, IL

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Brooke Griffin, PharmD, BCACP is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Vice Chair of Clinical Services at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove. Her current practice site is with Sinai Medical Group in Chicago where she provides medication therapy management services to an underserved community. With over 20 years of experience in various ambulatory care clinics, she has worked on several multidisciplinary teams and precepted hundreds of students and residents. At the college she serves as a coach and mentor to several faculty and teaches part of the women’s health and professional development curriculum. She serves as a faculty mentor through AACP’s Pharmacy Practice and Women Faculty SIGs. She is a Professional Coach in Life & Work and is passionate about offering career support through a thought-provoking and creative process. She speaks nationally on various professional development topics, including the importance of coaching and mentoring, time management, and work/life integration. Her research interests include the pharmacist’s role in health care, women’s health, professional and personal development, and pharmacy education.

Vice Chair

Downers Grove, IL

College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove Campus

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | 2002 | Pharm.D.


Original Research

Stone R, Rafie S, Griffin B, Shealy K, Buros Stein A. Pharmacist self-perception of readiness to prescribe hormonal contraception and additional training needs. Curr Phar Teach Learn. 2020; 12(1): 27-34

Heraty E, Griffin B, Vest KM. Faculty insights regarding incorporation of gender- and sex-related differences in the PharmD curriculum: Phase 2. Curr Phar Teach Learn. 2019; 11(11): 1167-1171

Rafie S, Cieri-Hutcherson N., Frame T, Griffin B, Harris J, Horlen C, Shealy K, Stein A, Stone R, Vest K, Westberg S, Yancey A. (2019). Pharmacists’ Perspectives on Prescribing and Expanding Access to Hormonal Contraception in Pharmacies in the United States. Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Joshi MD, Pais GM, Chang J, Hlukhenka K, Avedissian SN, Gulati A, Prozialeck WC, Lamar PC, Zhang Z, Scheetz MH, Griffin B. (2019) Evaluation of fetal and  maternal vancomycin-induced kidney injury during pregnancy in a rat model.    Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. September 23;63(10)

Caruso K, Griffin B, Vest K, Harpe S. An exploratory survey of incorporation of gender- and sex-related differences in the pharmD curricula. Innovations in Pharmacy. April 2018;9(2):Article 2

Lynch S, Griffin BL, Vest K. Assessment of a simulated contraceptive prescribing activity for pharmacy students. Curr Phar Teach Learn, 2018 Feb;10(2):178-184

Peer Reviewed Review Articles

Kooner M, Joseph H, Griffin B, Lynch S, Vest K, Stewart-Lynch A, Weaver K. Hormonal contraceptive prescribing by pharmacists: 2019 update. JAPhA 2020: 1-6.

Rac H, Gould AP, Eiland LS, Griffin B, McLaughlin M, Stover KR, Bland CM, Bookstaver PB. Common bacterial and viral infections: review of management in the pregnant patient. Ann Pharmacother. 2018

Griffin BL, Stone RH, El-Ibiary SY, et al. Guide for drug selection during pregnancy and lactation: what pharmacists need to know for current practice. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2018; 52(8):810–818

Non Peer Reviewed Publications

Griffin B. Student success starts with self-awareness. Pharmacy Careers 2020; 14(1): 26

Nisar R, Griffin BL, Vest KM, Tran TH, and Nikolaides JK. (2019), Opioid Misuse in Older Women. J Am Geriatr Soc. doi:10.1111/jgs.15965

Griffin B, Vest K.  Addressing immunizations in pregnant and lactating women. Pharmacy Times Online, Aug 2019

Vest K, Quinones-Boex A, Griffin B, Finks SW, Rogers KC, Mazan J, Winkler SR. The Road Less Traveled: Nontraditional Work Arrangements in Academia. Pharmacy Times - Student edition, Oct 2018

Stewart-Lynch A, Griffin B. Hormonal Contraceptive Prescribing By Pharmacists: A Brief Overview. Pharmacy Times Online, May 2018

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Podium Presentations

Griffin BL. Networking: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. ICHP Annual Meeting, Oakbrook, IL Sept 2019

Griffin BL, Vest KM, Lynch SE, Kliethermes M, Mayer D. Advocacy Across the Spectrum of Pharmacy: Starting at the Corner of Happy and Healthy. Minnesota Pharmaceutical Care Lyceum Meeting, Hackensack, MN, Jan 2019

Griffin BL, Vest KM. Medical Management of Peri/Menopause: What’s New in the Medicine Cabinet. Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society (IOMS), Annual Meeting and Winter Scientific Seminar, Lombard, IL, Nov 2018

Majerczyk D, Vest K, Griffin BL. Pharmacist Contraceptive Prescribing: A Therapeutic Review and Illinois State Status. ICHP Annual Meeting, Oakbrook, IL, Sept 2018

Cryder B, Goncharenko A, Griffin BL, Kliethermes MA, Schumacher C, Van Dril E. A Call to Action: Ambulatory Care in Illinois. ICHP Annual Meeting, Oakbrook, IL, Sept 2018

Vest KM, Quinones-Boex A, Griffin B, Finks SW, Rogers KC, Mazan J, Winkler SR. The Road Less Traveled: Nontraditional Work Arrangements in Academia. AACP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Jul 2018

Griffin BL. Pharmacist Contraceptive Prescribing: Describing Our Role. Northern Illinois Society of Health System Pharmacists/ICHP Meeting (CE), Chicago, IL, May 2018

Stewart-Lynch A, Griffin BL. Loosening Controls on Birth Control: Helping Women Get the Care They Need. APhA Annual Meeting (CE), Nashville, TN, Mar 2018

Griffin BL. Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy. IDWeek (CE), San Diego, CA, Oct 2017