Nicole K. Early, PharmD, BCPS, CGP

Assistant Professor


Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Department of Pharmacy Practice

19555 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

E-mail: nearly@midwestern.edu  

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

PGY2 Geriatrics Pharmacy Residency Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale and Banner Boswell Medical Center 2013
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System 2012
Doctor of Pharmacy

University of Florida 2011
Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition University of Florida 2007

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research interests include ambulatory care and psychiatric pharmacy practice. Additional interest areas involve student development, post-graduate education, and special populations, including geriatrics and the homeless. 

Research Projects

Project I: Impact of a Pharmacist-Only versus a Pharmacist-Led Multidisciplinary Clinic on Smoking Cessation Rates in a Homeless Population
This study examined the effectiveness of pharmacist-only tobacco cessation education compared with a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary approach to tobacco cessation, in a homeless population, in regards to the rate of follow-up with a smoking cessation program. The secondary objective was assessing the perception of multidisciplinary experiences prior to and after participation in smoking cessation clinic.  

Project II: Assessing Accuracy and Impact on Clinical Decision-Making of Community-Based Blood Pressure Monitoring
This study examined the accuracy of a community-based blood pressure monitor compared to a validated, automatic blood pressure monitor. Additional objectives of this study were to determine how primary care providers utilized the results from non-clinic blood pressure monitors and to promote the role of the pharmacist in managing blood pressure.   

Selected Publications

Karr S, Gurney M, Early NK. Accuracy of community-based blood pressure devices versus validated self-use devices. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2015;55:419-423.  

Early NK. Mental Health. In: King TK, Brucker MC ed. Pharmacology for Women's Health. 2nd ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, LLC. 2015; 341-351.  

Carroll KA, Early NK, Tsu LV. Managing acute coronary syndromes in the elderly. Consult Pharm 2015;30:265-82.  

Kitts NK, Reeve AR, Tsu LV. Care transitions in elderly heart failure patients: current practices and the pharmacist's role.  Consult Pharm 2014;29:179-90.