Conquering the Crisis: Fighting Substance Misuse in Alabama

Conquering the Crisis: Fighting Substance Misuse in Alabama


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Haley Phillippe
Haley Phillippe*, Pharm.D., BCPS
Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP), and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville Campus. Dr. Phillippe is a native of Alabama, having grown up in Scottsboro. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006 from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Phillippe completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. Upon completion of her residency in 2007, Dr. Phillippe joined the Auburn faculty where she focuses on outpatient family medicine. Her professional interests and research include drug addiction, anticoagulation, geriatric pharmacotherapy, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Dr. Phillippe has extensive experience with planning interprofessional education programs having chaired the HSOP professional education committee for post graduate education since 2012 and working at the national level by chairing and serving on educational committees for national organizations. Dr. Phillippe has served as speaker and program director for several community outreach programs.

Brent Fox
Brent Fox*, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Brent Fox is an Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research and Policy in Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Fox’s teaching, research, and outreach programs focus on the use of health information technology (HIT). He has several, regular columns in national pharmacy publications and has delivered more than 300 presentations, posters, and papers on HIT. In a recent project, Brent collaborated with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Board of Pharmacy, Alabama District Attorneys Association, Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, and Health Information Design to develop and deliver an educational program focused on Alabama’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The educational program was delivered to a live audience and is also offered as a free webinar through the Alabama Department of Public Health. Through the program, attendees learn national and local perspectives on prescription drug abuse, including regulatory considerations and how to appropriately use the PDMP database to manage patients’ medications. Related, Dr. Fox recently published an article in ComputerTalk that explores the status of prescription drug monitoring programs.

Karen Marlowe
Karen Marlowe*, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Karen F. Marlowe, Pharm D, BCPS,CPE is an Assistant Dean with the Harrison School of Pharmacy. After graduating from Auburn University, Dr Marlowe completed her pharmacy practice residency at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and served as a clinical pharmacist for cardiac intensive care and cardiopulmonary transplant units. She has been with Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and the University of South Alabama School of Medicine from 2000. She provides care for inpatient internal medicine patients, and maintains a patient advocacy practice and consult service for pain management. Her research interests revolve around the attitudes/perceptions of practitioners regarding chronic pain patients and how that impacts the care they receive. She has presented nationally on topics related to pain management and currently serves on a state task force to improve the access to palliative care in Alabama. For the last ten years, she has served as the Assistant Dean of the Mobile Satellite Campus for the Harrison School of Pharmacy as well as the Associate Department Head for the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She is also currently the James T and Anne Klein Davis Endowed Professor for the Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Amanda Fowler
Amanda Fowler
Amanda Fowler serves as administrative manager for the Harrison School of Pharmacy's Office of Post Graduate Education. The AUHSOP Office of Post Graduate Education oversees the marketing, registration, and implementation of all continuing education programs for practitioner license requirements as well as the program standards and accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Amanda completed her Bachelor's degree from Auburn University in 2004 and a Masters in Health Promotion in 2006. Amanda’s previously held positions within The American Cancer Society, most recently as Area Director for the Southeast Alabama region.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill serves as an administrator in the school's Office of Post Graduate Education. Prior to coming to HSOP, she served as the assistant director of leadership development with the Alabama Association of School Boards. She has also held the positions of marketing and public relations manager for Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders of Alabama and was a consultant to the Air University Culture and Language Center.

* - Also serving as program speaker

Program Speakers

Robert Allen, MD
Brent Ashton, Group Supervisor, DEA
Angela Camp, Bradford Health Services
Donald DeSalvo, DEA Mobile
Amanda Fallon, PharmD
Nick Gillespie, MD
Bret Hamilton, DEA ASAC
Sr. Trooper Jason Hewett
Kenneth Jackson, PharmD
Jeremy Johnson, MD
Ted Parran, MD
Chris Phung, PharmD
Cole Sandlin, PharmD

Funding for this conference was made possible by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number NU17CE924865-02, funded by the Centers for Control and Prevention . The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Last Updated: June 4, 2018