Chrystian Pereira, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Chrystian Pereira

Contact Info

pereira@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-343-7136

Fax 612-333-1986

Office Address:
7-103 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Pharmacy Residency, Mayo Medical Center, (Minnesota)

Pharmacy Residency, University of Washington

PharmD, University of Minnesota

BS Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Summary

I am dedicated to the goal of improving pharmacy practice and medical practice by implementing concepts of pharmaceutical care into patient care. I believe pharmacy practice can serve to improve the health and well being of patients and further improve the health of a community.

PRACTICE SETTINGS AND INTERESTS:
Dr. Pereira's current practice is located at Smiley's Clinic in Minneapolis. Smiley's Clinic is a Family Medicine clinic that is part of the University's residency training program. Dr. Pereira works with an intraprofessional care team that is dedicated to the needs of their patients. Smiley's clinic has a long and proud history of caring for people that live in the surrounding community. Part of the joy of working at Smiley's Clinic is the diversity of cultures. In recent years the population of the community has included a large number of Somali and other East African immigrants. Dr. Pereira's interests are grounded in providing excellent care for those under represented in society and vulnerable to medical complications.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Dr. Pereira enjoys training pharmacy students and residents at Smiley's clinic. Smiley's is an established 5 week APPE for PharmD candidates. The pharmacy resident completes year one of their 2 year Leadership Residency at Smiley's clinic. In both cases, learners work with a care team to provide care within the medical home model. Pharmacy learners work directly with patients to apply pharmaceutical care skills with the goal to optimize drug therapy and health outcomes. Residents work within a collaborative contract to improve patient care. The educational mission is to understand how to apply evidenced based medicine to patients with limited resources as well as complicated medical histories.

Awards & Recognition

  • Preceptor of the year for the U of M Ambulatory Care residency, 2013

Professional Associations

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Languages

  • Spanish

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Pereira's research and scholarship interests are focused on patient care and public/ community health. Current interest projects are aimed at improving communication between hospitals and community clinics, pain management and APPE student education. Other scholarship interests are creating a stronger link between students and volunteerism. Dr. Pereira would like to find new ways to strengthen the connection between pharmacists and community health. Dr. Pereira works closely with organizations that share these same beliefs, such as the Cedar Riverside People's Center and the Philips Neighborhood Clinic.

Research Projects

  • Ambulatory Care APPE Co-op research in the use of a pre and post ambulatory care examination
  • Ambulatory Care APPE Co-op research in the measure of patient encounters and student performed patient education skills to measure competency for students while on APPEs
  • Post hospital follow up appointments in a primary care center and the impact pharmacist intervention can have to improve overall care.

Publications

Brandenburg D, Pereira C, Adam P. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch during pregnancy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(2):E1.

Sharma A, Pereira C. Drug class: Corticosteriods. Minnesota Health Care News. 2013;11(5):14-15.

Chaisson N, Pereira C. Promoting healthy pregnancy: chronic medical conditions and the pregnant woman. Minnesota Physician. 2013;27(2):28-30,36.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Undeserved Patient Populations and Continuous Quality Improvement

Teaching Areas

Public health, Interprofessional Care, Physical Assessment and Gastrointestinal systems

Courses

  • PHAR 6772, Topics in Pharmacotherapy
  • APPE Ambulatory Care Rotation

Clinical

Clinics

Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic

Board Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists

Clinical Interests

Chronic disease and population health

Clinical Experience Statement

PRACTICE TIMELINE: Clinical pharmacy practice since 2004, Pharmacy residency available since 2006 PHARMACY ROLE: Clinical pharmacy services at Smiley’s Clinic works to improve the care of chronic disease within its patient population. We offer in-clinic comprehensive medication management service to our patients. The pharmacy team works to optimize drug therapy care to patients by working as a member of the interprofessional team. Daily tasks within clinic include individual patient visits, co-