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Jennifer Padden Elliott

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacy Practice

309 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.4990
elliott3@duq.edu

Education:

Pharm.D., Duquesne University, 2007
Bio

Jennifer Padden Elliott is an Associate Professor in the Pharmacy Practice department in the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. She is also a clinical pharmacy specialist with the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh and Director of the Pediatrics Concentration at Duquesne University. Dr. Elliott received her Pharm.D. from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP-accredited General Pharmacy Practice Residency at Trinity Health System, Duquesne University, and Palliative Therapeutics, LLC.

As a clinical pharmacy specialist in the area of pediatrics with The Children's Institute, Dr. Elliott is responsible for patient consultation, monitoring high risk medication use and appropriate antibiotic use, and providing drug information services to both inpatient and outpatient programs. She also oversees the medication reconciliation program. She is a preceptor for students in the Pediatric Concentration as well as others who elect to take a pediatric rotation as part of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). As director of the Pediatric Concentration, she oversees successful completion of three elective pediatric courses and one pediatric APPE. She is the course master of Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Ambulatory Care and co-course master for Therapeutics in Special Populations.

Dr. Elliott is on the executive board of For Your Good Health, whose mission is to improve the lives of children and their families by linking structured physical activities with health education. Through her involvement with this organization, she plans and oversees student pharmacist involvement in pediatric health and wellness screenings and asthma camps in the community. Dr. Elliott is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Research

Dr. Elliott's research interests include:

  1. Identifying undiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma in the pediatric population, and implementing strategies to improve disease management,
  2. Implementing interventions for obesity prevention and management in the community setting, and in particular for patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic condition known to cause early-onset obesity, and
  3. The safety of medications known to have an effect on weight in patients with PWS.
Scholarship

Full CV

Grants (2015–Present)

  • Elliott, J. (2017). Surveillance and Tracking of Asthma in our Regions Schoolchildren, Principal Investigator, Heinz Endowments.

  • Astle, J., Derose, K., Elliott, J., Koerner, P., Higgenbotham, S., Cavanaugh, J. (2016). Community Engaged Pathways Grant, Co-Investigator, CEDR.

  • Gentile, D., Skoner, D., & Elliott, J. (2015). Surveillance and Tracking of Asthma in our Regions Schoolchildren, Co-Principal Investigator, Heinz Endowments.

  • Elliott, J. & Gentile, D. (2015). Surveillance and Treatment of Asthma in our Region's Schoolchildren- Jefferson Regional (STARS-JR), Principal Investigator, Jefferson Regional Foundation.

  • Elliott, J. (2015). National Asthma Educator Exam, Principal Investigator.

Publications (2015–Present)

  • Bennett, E., Elliott, J., Chia, L., & Kalarchian, M. (in press, 2016). Obesity among youth with developmental disabilities: Intervention delivery to parents via tele health. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Lombardo, J., Skoner, D., Dewhirst, P., Gentile D (2016). Pilot study of an interdisciplinary mobile model to deliver asthma care to inner-city schoolchildren in the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Morphew, T., Dewhirst, P., Pleskovic, N., Butler, E., Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Study demonstrates high estimated prevalence of risk of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Presto, A., Morphew, T., Nicole, P., Butler E, Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Characterization of Environmental Risk Factors Among Inner-City Schoolchildren with Physician Diagnosed Asthma from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Presto, A., Morphew, T., Nicole, P., Butler E, Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Characterization of Environmental Risk Factors Among Inner-City Schoolchildren with Physician Diagnosed Asthma from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Cherpes, G., Kamal, K., Chopra, I., Harrison, C., Riedy M, Herk B, McCrossin M, Kalarchian M. (2015). The relationship between antipsychotics and weight in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome. PHARMACOTHERAPY, 35 (3), 260-268.

  • Elliott, J., Erica, G., Yu, J., & Kalarchian, M. (2015). Medication Use among Patients Prior to Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care.

  • Elliott, J., Harrison, C., Konopka, C., Wood, J., Marcotullio, N., Lunney P, Skoner D, Gentile D (2015). Pharmacist-led screening program for an inner-city pediatric population. J AM PHARM ASSOC.

  • Al-Ghamedi, N., Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Morphew, T., Skoner, D., Deborah Gentile (2015). Association between asthma prevalence and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Dewhirst, P., Elliott, J., Skoner, D., Morphew, T., & Gentile, D. (2015). Pilot study demonstrates high prevalence of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Covvey, J., & Neltner, C. (2015). Prescribing practices for management of spasticity in pediatrics post-traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting.

  • Elliott, J. & Al-Ghamedi, N. (2015). Association between asthma prevalence and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh region. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting.

Presentations (2015–Present)

  • Elliott, J. (2017). Impact of Environmental Factors on Recurrent Asthma Exacerbations Among Inner-City Schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Elliott, J., Kalarchian, M., Kamal, K., Gross, R., Roach, H., Salvatoir G, Cherpes G (2016). Weight management for Youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Delivery to Parents via Telemedicine. International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO), Toronto, Canada.

  • Elliott, J., Morphew, T., Dewhirst, P., Pleskovic, N., Butler, E., Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Study demonstrates high estimated prevalence of risk of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Elliott, J., Pleskovic, N., Dewhirst, P., Morphew, T., Butler, E., Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). High rate of uncontrolled asthma among inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annua Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Lombardo, J., Skoner, D., Dewhirst, P., Gentile D (2016). Pilot study of an interdisciplinary mobile model to deliver asthma care to inner-city schoolchildren in the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Presto, A., Morphew, T., Nicole, P., Butler E, Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Characterization of Environmental Risk Factors Among Inner-City Schoolchildren with Physician Diagnosed Asthma from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Dewhirst, P., Elliott, J., Skoner, D., Morphew, T., & Gentile, D. (2015). Pilot study demonstrates high prevalence of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Al-Ghamedi, N., Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Morphew, T., Skoner, D., Deborah Gentile (2015, February). Association between asthma prevalence and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Covvey, J., & Neltner, C. (2015). Prescribing practices for management of spasticity in pediatrics post-traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Software (2015–Present)

  • Asthma Education App (2015)
    A collaboration between Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Allegheny Health Network, and Carnegie Mellon Center for Entertainment Technology.
Courses
  • PHBM 443: Therapeutics in Special Populations
  • PHBM 436: Respiratory, Dermatology, and Ophthalmic Disorders
  • PHPR 482: Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Ambulatory Care
Honors/Awards
  • Creative Teaching Award
    Duquesne University
    2011–12