Professional Bio

Education

  • Pharm.D., Roseman University of Health Sciences (previously University of Southern Nevada), 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 1994

Professional Memberships

  • College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Expertise & Certifications

  • PGY-2 Psychiatry, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center
  • PGY-1 Acute Care, University of Southern California University Hospital

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Psychiatry/Neurology

Book Contributions

Wackernah, R. 2015 Edition RX Prep Course Book: updated four chapters - Schizophrenia (chapter 49) and Bipolar Disorder (chapter 50), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (chapter 53), Anxiety and Related Disorders (chapter 54).

Wackernah, R. 2014 Edition RX Prep Course Book: authored two chapters - Schizophrenia (chapter 49) and Bipolar Disorder (chapter 50).

Recent Publications

Park SH, Wackernah RC, Stimmel GL. Serotonin syndrome: is a reason to avoid the use of tramadol with antidepressants. J Pharm Pract. 2014;27(1):71-78.

Hammond, L, Shea L, Wackernah RC, Fete M. Marijuana for the treatment of epilepsy: A review.  Available at http://www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/09/23/marijuana-for-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-a-review

Wackernah RC, Minnick MJ*, Clapp P. Alcohol Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, effects and pharmacologic options for treatment. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation. 2014 Jan 23;5:1-12.

Wackernah RC, Lou M, Park SH. Retrospective chart review to assess the relationship between depression and sustained virological response from interferon treatment for hepatitis C virus. Clin Ther. 2011;33(10):1400-5.

Recent Presentations

Park S, Wackernah R, Thomas K. “Atypical Antipsychotics to Manage Depression: What Exactly Are We Augmenting?” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting. Anaheim, CA. December 10, 2014.

Wackernah, R. "Psychiatric Medications: An Overview and Update." National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Englewood, CO; Lakewood, CO. March 13, 2013; March 6, 2013; October 3, 2012.

Sheridan, L., Haight, R., Scherer, S., Clapp, P., Cogan, P., Hanselin, M., Smith, K., Wackernah, R., & McCollum, M. The creation and implementation of an instrument to peer-assess TBL facilitation. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2013.

Ricchetti, C., Fete, M., Knutsen, S., Lalama, J., Nelson, M., & Wachernah, R.  Bringing Classes Together: Developing Integrated, Team-Taught TBL Modules. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2013.

Wackernah, R. "Psychiatric Medications: An Overview and Update." National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Los Angeles, CA. April 2011.


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