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

Recent Publications

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

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.

Wackernah RC,  Minnick MJ, Clapp P. Alcohol use disorder: pathophysiology, effects, and pharmacologic options for treatment. Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2014;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-

Wackernah, R. C., Minnick, M. J., & Clapp, P. (2014). Alcohol use disorder: pathophysiology, effects, and pharmacologic options for treatment. Substance Abuse And Rehabilitation, 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. C, Park, S. H., & Stimmel, G.  Serotonin syndrome: Is a reason to avoid the use of tramadol with antidepressants? J Pharmacy Practice. Retrieved from www.pharmacypractice.org 2013.

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.