Professional Bio


  • 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


Recent Publications

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

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 2013.

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.