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KarenBeth Bohan, PharmD, BCPS

Professor, Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


KarenBeth Bohan, PharmD, BCPS, is a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland. Before joining academia, she spent many years in clinical pharmacy practice in acute adult medicine and infectious diseases, including the development and co-management of an antimicrobial utilization program at a large quaternary care medical center in rural central Pennsylvania. In the same region at a smaller hospital, Bohan also served as the director of pharmacy and long-term care consultant.

Bohan comes to Binghamton from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she served as associate professor of pharmacy practice for 13 years, teaching the pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases in the classroom and teaching adult medicine to experiential students in partnership with the physicians of the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Family Medicine Residency Program at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Since 2011, Bohan has been collaborating with the pharmacy faculty of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda in capacity building research to advance pharmacy education and practice to improve safe medication use and patient health outcomes. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Program Grant to develop a pharmaceutical care skills curriculum for Makerere University pharmacy students, which has resulted in a sustainable course taught by Ugandan faculty. Bohan has also included numerous American pharmacy students in her Uganda work by engaging with them on four-week, elective, global-health experiential rotations in Kampala and Masindi, Uganda. In addition, she developed an eight-week training program in the United States for Ugandan pharmacists and has celebrated the completion of this program by four Ugandan pharmacists so far. All of Bohan's work in Uganda is chronicled in her blog, Out of the Pharmacy Classroom and Into Africa, which has readers from all over the world.

In academic year 2021–22 she served as interim director of experiential education and in 2022–23 she served as interim associate dean for education and engagement for Binghamton University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Bohan is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).


  • PharmD, University of Maryland Baltimore

Research Interests

  • Global pharmacy education
  • Global health
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Infectious disease pharmacology


  • Teacher of the Year Pharmacy Practice and Health Outcomes, 2017-18

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