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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


KarenBeth Bohan

KarenBeth H. Bohan, PharmD, BCPS

Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Phone: 607-777-5805
Office: Academic A, Room 108

Research focus
  • Infectious diseases
  • Global health
  • Global pharmacy education
  • Programmatic assessment

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore, 1988


KarenBeth Bohan joins Binghamton University as professor and founding chair of Pharmacy Practice. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland, is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and has many years of clinical practice experience including the development and comanagement of the Antimicrobial Utilization Program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. She also served as the director of pharmacy and long-term care consultant at Shamokin Area Community Hospital in Coal Township, Pa.

Bohan comes to Binghamton from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she served as associate professor of pharmacy practice responsible for teaching the pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and precepting students while working 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 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 course she continues to teach along with Ugandan professors. Bohan also includes American pharmacy students in her Uganda work by accompanying 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. Bohan is excited to continue and expand her Ugandan collaborations and will offer the global health experiential rotation to Binghamton pharmacy students.

All 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.

Honors and awards
  • Fulbright Specialists Roster, 2013-2014
  • Wilkes University, Faculty Achievement Award, AY07-08
  • National Rho Chi Chapter Advisor of the Year, 2008
  • Wilkes University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year for 2nd Professional Year Class, 2008
  • Wilkes University Outstanding New Faculty Award, 2006

BLOGOut of the Pharmacy Classroom and into Africa

Established March 2011 to communicate the development of a global health experience in Uganda for Pharmacy Students and to share the experiences of students and faculty while in Uganda with the Wilkes Campus and the Community at large in the U.S. The blog has greater than 40,000 all time views and in 2015 it reached readers in 112 different countries.

Bohan KH, Akajagbor D, Adome RO. Building capacity to improve medication use in Uganda through a short-term experiential pharmaceutical care skills training program in the U.S. for Ugandan pharmacists. Pharmacotherapy 35(11):e236.2015.

Bohan KH, Adome RO. Development and implementation of a pharmaceutical care skills course in Uganda through the fulbright specialist program. Pharmacotherapy 35(11):e237.2015.

Bohan KH, Otto, RBD, Patel H, Opio S. An initial assessment of pharmacy practioners’ perceptions of pharmaceutical care in Uganda. Am J Pharm Educ 2013; 77(5):51.  

Bohan KH, Roke-Thomas, M, Odoi, RA, Shipula, J. Assessing the Impact of Water Improvement, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education Initiatives on Health in Uganda. Am J Pharm Educ 2012; 76(5):46.   

Bohan KH, Malinowski, J. Programmatic Assessment of Reflective Learning in a Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Course.Am J Pharm Educ 2012; 76(5):22.  

Bohan KH. Book Review of: Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Teaching & Learning (Sylvia LM, Barr JT). Am J Pharm Educ. 2011; 75(2):31.

Bohan KH. Gout and Hyperuricemia. In: Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, et al., eds. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 10th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. pp.45.1-45.15.

Bohan KH, Holt-Macey M, Patel K, Trombetta D, Welch A. Pass/Fail vs. Graded Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE): Current Practices and Stakeholders Opinions. Am J Pharm Educ 2010; 74(5):96.  

Bohan KH, et al. A surveillance study to determine the prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Pharmacotherapy 2008; 28(4): 47e.  

Bohan, KH, Mansuri T, Wilson, N. Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome: a review and implications for pharmaceutical care. Pharmacotherapy 20

Last Updated: 12/18/17