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Jo Ellen Rodgers

Professor Vice Department Chair Director of Postdoctoral Programs

Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D.

Professor

Director, Postdoctoral Programs

Vice Chair of Professional Education and Practice, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics


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PHONE
(919) 962-2249
EMAIL
jerodgers@unc.edu
ADDRESS
3215 Kerr Hall, , CB# 7569, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
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Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D., obtained a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a doctor of pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed a pharmacy practice and critical care specialty residency at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at UNC. Rodgers is currently a clinical professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, where she serves as Vice Chair of Professional Education and Practice. She also serves as Director of Postgraduate Education for the pharmacy school.

Rodgers is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Heart Failure Society of America, and the American Heart Association. She was recognized as a distinguished practitioner and fellow of the National Academies of Practice in 2012. The Kappa Epsilon Pharmacy Fraternity has recognized her with the Outstanding Advisor Award, Career Achievement Award, and Alumnae Service Award. In 2017, Rodgers received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Clinical Practice Award. She has been recognized by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy for Academic Excellence in both Teaching and Research.

Rodgers maintains an active clinical practice in the outpatient Cardio-Oncology Clinic with UNC Health Care and her primary research interests are in the care of heart failure and cardio-oncology patients. Rodgers maintains board certification in both pharmacotherapy and cardiology, and she is a member of the American Heart Association Cardio-oncology Science Subcommittee and the Clinical Pharmacology Subcommittee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Team Section Pharmacists Committee. Rodgers primary research interests are in the care of heart failure and cardio-oncology patients.  She is active in investigator-initiated studies funded by a variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health as well as industry-sponsored research.


  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (1998-present)
  • Board Certified Cardiology Specialist (2018-present)
  • Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2009-present)
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (2016-present)
  • Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (2016-present)
  • Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (2012-2019)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Pharmacy practice residency, Medical College of Virginia
  • Critical care specialty residency, Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jo Ellen Rodgers News

  • Students Select 2018 Best Instructors, Williams Wins Top Award

    The Doctor of Pharmacy classes at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy selected their favorite instructors of 2017–2018. The winners were presented with an instructor of the year award at the 2018 annual Awards Ceremony held April 21 at the … Continued

  • Jo Ellen Rodgers Promoted to Full Professor

    Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D., an expert in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, has been promoted to the rank of clinical professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. “Dr. Rodgers is an outstanding educator and … Continued

  • Rodgers Honored with ACCP Clinical Practice Award

    Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D., has been named the recipient of the 2017 Clinical Practice Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Rodgers is a clinical associate professor and associate director of clinical fellowship programs in the Division of Pharmacotherapy … Continued