Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D.

Executive Vice Chair, PACE Clinical Professor

Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., is a clinical professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her main research interests include advancing clinical practice in the community-pharmacy setting. Through her research, she hopes to change the way community practice is portrayed and delivered to the population of the United States while influencing reimbursement strategies that affect health policy. Her other teaching and research interests include nonprescription therapeutics, medication therapy management and transitions of care.

Ferreri served as director of the community pharmacy residency program from 2004 to 2015. Prior to that she served as a residency preceptor for the program. Since 2001, she has supervised and mentored more than 80 community pharmacy residents in the program. The purpose of the community pharmacy residency program is to prepare pharmacists to guide the profession as innovative clinical practitioners with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to create change and advance patient-care services in community pharmacy practice. For more information, visit PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program.

Based on her residency leadership, Ferreri has developed two additional postgraduate learning opportunities. The first is the Community Pharmacy Research Fellowship. This two-year fellowship trains graduates for research careers in academia. The second is the Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency. This one-year residency trains future independent owners. Further information about these programs can be obtained by emailing Stefanie_Ferreri@unc.edu.

Her main research interests include advancing clinical pharmacy service in the community-pharmacy setting. Her other teaching and research interests include nonprescription therapeutics, medication therapy management and transitions of care.

Positions and Employment

  • Director, Community Pharmacy Research Fellowship, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2014 – present
  • Executive Vice Chair, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2012 – present
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2009 – present
  • Associate Editor, Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, American Pharmacists Association
    2009 – present
  • Director, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program – Accredited, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2004 – 2015
  • Preceptor, PGY2 Community / Academia Residency, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2009 – 2014
  • Clinical Pharmacist, Kerr Drug
    2005 – 2012
  • Interim Chair, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2011 – 2012
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2007 – 2009
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2001 – 2007
  • Relief Pharmacist, Kerr Drug, Inc.
    2004 – 2007
  • Preceptor, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program – Accredited, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2001 – 2004
  • Clinical Coordinator, Kerr Health, Kerr Drug Inc.
    2001 – 2004
  • Volunteer Pharmacist, Open Door Clinic, Urban Ministries, Raleigh, NC
    2001 – 2003
  • Clinical Instructor, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2000 – 2001
  • Clinical Pharmacist, Duke University Medical Center
    1998 – 2001
  • Relief Pharmacist, CVS Pharmacy
    1997 – 2000

Honors

  • Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award, American Pharmacists Association, 2012
  • Walmart Teachers Seminar Scholarship, American Associate of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2011
  • Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award, American Pharmacists Association, 2011
  • Vanguard Leadership Award, Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity, 2010
  • Community Pharmacy Faculty Award, NACDS Foundation, first runner-up, 2009
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Graduates, UConn Alumni Association, 2008
  • Fellow, American Pharmacists Association, 2008
  • Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year, North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, 2007
  • Media Spokesperson of the Year, American Pharmacists Association, 2007
  • Academic Excellence Award in Research, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, 2006
  • Community Pharmacist of the Year, North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Community Care Practice Forum, 2005
  • Academic Excellence Award in Teaching, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, 2005
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, 2005
  • Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year, Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity, 2002
  • National Patient Counseling Competition Award, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, 1997
  1. Ferreri S, Blalock S, Farley J, Busby-Whitehead J. Implementing an Integrative Falls Prevention Program for High-Risk Patients in Community Pharmacies. Center for Disease Control. Sep 2016-Aug 2019. Awarded $1,049,999.
  2. Davis R, Reeder-Hayes K, Ferreri S, Bailey S, Kirkman S, Chung A. Implementing and evaluating a tailored self-management intervention for black women in breast cancer survivorship with type 2 diabetes. Health-e-NC April 2015-March 2017. Awarded $74,977.
  3. Trygstad, T. Farley J, Ferreri S, Rhoney D, McClurg M, Pinelli N. Community Care of North Carolina. Optimizing the Medical Neighborhood: Transforming Care Coordination Through the North Carolina Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network. September 2014-August 2017. Awarded $15,106,050. Subcontract $1,384,237.
  4. Ferreri S, Frye C. Hospital to Home Program. Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Grant Program. Jun 2014-Dec 2014. Awarded $31,479
  5. Culpepper B, Michaels N, Petri D, Ferreri S, Marciniak M. The Influence of Community Pharmacists on Star Ratings: An Analysis of Factors Affecting Performance Measures. APhA Foundation. Jan-Jun 2014. Awarded $1,000
  6. Frye C, Huie C, Roark A, Chapman A, Ferguson L, Marciniak M, Ferreri S. Hospital to Home: A Coordinated Effort Between a Rural Hospital and Community Pharmacy to Reduce Readmission Rates for High Risk Patients. APhA Foundation. Jan-Jun 2014. Awarded $1,000
  7. Hollar M, Petri D, Michaels N, Marciniak M, Ferreri S. Incorporation of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) into Pharmacy Workflow: A Retrospective Analysis. APhA Foundation. Jan-Jun 2013. Awarded $1,000
  8. Gates A, Petri D, Michaels N, Marciniak M, Ferreri S. Analysis of Patients’ Ability to Accurately Interpret Over-the-Counter (OTC) Labeling. APhA Foundation. Jan-Jun 2013. Awarded $1,000
  9. Ferreri S. Adherence Outcomes in Patients Receiving Comprehensive Medication Reviews in a Regional Chain Pharmacy. American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education. Sep 2012-Mar 2013. Award 25,000
  10. Ferreri S, Smith M. Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project. National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. Jul 2013-Jun 2016. Awarded $50,000
  11. Sleath B, Carpenter D, Ferreri S. Patient adoption of an Internet based diabetes medication tool to improve adherence. UNC Center for Diabetes Translational Research to Reduce Health Disparities. Sep 2012- May 2014. Awarded $39,819

Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency
2000–2001
Campbell University / Ward Drug Co. of Nashville
Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association

Doctor of Pharmacy, Magna Cum Laude
1998–2000
Campbell University, School of Pharmacy, Buies Creek, NC

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
1997–1998
University of Connecticut Health Center, John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington, CT
Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
1992–1997
University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

Certified Diabetes Educator

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist

Stefanie Ferreri News

  • PharmAlliance Inspires Student Researchers from Abroad

    Faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted four students from University College London School of Pharmacy as part of the international PharmAlliance partnership. All final-year pharmacy students at UCL are required to complete three months of research. PharmAlliance … Continued

  • Stefanie Ferreri

    Ferreri Promoted to Clinical Professor

    Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., executive vice chair of the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, has been promoted to the rank of clinical professor. Ferreri joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a clinical assistant professor in 2001 and … Continued

  • Eckel, Ferreri Recognized at 2016 NCAP Convention

    UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty members Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., and Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., were recognized by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists at its 2016 Convention. Eckel, the president of NCAP, was presented with the President’s Award, and … Continued

  • UNC Pharmacy Launches New Pharmacy Ownership Residency

    The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, in partnership with the National Community Pharmacists Association and Mutual Drug Company, has created a pharmacy residency program for new graduates interested in becoming independent community pharmacy owners. Beginning in the 2016–2017 academic year, … Continued