Exploration of Disaster Preparedness Content in the Pharmacy Curriculum

May 16, 2023
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
Meeting attendees gathered in a spacious sunlit hall.

Hosted by the Public Health SIG

Training student pharmacists on emergency preparedness may impact their skills to engage in emergency response activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended six domains for emergency preparedness and these may serve to inform curricular content for pharmacy schools. The Covid 19 pandemic has highlighted the many weaknesses of our healthcare system. This is an opportunity to focus pharmacist training in this area. This webinar will share findings from a subsection of pharmacy programs about the emergency preparedness content in their curricula.


  1. To describe the CDC’s six domains of emergency preparedness and its usefulness to inform curricular content for emergency preparedness in schools of pharmacy.
  2. To highlight key research findings about emergency preparedness in pharmacy curricula across the US.
  3. To discuss facilitators and barriers and possible “next steps” in developing robust content for emergency preparedness in pharmacy programs


Hoai-An Truong, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, FNAP
Professor and Director of Public Health
School of Pharmacy & Health Profession


Akesha Edwards, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
St John Fisher University

Gladys Ekong, BPharm, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Western New England University

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