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Brian J. Isetts, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA

Brian J. Isetts, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA
Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems Professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Former Health Policy Fellow at CMS

Brian Isetts is a Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and a pharmacist with over 25 years of experience working as a nursing home consultant, and in community and institutional practice. Dr. Isetts has distinguished himself as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist to improve medication effectiveness and safety for patients of all ages. Brian received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, and his PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota.  Honors include selection as a Hubert H. Humphrey Award recipient in 2015 for government service, a Bowl of Hygiea recipient in 2005 for service to the profession and the community, two Pinnacle Awards from the APhA-Foundation, and as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Isetts’ research focuses on empowering patients and families in shared decision-making for deciding how pharmacogenomics medication management testing improves determinants of health.  At the national level, Brian has worked with the American Medical Association to recognize and report pharmacists’ medication therapy management services within official CPT® health reporting and billing nomenclature.  In addition, he completed a two-and-a-half year sabbatical as a health policy fellow in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services working on improvements to the Part D MTM Drug Program, and serving in the CMS Innovation Center to reduce adverse drug events nationwide.