10 Pharmacists to Follow on Twitter

Drug Topics JournalDrug Topics January 2019
Volume 163
Issue 1

Follow these pharmacists to spice up your news feed with more pharmacy-related content.


Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD

Clinical professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Jeff Bratberg’s Twitter feed focusses on his specialties of opioid safety, overdose prevention, infectious diseases, public health, and emergency preparedness. In 2012, he codeveloped an overdose education and naloxone training program for pharmacists in the first statewide Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Agreement for naloxone. Bratberg was the guest editor of the first special issue on opioid safety and naloxone of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS,

Pharmacist specialist at the University of California San Diego Health and founder, Birth Control Pharmacist

Sally Rafie started Birth Control Pharmacist, which provides education, training, resources, and clinical updates to pharmacists who prescribe contraception. She also serves as clinical professor of health sciences at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and as an advanced practice pharmacist at The Pharmacists Clinic in San Diego.

Buddy Carter, BSPharm

Member, U.S. House of Representatives

The only pharmacist currently serving in Congress, Buddy Carter represents Georgia’s first district and is the cochair of the Community Pharmacy Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also founded Carter’s Pharmacy in Pooler, GA. Carter previously served as mayor of Pooler and in the Georgia General Assembly.

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Alyssia D., PharmD

PGY1 community-based pharmacy resident at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


A North Carolina-based pharmacy resident and pharmacy educator, Alyssia D. also serves as an adherence advocate. That’s in addition to previous roles as pharmacy peer tutor at Notre Dame of Maryland University and pharmacy intern at CVS Health.

Tyson Cromeens, PharmD

Senior advisor and pharmacist recruitment strategist, CVS Health

In his current jobs, Tyson Cromeens manages pharmacy interns and pharmacist relations in addition to hiring in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. A 23-year veteran at CVS Health, Cromeens focuses on enhancing its pharmacists through talent recognition, building strong, high-performing teams, and making sure they’re delivering high quality pharmaceutical care to patients. He’s also responsible for engaging with and delivering candidates for the company’s residency programs.

Bethany Kalich, PharmD
Professor of pharmacy practice at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, adjunct professor at University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, and clinical pharmacist, cardiology acute and critical care at University Health System in San Antonio

Before her academic and pharmacist roles, Kalich was a PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident and a PGY1 pharmacy practice resident at UNC Healthcare in Charlotte.

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Carla Eisenstein, PharmD
Pharmacist and medical writer

Carla Eisenstein is a former researcher at the National Institutes of Health, as well as a Boston-based pharmacist and writer.

Lisa Padgett, PharmD

Clinical pharmacist and clinical trials investigator, Medication Management LLC, and community pharmacist, Costco Pharmacy

Based in Raleigh, NC, Lisa Padgett tweets about the patient-centered medical home, interprofessional education, geriatrics, primary care, pharmacy education, community pharmacy, and other topics.

Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology


Professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore

In addition to his role as director of the cardiology pharmacy resident program at the University of Maryland, Brent Reed practices in the areas of heart failure and advanced cardiovascular therapies. He maintains an active online presence and advocates for the role of healthcare professionals in social media. Reed presented on this topic at the 2018 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference.

Mar Creixell, PhD, PharmD

Senior medical science liaison, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and clinical pharmacist at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT

In her role at Johnson & Johnson, Mar Creixell provides scientific information and education to healthcare customers and internal business partners and builds external relationships with experts in therapeutic and managed markets/healthcare systems. At McKay-Dee Hospital, she assesses patients for admission into its anticoagulation clinic, reviews patients’ medical histories, and educates patients and their families about the use of anticoagulation treatment.

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