Brian J. Isetts, RPh, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA

Paula Kennedy

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.

Dr. Isetts’ research focuses on empowering patients and families in shared decision- making to improve quality of life and reduce the burden of illness for individuals who may benefit from the use of medications. 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.


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