PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD talks with Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA, about women in pharmacy and healthcare leadership in celebration of Women Pharmacist Day, Oct 12, 2021.
Blackburn provides a bit of background on this day of celebration and discusses pioneers who have helped shape the profession in season 2 episode 45 of the Quality Corner Show, entitled “Celebrating Women Pharmacist Day.” The episode can be listened to using the embedded player below.
More info on Hillary Blackburn – LinkedIn
Hillary Blackburn is the Founder & Podcast Host, Talk to Your Pharmacist
Author, How Pharmacists Lead
Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA is a clinically and business trained pharmacist who’s been practicing for almost a decade in a variety of healthcare settings. She has experience in healthcare strategy, business development, formulary development and management, consulting, and establishing successful medication access programs. In her current role, she serves as the Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Dispensary of Hope, a national non-profit medication distributor hosted by Ascension where she oversees the formulary, leads research initiatives, and manages the network of strategic advisors on Dispensary of Hope’s Pharmacy Advisory Council.
Dr. Blackburn was selected to serve in a national leadership position on the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) – APPM Executive Committee for 2021-2022. Additionally, she serves as Co-Chair for the Advocacy Committee for APhA’s Care of the Underserved Special Interest Group and as a member of the Membership Engagement and Legislative and Policy committees for the Tennessee Pharmacist Association. Dr. Blackburn also precepts Belmont University College of Pharmacy student pharmacists and serves on the Dean’s External Advisory Committee. Dr. Blackburn is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Hillary is passionate about promoting the pharmacy profession and delivering expert patient care which led her to found the Pharmacy Advisory Group which provides pharmacy expertise in consulting and education. Her popular podcast, Talk to Your Pharmacist, has over 170 episodes highlighting successful pharmacy leaders and sharing about current healthcare trends. In 2012, Hillary returned to her Tennessee roots and met her wonderful husband, Chad, in Nashville where she enjoys staying involved in her community through volunteering, living an active lifestyle, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and welcoming their baby girl in August 2020.
In October 2020, she released her first book titled How Pharmacists Lead: Answers from Women Who Are Leading, Succeeding, and Impacting Pharmacy which is available on Amazon here.