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Brigid K. Groves, PharmD, MS

Vice President, Professional Affairs, American Pharmacists Association

Dr. Groves is Vice President of Professional Affairs at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She leads, coordinates, and contributes to efforts and initiatives related to transforming the role of the pharmacist, advancing pharmacists’ patient care services, supporting coverage for pharmacists’ provided services, promoting the pharmacist’s role as a health care provider, and protecting the well-being of pharmacists and pharmacy personnel in the workplace.

Additionally, she administers, directs, coordinates, and participates in the work of the Association related to the APhA Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program initiative and advancement of postgraduate pharmacy residency education and training initiatives. Previously, Dr. Groves was population health pharmacist at a pediatric accountable care organization. Prior, she held roles as a clinical and pharmacy practice coordinator at a large grocery-store based community pharmacy chain. Groves has been heavily involved in professional pharmacy organizations for many years.

Dr. Groves earned her Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration in 2014 and her PharmD in 2012 at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OSU COP). Additionally, she completed a combined PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in community-based pharmacy administration at Kroger Pharmacy and OSU COP in 2014. Before her PharmD, Groves earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2006 from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio.