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Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
Program Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Health Management & Systems Sciences
Director, Frazier Polypharmacy & Medication Management Program
Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Demetra "Dee" Antimisiaris is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Antimisiaris oversees the university's Polypharmacy Initiative, which is dedicated to the prevention of inappropriate medication prescribing and use in older adults. Previously, Dr. Antimisiaris worked as a consultant pharmacist and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and completed a joint academic–geriatrics pharmacy residency at UCLA/USC.

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS
MTM Content Expert
Professor, Vice Chair of Faculty Development
McKesson Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
UCSF School of Pharmacy
San Francisco, CA

Jennifer Cocohoba is a clinical pharmacist in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Women’s HIV Program where she educates UCSF students on HIV/AIDS, patient-provider communication, and research methods. She conducts research to develop and test interventions to improve adherence, on patient-provider communication, on use of antiretrovirals and other chronic medications, on opioid stewardship, and on treatment disparities. As Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Dr. Cocohoba supports opportunities for career development, promote wellness, recruitment and retention, and provide mentorship around research.

Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
MTM Content Expert (Video Components)
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
UCSF School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, CA
Assistant Chief of Pharmacy, Ambulatory Clinical Services
UC Davis Health
Sacramento, CA

Timothy Cutler is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he has worked as a critical care pharmacist, ambulatory care pharmacist, and long-term care consultant. He received the Albert Prescott Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute in 2011 and held the Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy between 2014 and 2017 at UCSF. At UC Davis Medical Center, he is Supervisor for the Anticoagulation Clinic, Controlled Substance Stewardship Program, and Primary Care. He also serves as the Interim Assistant Chief for Ambulatory Care Services for UCDH supervising Transition in Care Team and Specialty Pharmacy groups. Dr. Cutler is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of MTM and has written and lectured extensively on the topic.

Shalini Lynch, PharmD, BCGP
MTM Content Expert
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Faculty, Medication Outcomes Center
UCSF School of Pharmacy
San Francisco, CA

Shalini Lynch is Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. Her practice expertise includes drug information, drug utilization review, medication therapy management, and geriatrics. Her past experience includes cost-effective medication management in a medical group setting, including individual patient consults to minimize out-of-pocket medication expenses. She supports the UCSF School of Pharmacy in its role as an academic subcontractor to the Medi-Cal Drug Use Review program for the State of California.

Jamie Spears, PharmD
MTM Content Expert
Senior Manager, Medication Therapy Management
Centene Pharmacy Services
Rancho Cordova, CA

Jamie Spears, PharmD, is a Senior Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Operations who believes it is a true privilege to speak to patients about their specific healthcare needs. She specializes in medication therapy management services, clinical program development, and digital health application implementations. Dr. Spears has been published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy for her work with pharmacist-led adherence programs using motivational interviewing for a patient-centered approach. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of the Pacific, California.

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