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Asima N. Ali

Clinical Pharmacist, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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Dr. Ali, Pharm.D., BCACP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and a Clinical Pharmacist within University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UIC in 2011. She completed a postgraduate year one residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana followed by a postgraduate year two residency in ambulatory care/education at Purdue University and the Richard L. Roudebush Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Indiana. She is experienced in developing and sustaining ambulatory clinical pharmacy services in internal medicine clinics within Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Since starting at UIC in June 2020 Dr. Ali provides quality patient centered within the Medication Therapy Management Clinic and is currently developing clinical pharmacy services in the Multispecialty Adult Clinic. She also serves as a course coordinator for PHAR 501 (Self Care) and as a preceptor for advanced and introductory practice experiences in ambulatory care. She also serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents.

Research Interests:
Dr. Ali is interested in the following research areas:
– Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services (e.g. developing, sustaining and expanding services)
– Medication Therapy Management
– Medication Adherence
– Chronic Disease Statement Management (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
– Global Health
– Public Health
– Geriatrics
– Cultural Competence and Cultural Sensitivity
– Social Determinants of Health

Teaching Statement:
Since graduating from UIC, Dr. Ali has taught in 15 didactic courses in various healthcare curricula (PharmD, PA, Nursing, and DPT). She has precepted more than 98 PharmD students and 8 pharmacy residents. She has also precepted multiple 2nd and 3rd year medical residents on an elective pharmacotherapy rotation. She has educated pharmacy and medical students locally and globally. She is experienced in coordinating courses within the pharmacy curriculum (3) and is currently coordinating PHAR 501: Self Care course at UIC. She has provided continuing education lectures and/or presentations at local and regional levels.

Teaching and Supervision

PDAT 1: Self-Care (PHAR 501), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
PDAT 1: Self-Care (PHAR 501), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
PDAT 1: Self-Care (PHAR 501), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
PDAT 1: Self-Care (PHAR 501), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
Integrated Pharmacotherapy VIII: Pulmonary, Otic, Opthalmic (PHRD 712), 10/2019 – 11/2019
Geriatrics Pharmacotherapy I (PH554), 10/2014 – 10/2019

Selected Publications

Stallings, Ashley M, Dixon, Candace, Carter, Amanda, Ali, Asima, Herring, Charles. (2020). Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Managed Hypertension Clinic in a Rural Primary Care Setting. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 34, (6), 844-849. doi:10.1177/0897190020926841.

Brammer, Katelyn E, Brennan, Lisa F, Phan, Diep, Walter, Lauren, Ali, Asima N, Davis, Steven M, Nisly, Sarah A. (2019). Evaluation of a Resident-led Residency Preparation Series for Fourth Year Pharmacy Students. INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, 10, (4), 10.24926/iip.v10i4.1672. doi:10.24926/iip.v10i4.1672.

Ali, Asima N, Kim, Jennifer J, Stever, Lindsey, Pisano, Mary Ellen, Campos, Claudia L. (2019). Beta adrenergic antagonists and antianginal drugs. Side Effects of Drugs Annual. (pp. 197-205). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.seda.2019.07.012.

Campos, Claudia L, Herring, Charles T, Ali, Asima N, Jones, Deanna N, Wofford, James L, Caine, Augustus L, Bloomfield, Robert L, Tillett, Janine, Oles, Karen S. (2018). Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertensive Urgency in the Outpatient Setting: A Systematic Review. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33, (4), 539-550. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4277-6.

Ali, Asima N, Kim, Jennifer J, Pisano, Mary Ellen, Hudgins, Dalton K, Wireku, Maame, Ray, Sidhartha D. (2018). Beta Adrenergic Antagonists and Antianginal Drugs. A Worldwide Yearly Survey of New Data in Adverse Drug Reactions. (pp. 243-252). doi:10.1016/bs.seda.2018.07.015.

Isch, Jason, Nguyen, Diane, Ali, Asima N. (2016). Drugs That Affect Blood Coagulation, Fibrinolysis and Hemostasis. Side Effects of Drugs Annual. (pp. 365-377). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.seda.2016.08.003.

Ali, Asima N, Kania, Deanna S, Ramsey, Darin C, White, Christina A. (2015). Assessment of factors that influence pharmacy residency applicant selection of a specific postgraduate year one (PGY1) program. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 7, (6), 794-803. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2015.08.021.

Raber, H, Ali, A, Dethloff, A, Evoy, K, Helmen, J, Lim, L, Nguyen, D, Sheridan, E. (2015). Anti-Inflammatory and Antipyretic Analgesics and Drugs Used in Gout. Side Effects of Drugs Annual. (pp. 115-128). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.seda.2015.07.009.

Herring, Charles. (2014). Quick Stats: Basics for Medical Literature Evaluation. XanEdu Publishing Inc.

Ali, Asima, Kim, Jennifer, Pisano, Mary Ellen, Goad, Nathan. Drugs That Affect Lipid Metabolism. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.seda.2017.06.033..

Professional Leadership

APhA-APPM Public Health SIG Communications Committee, 6/19/2020 - 4/30/2021


PharmD (Cum Laude), University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, USA, 2011
Guaranteed Professional Program Admission (GPPA) Program: Pre-Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2007

Postgraduate Training:
Ambulatory Care Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Resident, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, United States, 2012
Ambulatory Care/Education Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Resident, Purdue University College of Pharmacy & Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medication Center, United States, 2013
Adjuct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, United States, 2013

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 12/31/2020 - Present
Certificate of Global Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Public Health Leadership Program, 8/2019 - Present
Basic Life Savings Skills (BLS), American Heart Association, 7/2011 - Present
Registered Pharmacist, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 1/12/2012 - Present
Yellow Belt Certification, Six Sigma, 6/2013 - Present
Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Program, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 3/2010 - Present
Teaching Certificate Program, Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 6/2012 - Present
Poison Prevention Education Program, Illinois Poison Center, 12/2010 - Present

Professional Memberships

Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA), 4/28/2021 - Present