Joy MeierAssistant Professor PharmD, PA, BCACP
Programs and Courses Taught
Pharmacology PA608 and PA609
Feb 2021 – present Samuel Merritt College, Physician Assistant Program Oakland, CA Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor Activities: Instructor of Record for Pharmacology 608 and 609, two 3-unit courses. Assist with other course instruction as needed. Summarize evaluation data from student clinical rotations.
2001 – 2021 Samuel Merritt College, Physician Assistant Program Oakland, CA Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor Activities: Instructor of Record for Pharmacology 608 and 609, two 3-unit courses, 2000-2016, and beginning 2021, contributing 36 hours of lecture on a variety of topics, including antimicrobials, cardiovascular drugs, mental health drugs, and autonomic nervous system drugs. In other years lecturer contributing 15 hours on antimicrobials, chemotherapeutics and dyslipidemia.
April 2018 – Dec 2020 Sierra Pacific Veterans Integrated Service Network Martinez, CA Position: Chief Health Informatics Officer Activities: Coordinated health informatics activities within VISN, including managing, maintaining, and further developing the VISN 21 PBM Dashboards and Reports. These reports support clinical and medication safety programs to improve the medical and pharmaceutical care for VISN 21 veterans in a cost-effective manner that optimizes patient outcomes.
Jan 2003 – April 2018 Sierra Pacific Veterans Integrated Service Network Martinez, CA Position: Clinical Pharmacist and Data Mart Manager Activities: Served as a Data Manager/Analyst responsible for managing, maintaining, and further developing the VISN 21 PBM Dashboards and Reports. Programs and develops clinical and related information to provide a solid base upon which the Pharmacy Benefits Manager and other clinicians and managers throughout the VISN can derive data-driven decisions in order to improve the medical and pharmaceutical care for VISN 21 veterans in a cost-effective manner that optimizes patient outcomes.
1993-2020 University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy Stockton, CA Position: Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
2009-2020 Touro University School of Pharmacy Mare Island, Vallejo, CA Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor June
1997-2011 Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System Martinez, CA Immediate Supervisor: Julio Lopez, Pharm.D. Position: Pharmacoeconomics Pharmacist
Mar 1996-June 1997 Veterans Affairs Medical Center-San Francisco San Francisco, California Position: Pharmacoeconomics/Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Sept 1993-Mar 1996 Veterans Affairs Northern California System of Clinics Pleasant Hill,California Location: David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA Position: Lead Clinical Pharmacist Fall 1996, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Division of Nursing Spring 1999, California State University, Dominguez Hills Spring
2000 Carson, CA Co-coordinator and Lecturer, MSN 526 Pharmacology Course
1992-1993 Veterans Affairs Northern California System of Clinics Pleasant Hill, California Position: Pharmacy Residency Director
1990-1991 Veterans Affairs Medical Center Martinez, California Position: Staff pharmacist
1987-1988 West Jersey Health System - Southern Division Berlin, New Jersey Position: Pharmacy Intern
1983-1985 Keith Mason Clinic Shreveport, Louisiana Position: Physician Assistant
1979-1983 Southern California Permanente Medical Group San Diego, California Position: Physician Assistant
1978-1979 Veterans Administration Medical Center Tomah, Wisconsin Position: Physician Assistant, Medicine Service.
Graduated with distinction in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science – Physician Assistant. She later graduated summa cum laude in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and also earned a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1990, both from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinez, CA between 1991 – 1992. Dr. Meier also completed the Leadership VA (LVA) Program in 2019.
Clinical guideline implementation and medication safety
Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Geraci MC, Good CB, Cunningham FE, Heron BB, Becker D, Lee S, Prasad V for the Targeted Therapies in Veterans with RCC Study Group. Use of targeted therapies for advanced renal cell carcinoma in the Veterans Health Administration. Cancer Medicine 2019;00:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.2531 Carmichael JM, Meier JL, Robinson AE, Taylor JM, Higgins DT, Patel S. Leveraging electronic medical record data for population health management in the Veterans Health Administration: Successes and lessons learned. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. 2018;74(10):1447-59. Aterrado S, Ono,G, Kanehira-Mar S, Meier J, Swislocki ALM. Evaluating Vitamin D Repletion Regimens and Effects in Veteran Patients. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2015; 49(9): 969-977. LaFleur J, Steenhoek CL, Horne J, Meier J, Nebeker JR, Mambourg S, Swislocki ALM, Carmichael J. Comparing Fracture Absolute Risk Assessment (FARA) Tools: an Osteoporosis Clinical Informatics Tool to Improve Identification and Care of Men at High Risk of First Fracture. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2015; 49(5):506-514. Swislocki ALM, Meier JL, Najera SM, Noth RH. Long-term maintenance of glucose control in veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus using oral agents. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 2011;9(6):469-73. Furman AE, Meier, JL, Malmstom RA, Lopez JR, Schaefer S. Comparative Efficacy of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin, and Atorvastatin in Uncontrolled Hyperlipidemia Patients. Am J Manag Care 2011;17(8):538-544. Garcia EA, Lopez JR, Meier JL, Swislocki ALM, Siegel D. Resistant Hypertension and Undiagnosed Primary Hyperaldosteronism Detected by Use of a Computerized Database. J of Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2011;13:487-491. Libby A, Meier JL, Lopez JR, Swislocki ALM, Siegel D. The Effect of Body Mass Index on Fasting Blood Glucose and Development of Diabetes Mellitus After Initiation of Extended-Release Niacin. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 2010;8(1), 79-84. Swislocki ALM, Noth RH, Volpp B, Meier JL, Siegel D. Computer Confirmation of Improved Blood Pressure Control in Diabetic Patients. Preventive Cardiology 2009;12(3), 149-154. Keane J, Meier JL, Noth RH, Swislocki ALM. Computer-based Screening of Veterans for Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 2009;7(6):557-562.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Meier is active in several professional organizations, including AMIA, for whom she is an abstract reviewer. She is a Practitioner Fellow of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and a past-president of the Diablo Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Meier is a former member of the Ambulatory Care Specialty Council, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.
Evolving; in past heavily involved in professional pharmacist societies and former member of the Ambulatory Care Specialty Council, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
Honors & Awards
She received multiple academic awards during her pharmacy education. Dr. Meier is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. In 2001, she was awarded the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Award for Excellence in Clinical Pharmacy Practice. In 2013, she was one of several pharmacists that were finalists for the Award for Excellence in Medication Safety, which is a nationally acclaimed awards program that recognizes a pharmacist-led inter-professional team for its significant system-wide improvements relating to medication use with demonstrated patient and organizational outcomes.