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Katelyn A. Parsons

Clinical Associate Professor of Ambulatory Care
Education:
PharmD, University Of Connecticut
Office: CSP 416
413-796-2448

Dr. Katelyn Parsons is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Ambulatory Care and a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. She received her PharmD degree from the University of Connecticut. While working towards her PharmD, Dr. Parsons completed the Pharmacy Veteran Affairs Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program at VA Central Western Massachusetts, where she developed a love for ambulatory care pharmacy working in the various pharmacist-run clinics. Upon graduation, Dr. Parsons completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency largely focused in ambulatory care at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Parsons joined the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2013. From 2013 through 2021, she provided Pharmacy Consultation Services at MassMutual Financial Group as a member of the Wellness Center; through this service, Dr. Parsons provided comprehensive medication management services for employees and their family members and immunized up to 1200 employees per year at MassMutual's flu clinic with help from WNE pharmacy students. In 2021, Dr. Parsons started a pharmacy diabetes service at Baystate's Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center, working closely with patients and providers to improve diabetes management. Additionally, Dr. Parsons works at the WNEU and BigY Foods, Inc Consultation and Wellness Center one day per week, where she helps patients with their diabetes management as part of an accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program. 

Dr. Parsons is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Alpha Zeta Omega Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and Rho Chi Society. She served as Chair of the pharmacy accreditation Self-Study Steering Team in 2020-2021 and Supreme Directorum (national president) of Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity in 2018-2019.

INTERESTS

Diabetes Distress

APPE Readiness

Skills Based Lab Courses

COURSES TAUGHT

PHAR 715 Applied Pharmacy Care and Patient Management II

PHAR 720 Dermatology/Musculoskeletal Integrated Pharmacy Care and Patient Management

PHAR 623 Cardiovascular I Integrated Pharmacy Care and Patient Management

PHAR 790-01 ST Ambulatory Care Elective

PHAR 800 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (Ambulatory Care)

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Parsons KA, Zimmermann AE (2019 , January ). Impact of an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in an Occupational Health Clinic . J Am Pharm Assoc ,59 , 64-69.

Parsons KA, Nemec EC, Maynard K, Welch BE (2018 , April ). Specialization within pharmacy education: a survey of curricular track or concentration offerings . Curr Pharm Teach Learn ,10 , 433-438.

Parsons KA, Derkits ME (2016 , May ). Visual Hallucinations Associated with Gabapentin Use . ,73 , 631-634.

Parsons K, Woolley AB (2013 , October ). Use of an instant messaging application to facilitate pharmacy students' learning during medical rounds . ,70 , 1654-1655.