Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship in Public Health

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is offering a clinical fellowship training program focused in public health.  

Position Description

The University at Buffalo is recruiting for a 2-year clinical pharmacy fellowship focused in public health. This unique program provides a highly customized experience for a motivated pharmacist, who is passionate about public health and pharmacy practice transformation, to train in a progressive academic and clinical environment. The purpose of the program is: 1. to educate the fellow on outcomes research approaches that implement public health strategies addressing underserved populations, 2. to develop patient care skills working in medically underserved areas, and 3. to develop community outreach programs within the city of Buffalo. Projects are aligned with major public health challenges that address health inequities. Current projects are supported by several funding agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The individual(s) will be expected to conduct two or more mentored research projects with the following focus.

  • Develop, implement, and disseminate innovative care delivery models addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) in pharmacy practice.
  • Engage pharmacies and health clinics on practice transformation elements including clinical service implementation, staff development, and timely educational elements.
  • Develop outcomes analyses supporting SDoH programs in pharmacy practice.

The fellow will gain experience and develop skills in public health, outcomes research, and practice-based research working collaboratively with faculty. The fellow will have clinical opportunities within UB-affiliated practices and have options to receive additional training in health services research, epidemiology and biostatistics, which can be applied to an Advanced Certificate or Masters of Public Health. The fellow will participate in teaching activities focused on public health as part of our curriculum transformation. The individual will receive a clinical instructor appointment and participate in education of UB PharmD students.

The goal of the program is to develop a dynamic skill set to lead innovative future models of pharmacy practice, clinical research, and teaching in public health focused on underserved communities. Successful completion of the program will enable the individual opportunities in academia, managed care, pharmaceutical industry or leadership roles for the provision of patient care in various pharmacy and public health settings.

The individual will meet at a minimum weekly with program directors and quarterly with a full committee, consisting of UB SPPS faculty members with expertise in public health research, innovative teaching activities, and primary care practice settings. The fellowship program can be customized for career goals and interests.

Program Structure

Research and scholarship activities (60%): The fellow will conduct two or more research projects working along with faculty and community organizations. The fellow will gain experience and develop skills in public health and outcomes research, and disseminate their research through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and to local & national communities. 

Engagement in clinical activities and community outreach (25%): The fellow will provide direct patient care as a clinical pharmacist within an ambulatory  or community pharmacy setting. The individual will ultimately function as an independent practitioner working collaboratively with faculty, pharmacists, and the medical team. The fellow will also participate in the clinical education and mentorship of student pharmacists at the selected site. The fellow will have community outreach opportunities based on long-standing relationships developed by the leadership committee and school of pharmacy. 

Teaching Activities (15%): The fellow will participate in providing didactic instruction at the school and work with the leadership team on development of innovative teaching activities and programs. Academic activities will be focused on public health. Completion of a teaching certificate program, if not been previously completed, is encouraged.


PharmD or equivalent experience. Graduating PharmD candidates are welcome to apply. Completion of PGY-1 residency training is preferred.

Advanced degree (PhD) with relevant experience will also be considered. The program can be tailored based on candidate’s background and experience.

Number of Available Positions

1 position is available

Expected Start Date

July 1, 2024 or mutually agreed upon date

Stipend and Benefits

Competitive stipend with benefits and travel support will be provided. 

Application Process

All applicants must submit the following materials by January 5, 2024:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent: Describe your reasons for pursuing this program and how completion of this program will help achieve your career goals.
  • Transcript
  • References: Names and contact information for three references (references will be contacted later to provide letters of recommendation).

Program questions and application materials should be submitted by email to Dr. David Jacobs (

Current and Previous Fellows Affiliated with the Program

  • Durdana Iqbal, PharmD (2022 – 2024)
  • Amanda Foster, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CHW (2020 – 2022)
  • Richard Leong, PharmD, CHW (2021 – 2022)
  • Collin Clark, PharmD (2018 – 2020)

Program Directors

David M. Jacobs, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone: 716-829-2134


Christopher J. Daly, PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone: 716-645-4793


Gina M. Prescott, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Global Health and Community Outreach

Department of Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone: 716-645-4784