Joan Kapusnik-Uner, PharmD
|Title(s)||Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy|
|School||School of Pharmacy|
Vice President, Clinical Content at First Databank (FDB)
Dr. Kapusnik-Uner serves as Vice President at First Databank and has been in many roles at FDB since her start in 1996. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy and advanced training in Clinical Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases and a Pharmacokinetics Antimicrobials research fellowship where she initiated research on single daily dosing of aminoglycosides and computerized research protocol data entry formats. As faculty member at UCSF she started an HIV Pharmacy Care Clinic, practiced at San Francisco General Hospital with the Infectious Disease Services and implemented a specialized antimicrobial ordering system and a stewardship program. In 1993, she received the distinguished honor of Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at UCSF. Joan joined the First Databank team as the Senior Knowledge Engineer working on advanced dosing decision support and drug disease & laboratory decision support knowledge bases. Dr. Kapusnik-Uner has been a leader on First Databank's drug vocabulary standards initiatives, including past participation in the HL7 and RxNorm development with the National Library of Medicine. Joan orchestrated the design and release of knowledgebases with ICD10 and SNOMED context-sensitive problem list disease mappings, High Risk Medication decision support including actionable content for Boxed Warning drugs. Her teams are now creating knowledgebases that promote optimized alerts utilizing rich patient context for Pharmacogenomics and Advanced decision support deployments called PatientFirst.