Faculty:Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology

Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology

Courses in the online MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree program are led by academic experts and practicing health care providers. Faculty are committed to helping psychologists improve patient care outcomes by enhancing their pharmaceutical knowledge and expertise.

As a Drake student, you will learn from pharmacists, scientists, clinicians, nurses, physicians, and psychologists to gain an interdisciplinary education you can directly apply in your practice.

 

Ryan Ernst, Psy.D., MSCP

Training Director

For additional information on the MSCP program, please reach out at ryan.ernst@drake.edu

Dr. Ernst is a Neuropsychologist/Conditional Prescribing Psychologist at Clarinda Regional Health Center in southwest Iowa where he continues his practice as well as serving as the inaugural Training Director for the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Drake University.

Dr. Ernst completed his MSCP from Alliant International University and is the first psychologist in the state of Iowa to be certified to prescribe psychiatric medication. He earned his MS in Psychology and PsyD from Nova Southeastern after completing his BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a pre-doctoral internship at Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C.. He completed a postdoc residency in clinical neuropsychology at Nebraska Comprehensive Health Care. Dr. Ernst has been named a Diplomate for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and a Fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology.

Dr. Ernst brings a wealth of practice experience to this position, having served in multi-disciplinary health care systems, rehabilitation hospitals, and as an independent contractor providing medical evaluations, forensic neuropsychology services, worker’s compensation evaluations, peer reviews and consulting for health-technology development. He has also served as an instructor and clinical supervisor for psychology students and residents.

Ryan Ernst, Psy.D., MSCP

Training Director

For additional information on the MSCP program, please reach out at ryan.ernst@drake.edu

Dr. Ernst is a Neuropsychologist/Conditional Prescribing Psychologist at Clarinda Regional Health Center in southwest Iowa where he continues his practice as well as serving as the inaugural Training Director for the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Drake University.

Dr. Ernst completed his MSCP from Alliant International University and is the first psychologist in the state of Iowa to be certified to prescribe psychiatric medication. He earned his MS in Psychology and PsyD from Nova Southeastern after completing his BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a pre-doctoral internship at Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C.. He completed a postdoc residency in clinical neuropsychology at Nebraska Comprehensive Health Care. Dr. Ernst has been named a Diplomate for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and a Fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology.

Dr. Ernst brings a wealth of practice experience to this position, having served in multi-disciplinary health care systems, rehabilitation hospitals, and as an independent contractor providing medical evaluations, forensic neuropsychology services, worker’s compensation evaluations, peer reviews and consulting for health-technology development. He has also served as an instructor and clinical supervisor for psychology students and residents.

Craige Wrenn, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences Department Chair

Dr. Wrenn is a professor of pharmacology who has focused on neuropharmacology and neuroscience. He has been with Drake University since 2004 and received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University. He has been awarded the Hartig Distinguished Professor (2011), Mentor of the Year (2013), and the Troyer Research Fellowship (2015).

Craige Wrenn, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences Department Chair

Dr. Wrenn is a professor of pharmacology who has focused on neuropharmacology and neuroscience. He has been with Drake University since 2004 and received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University. He has been awarded the Hartig Distinguished Professor (2011), Mentor of the Year (2013), and the Troyer Research Fellowship (2015).

Sarah Grady, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Grady is an associate professor of pharmacy practice. She is a clinical faculty member who has completed residency training and maintains a practice in psychiatry. She has been with Drake University since 2008. She has won several teacher of the year awards at previous institutions and is active in several pharmacy organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She received the Phi Delta Chi Outstanding Advisor Award in 2020. She received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sarah Grady, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Grady is an associate professor of pharmacy practice. She is a clinical faculty member who has completed residency training and maintains a practice in psychiatry. She has been with Drake University since 2008. She has won several teacher of the year awards at previous institutions and is active in several pharmacy organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She received the Phi Delta Chi Outstanding Advisor Award in 2020. She received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Anisa Hansen, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Hansen is a professor of pharmacy practice and a clinical pharmacist at Lutheran Behavioral Associates. She has been with Drake University since 2003 and received her PharmD from Drake University in 2002. Her area of expertise is in mental health. Dr. Hansen is a champion for addressing diversity issues. She is a member of Drake University’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team, teaches an LGBTQ+ Health course, and speaks about DEI in higher education at conferences and other events. Dr. Hansen received the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award (2008), Madelyn Levitt Community Service Award (2011), Iowa Pharmacy Association Young Pharmacist of the Year (2012), and the C. Boyd Granberg Professional Leadership Award (2017).

Anisa Hansen, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Hansen is a professor of pharmacy practice and a clinical pharmacist at Lutheran Behavioral Associates. She has been with Drake University since 2003 and received her PharmD from Drake University in 2002. Her area of expertise is in mental health. Dr. Hansen is a champion for addressing diversity issues. She is a member of Drake University’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team, teaches an LGBTQ+ Health course, and speaks about DEI in higher education at conferences and other events. Dr. Hansen received the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award (2008), Madelyn Levitt Community Service Award (2011), Iowa Pharmacy Association Young Pharmacist of the Year (2012), and the C. Boyd Granberg Professional Leadership Award (2017).

Timothy Welty, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Welty is the Director of Research, Innovation, and Global Initiatives and a professor of pharmacy practice. As a clinical faculty member, he maintains a practice in neurology. He received his PharmD and advanced training as a clinical research fellow in neuropharmacology and pharmacokinetics at the University of Minnesota. He began at Drake in 2012.

Timothy Welty, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Welty is the Director of Research, Innovation, and Global Initiatives and a professor of pharmacy practice. As a clinical faculty member, he maintains a practice in neurology. He received his PharmD and advanced training as a clinical research fellow in neuropharmacology and pharmacokinetics at the University of Minnesota. He began at Drake in 2012.

Ron Torry, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Torry is a Professor of Pharmacology and the Windsor Professor of Science who has focused on cardiovascular pharmacology. He received his BS in Biology/Zoology from Western Illinois University and his MS and Ph.D. in Physiology from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. He has been with Drake University since 1998 and received the Madelyn M. Levitt Teacher of the Year Award (2021) and the College Teacher of the Year five (5) times. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society.

Ron Torry, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Torry is a Professor of Pharmacology and the Windsor Professor of Science who has focused on cardiovascular pharmacology. He received his BS in Biology/Zoology from Western Illinois University and his MS and Ph.D. in Physiology from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. He has been with Drake University since 1998 and received the Madelyn M. Levitt Teacher of the Year Award (2021) and the College Teacher of the Year five (5) times. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society.

Kim Huey, PhD

Professor of Health Science

Dr. Huey is a Professor of Physiology who has focused on skeletal muscle physiology. She has been with Drake University since 2009 after having faculty positions at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University. Dr. Huey holds a BS in exercise physiology from Seattle Pacific University, an MS in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from UC San Diego. At Drake, she has been awarded the Mentor of the Year (2020), and received the Troyer Research Fellowship (2017-18), and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Kim Huey, PhD

Professor of Health Science

Dr. Huey is a Professor of Physiology who has focused on skeletal muscle physiology. She has been with Drake University since 2009 after having faculty positions at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University. Dr. Huey holds a BS in exercise physiology from Seattle Pacific University, an MS in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from UC San Diego. At Drake, she has been awarded the Mentor of the Year (2020), and received the Troyer Research Fellowship (2017-18), and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Eliza Dy-Boarman, PharmD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Dy-Boarman is an associate professor of Pharmacy Practice. She is a clinical faculty member who completed her PharmD from Butler University and a two-year residency with Indiana University Health-Butler University. She has been with Drake University since 2013 and is active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). She received the AACP Experiential Education Section Award for Excellence in Experiential Education (2021) and the AACP Council of Faculties Emerging Teaching Scholar Award (2019).

Eliza Dy-Boarman, PharmD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Dy-Boarman is an associate professor of Pharmacy Practice. She is a clinical faculty member who completed her PharmD from Butler University and a two-year residency with Indiana University Health-Butler University. She has been with Drake University since 2013 and is active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). She received the AACP Experiential Education Section Award for Excellence in Experiential Education (2021) and the AACP Council of Faculties Emerging Teaching Scholar Award (2019).

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