Emerging Scholars Exchange Program: Antoinette Coe, PharmD, PhD

Policies and Strategies to Improve Medication Use in Older Adults
Open to Penn affiliates

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET April 9, 2024 In-Person Event

Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Over half of community-dwelling older adults with Medicare prescription drug coverage take five or more concurrent medications (polypharmacy). In addition to polypharmacy, over one-third of older adults are prescribed a potentially inappropriate medication and are at high risk for medication-related problems, such as nonadherence, drug-drug interactions, or drug-disease interactions. This talk will examine policies and strategies to improve medication use quality in older adults across care settings and after transitions of care, such as Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management and care transition programs including pharmacist-provided medication reviews.

Co-sponsored with the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at Penn Nursing

Please note: In-person attendance at this event is preferred. Virtual access will be provided to registrants who are unable to be on campus.


Antoinette Coe, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan

Antoinette Coe, PharmD, PhD is a pharmacist-health services researcher devoted to improving transitions of care and ensuring safe and effective medication use in older adults, particularly in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive impairment. Her research focuses on improving medication use through pharmacist-provided comprehensive medication reviews and medication management, identifying community-based strategies and interprofessional models of care to prevent medication-related problems during care transitions, and examining the impact of policy on health outcomes. Her work aims to implement and disseminate evidence-based interventions to improve health and medication use in older adults that address health disparities.

The Emerging Scholars Exchange Program is a collaborative program with peer universities developed to provide professional development opportunities for early career faculty. Conceived by the Faculty Development Committee at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), the Exchange Program is a collaboration between IHPI, Penn LDI, and UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.