Amie Taggart Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., CGP, BCPS, FASCP is an Associate Professor of Geriatric Pharmacy Practice and the Division Head of Geriatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy on the Dallas/Fort Worth campus with an affiliated practice with Senior Care Centers. There she focuses on the population level interventions which can positively affect the quality of care of long-term care residents. She is also the residency director for the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy residency. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 2003 and went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency in Milwaukee, WI and a specialty residency in geriatric pharmacotherapy in Baltimore, MD. Her practice and research interests include neurodegenerative diseases affecting older individuals, senior education and the impact of a clinical pharmacist working in the long-term care setting. She is the author of the Central Nervous System chapter in Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, is the author of 19 peer-reviewed publications and has been asked to speak on various geriatrics-focused topics at both International and National meetings. She is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, is the President-elect the Texas chapter of ASCP and serves on the editorial board of The Consultant Pharmacist. She is also an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.
Dr. Blaszczyk's patient-focused research interests include the impact of a geriatrics-focused pharmacist in the nursing home on both patient-level and facility-level outcomes. She has a passion for neurodegenerative diseases affecting older adults, and HIV-care in the aging population. Her teaching-focus interests focus on students truly understanding the geriatric cohort.