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Leigh Ann Ross, PharmD

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Dr. Leigh Ann Ross is associate dean for clinical affairs, director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, professor of pharmacy practice, and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi (UM) School of Pharmacy. She is professor of population health science in the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) John D. Bower School of Population Health. Dr. Ross received a bachelor of business administration and doctor of pharmacy degree from UM before completing a primary care residency at UMMC. She was a Congressional Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. At UM, Dr. Ross served as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and director of Pharmaceutical Care Services. She is the school's liaison with UMMC and oversees clinical partnerships for practice advancement. Dr. Ross is director of the UM Community-Based Research Program, an AACP Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award and MSHP Innovative Health-System Award recipient.

Dr. Ross served on the ACCP Board of Regents. She is past chair of the ACCP Political Action Committee Governing Council and the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section. She participated in the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program and is a Leadership Mississippi graduate. She is former president of MPhA and Mississippi Biotechnology Association. She received the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section Service Award, UM School of Pharmacy Service Award, and MPhA and MSHP Outstanding Young Pharmacist Awards. Dr. Ross is an invited member of the National Academies of Practice and Fellow of ACCP, ASHP, and APhA.

Research interests

  • Community-based research
  • Transitions of care
  • Models of care delivery
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

Recent publications

  • Brown MA, Fleming L, Sewell MJ, Ross LA. Evaluation of the impact of a residency in an independent pharmacy in rural Mississippi. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2017;57:S243-S246.
  • Davis CS, Ross LA, Bloodworth LS. The impact of clinical pharmacist integration on a collaborative interdisciplinary diabetes management team.  Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2017;30(3):286-290. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
  • McClendon KS, Bell AM, Ellis AW, Adcock KG, Hogan SM, Ross LA, Riche DM. Pathways to improve student pharmacists' experience in research. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2015;79(4):1-12.
  • Ross LA, Janke KK, Boyle CJ, Gianutsos G, Lindsey CC, Moczygemba LR, Whalen K. Report of the AACP Council of Faculties Task Force on Preparation of Pharmacy Faculty and Students to be Citizen Leaders and Pharmacy Advocates:  Advancing leadership and advocacy development in pharmacy education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013;77(10):1-9.
  • Ross LA. Quality Initiatives in Pharmacy: HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2013;47:1206-09.