PIER Team

PittPharmacy PIER is led by a team of determined student pharmacists and faculty.

Meet the Student Coordinators

Head Program Coordinator

Collin Kruczek

Mentor Coordinator

Ruth Li

Curriculum Coordinator

Lydia Shen

Public Relations Coordinator

Emily Drake

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Christian Fernandez, PhD

Dr. Christian Fernandez is an Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a member of the Center for Pharmacogenetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and he completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Mary Relling at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Ravi Patel, PharmD

Dr. Ravi Patel is an Assistant Professor and Lead Innovation Advisor at the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He also received his PharmD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.