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Eva M Vivian, PharmD, MS

Professor (CHS)

Dr. Vivian's research transitioned from the clinical to community setting with an emphasis on disease prevention. She works with members of under-resourced communities to identify health issues that are important to their community, with the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.

Background: Dr. Vivian is currently Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  She is certified in diabetes education and advanced diabetes management. She currently maintains a clinical practice at Access Community Health Centers. Dr. Vivian's research interest focus on identifying disparities in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases among ethnic minorities, particularly African American and Latino American patients and developing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate them. Recently, her research has sharpened its focus in response to heightened awareness of the great numbers of children and adolescents who are at special risk of diabetes.

Dr. Vivian currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Merck Manuals and Drugs in Context and is a peer reviewer for the Diabetes Care, The Diabetes Educator, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Therapeutics, Current Medical Research and Opinion, and Diabetes Spectrum. Dr. Vivian has lectured at medical meetings, conferences, and symposia across the United States. Dr. Vivian has held numerous leadership positions within professional associations. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators during 2011-2013. She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association, American Pharmacy Association, American Association Colleges Pharmacy and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.