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Eva M Vivian, PharmD, MS, PhD

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, Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin School of Human Ecology.  She is certified in diabetes education and advanced diabetes management. She currently maintains a practice at St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. 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 is a peer reviewer for Diabetes Care, The Diabetes Educator, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Therapeutics, 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.