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Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor
William Levine Hall, Rm 423
Phone: (848) 445 6827
Email:mary.bridgeman@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

Specialty: Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Practice site: Robert Wood Johnson University Hosptial

PharmD, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Bio

Mary Bridgeman received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  After graduation, she completed a specialized residency in Nephrology and Hypertension at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers and currently practices as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Research Interests

  • Promoting safe and appropriate medication use within the acute-care setting by fostering and evaluating interprofessional collaboration among students of the health professions
  • Pharmacist education in providing optimal patient education in support of effective self-care and nonprescription medicines use
  • Innovations in teaching in pharmacy and continuing professional education
  • Management of opioid-induced constipation and balancing opioid analgesic adverse effects with effective use


Representative Papers/Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Bridgeman MM, Rollins CJ. Essential and Conditionally Essential Nutrients. In: Krinsky DL, et al (eds). Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 18th edition. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Dixit D, Bridgeman MB, Barbarello-Andrews L, Narayanan N, Parikh A, Radbel J, Sunderram J. Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention in the Critically Ill.  Pharmacotherapy. 2015 (accepted; in press)

Bridgeman MB, Dalal KS. Drugs for urologic disorders. Nursing. 2015;45(6):68.

Bridgeman MB, Dalal KS. Antidiabetic medications. Nursing. 2015;45(5):69.

Pennoyer A, Bridgeman MB. Ferric citrate (Auryxia) for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia. Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2015;40:329-339.

Stewart D, Dixit D, Bridgeman MM, Parikh A. Zonisamide-induced acute kidney injury. Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports. 2015;3:23-25.

Bridgeman MB, Chavez B. Febuxostat for the treatment of gout. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 2015;16:395-8.

Awad N, Bridgeman MB. Continuing education program planning: tips for assessing educational needs. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2014;71:1616-1619.

Albert SM, Bix L, Bridgeman MM, Carstensen LL, Dyer-Chamberlain M, Neafsey PJ, Wolf MS. Promoting safe and effective use of OTC medications among older adults: summary and recommendations from the CHPA-GSA National Summit on Over-the-Counter Medication Behaviors of Older Adults. The Gerontologist. 2014; doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu034.

Bridgeman MB, Candelario D, Mansukhani RP. Use of an interactive home product display activity to facilitate active learning in a nonprescription medicines course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014;6:69-75.

Kim D, Barna R, Bridgeman MB, Brunetti L. Novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in the geriatric population. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs. 2014;14:15-29.

Kaufman KR, Parikh A, Chan L, Bridgeman M, Shah M. Myoclonus in renal failure: two cases of gabapentin toxicity. Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports. 2014;2:8-10.

Andrews LB, Bridgeman MB, Dalal KS, Abazia D, Lau C, Goldsmith DF, St. John D. Implementation of a pharmacist-driven pain management consultation service for hospitalized adults with a history of substance abuse. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2013;67:1342-1349.

Bridgeman MB, Friia NJ, Taft C, Shah M. Mirabegron: β3-adrenergic receptor agonist for the treatment of overactive bladder. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013;47:1029-1038.

Bridgeman MB, Pathak R. Denosumab: a monoclonal antibody for the reduction in bone loss in osteoporosis. Clinical Therapeutics. 2011;33:1547-1559.

Dr. Bridgeman
also serves as co-author for the monthly column on over-the-counter (OTC) product case studies for the journal, Pharmacy Times.

National Meetings – Select Platform Presentations

Pharmacy-driven medication therapy management as part of a transitional care program at an academic medical center. Presented as a management case study, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, Florida, December 2013. (with Eckert L)

Interventions to promote safe and effective OTC medication use among older adults: promoting safe and effective OTC medication behavior through interface with clinical care, panel discussant. Presented at The National Summit on OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults, The Gerontological Society of America and Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Washington, D.C., April 2013. (with Leventhal EA)

Self-care and the elderly: the role of point-of-care technology. Presented at the Baby Boomers and Self-Care Product Innovation session, Regulatory and Scientific Conference, Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Washington, D.C., May 2012. (with Bix L, Appleby J)

Implementing an interactive home product display activity in a self care course. Presented at the Nonprescription Medicines Academy 14th Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2011.

Certifications

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, January 2011 – Present
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, December 2010 – Present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association, November 2006 – Present    
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, June 2006 – Present
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program Trainer, American Pharmacists Association, March 2008
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association, August 2006