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Liza Barbarello Andrews, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
William Levine Hall, Rm 417D
Phone: (848) 445 6822
Email: lbarbarello@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

Specialty: Internal Medicine/Critical Care
Practice site: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Rutgers College of Pharmacy, Rutgers. the State University of New Jersey

PharmD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Bio

Dr. Liza Barbarello Andrews is a Clinical Associate Professor whose clinical practice in internal medicine and critical care is based at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.  As an alumnus, Dr. Andrews received both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from Rutgers and completed post-doctoral training in medical education through the Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships.  Her experience has spanned across community, industry and hospital-based practice.  She is board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS).

The focus on Dr. Andrews’ professional effort has been to evolve and impact local and regional practice.  As such, she has positively impacted practice at the hospitals in which she has been a member of the interdisciplinary team through the development of core policies and procedures in areas such as sedation, withdrawal and neuromuscular blockade as well as paved the way for advancing the roles for the pharmacist.  Some of these novel programs have included training and integrating pharmacists into medical emergency (“code blue”) response in the community hospital setting, leading key multidisciplinary initiatives and committees focused on resuscitation, and implementing a pharmacist consultation pain management service.  The positive impact of some of these initiatives has been recognized by way of awards and peer reviewed publication.  Her interest in emergency response has been broadened to include teaching roles for the American Heart Association in areas such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.  Consistent with her primary professional goal, Dr. Andrews’ publications and presentations focus on novel roles or expanded scope for pharmacists and often describe program implementation and challenges. 

Research

Scholary and research interests focus on hospital-based pharmacy practice, including evaluation of pharmacist-driven clinical protocols and medication utilization, as well as novel teaching strategies.

Representative Papers/Presentations

Refereed Publications

Andrews LB, Candelario DM, Jensen S.  Optimizing inpatient pharmacotherapy using a single clinical policy streamlining pharmacy protocols. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.  April 2015;22(4).

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(12):1342-9. (2013 Impact Factor 2.472)

Mack DR, Barbarello-Andrews L, Liu MT.  Agitated delirium associated with therapeutic doses of sustained-release bupropion.  International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2012;34(1): 9-12. (2013 Impact factor 1.215)

Barbarello-Andrews L, Marsh W.  Pharmacoeconomics of surfactant therapy.  Journal of Pediatric Pharmacotherapy 2006;11(3):153-160.

Barbarello-Andrews L
, Susla G, Ng V, St John D, Lau C.  Cost-effective medication use in critical care: Capital Health System’s experience in VHA’s MUSIC program.  Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2006;13(11):615-622.

Barbarello L, Marsh W.  Economic impact of combination therapies.  Hospital Pharmacy. 2006;41(5)Supp1:S23-S28.

National Presentations

Andrews LB, Covin D, Proto L, Rogalski A.  “Planning for and working in a new hospital facility: assessment of emergency response medication, equipment and resource needs.”  Presented December 9, 2013 (Session 3, Poster 51) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Midyear Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Barbarello-Andrews L, DePiano C. “Evaluation of a pharmacy-managed anticoagulation consult and monitoring service.”  Presented December 8, 2009 at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 44th Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Barbarello-Andrews L, Bandali F, Pfeiffer C. “Assessment of Outcomes of a Unique Interactive Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Elective.”  Presented July 17, 2009 at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Barbarello-Andrews L, DePiano C.  "Impact of acid suppression therapy on response to iron replacement for iron deficiency anemia." Presented April 6, 2009 (Poster 297) at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy/European Society of Clinical Pharmacy International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy in Orlando, FL.

Patel S, Barbarello-Andrews L. "Fulminant hepatic failure after consumption of wild mushrooms." Presented December 10, 2008 at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 43rd Midyear Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

DePiano C, Barbarello-Andrews L, Abazia DT. "Establishment of a pharmacy-managed anticoagulation consult and monitoring program." Presented December 10, 2008 at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 43rd Midyear Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Barbarello-Andrews L, Satyavan K.  “Establishment of a pharmacist-driven pain management consult service for patients with polysubstance abuse comorbities in an inner city, community teaching hospital.”  Presented December 4, 2007 at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 42nd Midyear Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Barbarello-Andrews L, Lee A, Barone JA.  “A unique critical care pharmacotherapy elective.”    Presented on July 10, 2006 at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Sailing Toward Our Future Success, San Diego, California.

Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association
Basic Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, American Heart Association