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Emily P Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASCP

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

Location:  Smith Building, Room 338
Phone: (804) 628-5059

I am a pharmacist, educator, and researcher with formal training in geriatrics and a growing interest in global health. My teaching, research, and clinical interests in the US and abroad include urinary incontinence, Parkinson Disease, and medication-related problems. I am also interested in the impact of transgenerational engagement on attitudes toward aging. On the clinical side, I precept students and residents on the Geriatric Consult Service at VCU Health, and I travel annually to Peru to work as part of an interprofessional team providing specialty care in underserved communities.

Mailing Address

School of Pharmacy
Dept of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

410 N 12th Street
P.O. Box 980533
Richmond, VA 23298-0533
Fax: (804) 828-0343

Area of Focus

  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontology
  • Global Health


  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy (Butler University, 2008)
  • M.S., Clinical Research (University of Pittsburgh, 2012)

Post-Graduate Training

  • PGY-1 Residency - Pharmacy (Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 2009)
  • PGY-2 Residency - Geriatric Pharmacy (Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 2010)
  • Fellowship - Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Research (University of Pittsburgh, 2012)

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

  • (2012 - Present) Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy


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  • Books/Book Chapters
    • Marcum ZA, Peron EP, Hanlon JT. Medication use in older adults. In: Newman AB, Cauley JA (editors). The Epidemiology of Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 2012:317-27.
    • Slattum PW, Peron EP, Hill AM. Alzheimer’s Disease. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Ninth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. 2014:817-33.
    • Peron EP, Ogbonna KC. Medication Reviews in Older Adults. In: Stegemann S, ed. Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society: From Concept to Prescribing. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series. Switzerland: Springer; 2016.
    • Slattum PW, Ogbonna KC, Peron EP. The Pharmacology of Aging. In: Fillit H, Rockwood K, Young J (editors). Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Eighth Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Inc; 2017.
    • Peron EP, Slattum PW, Powers KE, Hobgood SE. Alzheimer Disease. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey L (editors). Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Tenth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2017.