Emily P Peron, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, FCCP
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science
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  •   Smith Building, Room 338
  • School of Pharmacy
    Dept of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

    410 N 12th Street
    Box 980533
    Richmond, VA 23298-0533
  •  (804) 628-5059
    (804) 828-0343
I am a pharmacist, educator, and researcher with formal training in geriatrics and extensive experience in global public health. My clinical, teaching, and research interests include Parkinson disease, urinary incontinence, and medication-related problems. Outside the School of Pharmacy, I work with an interprofessional team of faculty and students to provide care coordination and wellness services for community-dwelling older adults through the Richmond Health and Wellness Program (https://nursing.vcu.edu/community-engagement/rhwp/); I work with the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care (https://ipe.vcu.edu/) on interprofessional teaching endeavors related to geriatrics and global public health; I collaborate with faculty from the Department of Gerontology (https://gerontology.chp.vcu.edu/) to supervise students enrolled in the PharmD/Certificate of Aging Studies Combined Degree Program; and I am enrolled in the College of Health Professions PhD Program in Health Related Sciences with a Concentration in Gerontology (https://phd.chp.vcu.edu/).

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)

Professional Experience

  • (2012 - 2018) Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • (2018 - Present) Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University


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Books/Book Chapters

  • Peron EP, Zimmerman KM. Polypharmacy. In: Dong BJ, Elliott DP (editors). Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program: Book 3, Nephrology/Geriatrics II. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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 24. Basel, Switzerland: Springer; 2016.
  • Slattum PW, Peron EP, Hill AM. Alzheimer’s Disease. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey L (editors). Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Ninth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014.
  • Marcum ZA, Peron EP, Hanlon JT. Medication use in older adults. In: Newman AB, Cauley JA (editors). The Epidemiology of Aging. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company; 2012.