Joanne Peart, Ph.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics
  •   Off-Site
  • School of Pharmacy - Dept of Pharmaceutics
    410 N 12th Street
    P.O. Box 980533
    Richmond, VA 23298-0533

Education

  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Bath, 1996)
  • M.R.Pharm.S., Pharmacy (Registered Pharmacist in United Kingdom, 1992)
  • B.Pharm., Pharmacy (University of Bath, 1991)

Professional Experience

  • (2006 - Present) Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • (1998 - 2006) Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • (1996 - 1997) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional and Scholarly Interests

  • Aerosol electrostatics
  • Formulation, characterization and in vitro testing aspects of powder aerosols and metered dose inhalers (MDIs)

Research Interests

  • Aerosol electrostatics is an important, but under-investigated feature of pharmaceutical aerosols, although the various processes of aerosolization are known to induce static charges by triboelectrification on individual aerosol particles or droplets. Electrostatics is associated with formulation, regional lung deposition and in vitro testing aspects of powder aerosols, and recently, there has been compelling empirical evidence in the pharmaceutical aerosol literature to show the importance of static charge on the plastic aerosol spacer devices used with metered dose inhalers (MDIs). Recent investigations have addressed the role of packaging components on aerosol electrostatics

Publications

Books/Book Chapters

  • Dalby RN, Byron PR, Peart J, Suman JD, Farr SJ and Young PM, Editors: Proceedings of Respiratory Drug Delivery 2010, Davis Healthcare International, River Grove, IL: 2010, Book 1, ISBN # 1-933722-41-X, Book 2, ISBN # 1-933722-42-8, Book 3, ISBN # 1-933722-43-6
  • Dalby RN, Byron PR, Peart J, Suman JD and Young, PM: Editors, Proceedings of RDD Europe 2009, Davis Healthcare International Publishing, IL 2009. Volume I ISBN # 1-933722-30-4; Volume II ISBN # 1-933722-31-2.
  • Newman S, Anderson P, Byron PR, Dalby R and Peart J: Respiratory Drug Delivery: Essential Theory and Practice, Richmond USA: RDD Online / Virginia Commonwealth University. ISBN # 1-933722-26-6, 2009.
  • Newman SP and Peart J: “Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers”. In: Respiratory Drug Delivery: Essential Theory and Practice, Newman S, Anderson P, Byron P, Dalby R and Peart J, Richmond USA: RDD Online / Virginia Commonwealth University, 177-216, 2009.
  • Newman SP and Peart J: “Dry Powder Inhalers”. In: Respiratory Drug Delivery: Essential Theory and Practice, Newman S, Anderson, P, Byron P, Dalby R and Peart J, Richmond USA: RDD Online / Virginia Commonwealth University, 257-308, 2009.

Patents

  • U.S. Patent. "Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC) solution metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) and methods of use" J. Peart, P.R. Byron, A. H. Lichtman, B.R. Martin. US Patent# 6,713,048 issued March 30 2004
  • U.S. Patent. "Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC) solution metered dose inhaler" J. Peart, P.R. Byron, A. H. Lichtman, B.R. Martin. US Patent# 6,509,005 issued January 21, 2003; AU # 764119, issued November 2003.

Recent Publications

  • Vinchurkar S, Longest PW and Peart J: “CFD Simulations of the Andersen Cascade Impactor: Model Development and Effects of Aerosol Charge”, Journal of Aerosol Science 40(9): 807-822, 2009.
  • Kotian R, Peart J, Bryner J and Byron PR: “Calibration of the Modified Electrical Low Pressure Impactor (ELPI) for use with Pressurized Pharmaceutical Aerosols”, Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 22(1): 55-65, 2009.