Brenda S. Bray, BPharm, MPH
Clinical Research Supervisor
Brenda S. Bray, BPharm, MPH is a pharmacist faculty member on the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine Assessment and Evaluation Team. Prior to transitioning to the College of Medicine, Ms. Bray was involved in assessment of student learning and program evaluation at WSU College of Pharmacy for 10 years. In her role there, she led a team of faculty to design and implement an Honors/Satisfactory/ Fail (H/S/F) Student Learning Assessment Model.
A focus of Ms. Bray’s teaching and research at Washington State University (WSU) has been designing, implementing and evaluating curricula that provide health science students opportunities to learn about and collaborate with interprofessional (IP) teams of students. Her experiences as a pharmacist working on a variety of health care teams and seeing how patient care is optimized because of team collaboration fuels her passion for interprofessional education (IPE).
Since 2013, Ms. Bray has been a co-investigator on a variety of interprofessional education grants including the following: HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program (OGRD# 135709-002) Rethinking Education on Substance use through inter-Professional Education and Rural Community Training (RESPECT) which aims to educate health professions students and rural primary care practices in WA state about team-based care of patients with chronic pain and/or opioid use disorder; Washington State Department of Health. Interprofessional Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Addiction Curriculum Development which led to the development of a student curriculum. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)grant that was used at our institution to train IP teams of health professions students about alcohol use screening; HHS grant – Using Interprofessional Education (IPE) to Improve Care for Patients with MCC Initiative – that studied the impact of IP education on student learners from nursing, pharmacy, medicine, social work and nutrition. Her primary roles on the grants have included curriculum development, student learning assessment and program evaluation.
Other curricular and scholarly interest areas for Ms. Bray include: simulation-based teaching methodologies using high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients; student learning assessment and evaluation of competency-based and active learning curriculum models; and emergency preparedness.
- Bachelor of Pharmacy, Washington State University (WSU), Cum Laude
- ASHP accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency, Group Health Cooperative, Central Hospital Pharmacy, Seattle, WA
- Master of Public Health, University of Washington
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Assessment Special 2019 Interest Group, 2019 Collaborative Publication Award. Lee KC, Rudolph MJ, Assemi M, Bray BS, Daugherty KK, Karpen SC, Maerten-Rivera JL, Pavuluri N, Sease JM, Vellurattil RP, Weck MA. Factors associated with cultures of assessment at US Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2019 11(2); 129-138.
- WSU College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year from second year PharmD Students 2017
- WSU Spokane Advisor of the Year Award 2010
- WSU Spokane Student Choice Faculty Award Nominee for Excellence in Teaching 2010
- National Association of Chain Drug Stores Student Advocacy Award Faculty Advisor 2010
Past Academic Positions
- Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Director, Interprofessional Education, WSU College of Pharmacy
- Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation WSU Department of Pharmacotherapy
- Kobayashi R, Schwartz CR, Willson MN, Clauser JM, Mann, DP, Purath J, Davis A, Hahn PL, DePriest DM, Tuell EJ, Odom-Maryon TL, Bray BS, Richardson BA. Interprofessional Student Training Program: An Evaluation of Teaching Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Journal of Social Work Practice in Addictions. 2019. 19; 1-21.
- Lee KC, Rudolph MJ, Assemi M, Bray BS, Daugherty KK, Karpen SC, Maerten-Rivera JL, Pavuluri N, Sease JM, Vellurattil RP, Weck MA. Factors associated with cultures of assessment at US Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2019 11(2); 129-138. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877129718300558
- Remsberg CM, Bray BS, Wright SK, Ashmore J, Kabasenche W, Wang S, Lazarus P, Daoud SS. Design, implementation and assessment approaches within a pharmacogenomics course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. February 2017
- Bray BS, Remsberg CM, Robinson JD, Wright SK, Muller SJ, MacLean LG, Pollack GM. Implementation and preliminary evaluation of an Honours-Satisfactory-Fail competency-based assessment model in a Doctor of Pharmacy programme. Pharmacy Education. 2017 17(1); 125 -135.
- Ward LD, Bray BS, Odom-Maryon TL, Richardson B, Purath J, Woodard LJ, Kobayashi R, Beary, J, Willson MN, Clauser, JM, Fitzgerald, C. Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Longitudinal Interprofessional Education Project. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 3 (2016) 35-41.
- Robinson JD, Bray BS, Willson M, Weeks DL. Using Human Patient Simulation to Prepare Student Pharmacists to Manage Medical Emergencies in an Ambulatory Setting. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011;75(1) Article 3.
- Bray BS, Terriff CM. Recognizing and Treating Cyanide Exposure. Simulation in Healthcare. 2010:5(6); 350-54.
- Woodard LJ, Bray BS, Williams D, Terriff, C. Call to action: Integrating student pharmacists, faculty and pharmacy practitioners into emergency preparedness and response. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2010;50:158-164.