Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP

About Dr. Whittaker:

Chanel Whittaker, PharmD, BCPSDr. Chanel Whittaker received her Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Rutgers University. She completed a managed care pharmacy practice residency with Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States, and a primary care specialty residency at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, focused in the area of chronic disease state management. Dr. Whittaker is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and certified geriatric pharmacist (CGP). She currently serves as residency program director for the PGY2 – Geriatrics Residency Program. Her practice and teaching specialties include geriatric pharmacotherapy and chronic kidney disease. She has practiced in a number of ambulatory and community settings providing services to older adults in the Baltimore area. Her current practice sites include the Geriatric Education and Medication Management (GEM) Clinic and the ambulatory┬ánephrology clinic at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs and in Baltimore, Maryland.


Dr. Whittaker’s research interests include health literacy, health communication, interprofessional education and improving medication related outcomes in diverse older adults. She completed an interprofessional faculty development program in ethnogeriatrics with the Stanford Geriatric Education Center to develop educational programs to equip health care professionals to address the health care needs of culturally diverse older adults. She is currently conducting research in the community to evaluate knowledge of medication safety and poison prevention in culturally diverse older adults with low health literacy. For additional information about this and other projects, please contact Dr. Whittaker.

Contact Information:

Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP
Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research
Pharmacy Hall, 4th Floor