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Laura E. Happe

Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2020. 

She is an editor, professor and author who specializes in using data to aid in decision making. Laura leads an online Master’s degree program with approximately 150 students and 50 graduates annually at the University of Florida, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. Laura is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy with a circulation of over 30,000 people.

Previously, Laura was the Chief Pharmacy Officer of Humana, where she was responsible for advancing the clinical pharmacy acumen and integrating pharmacy into the company’s integrated care delivery model. During her time at Humana, she also enhanced the company’s research program, contributing to more than 70 peer-reviewed published manuscripts. Laura earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University and is a licensed pharmacist in both Florida and Arizona. She also holds a Master’s of Public Health degree with an emphasis in epidemiology from the University of South Florida and is fellowship trained in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Laura’s first book, If You Give an Ox an Oxy, is an educational resource for parents to teach their adolescents about the hazards of opioid use.

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