| 2015 | BCACP
| 2009 | BCPS
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor | 2008 | Pharm.D.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor | 2004 | B.S.
Downers Grove, IL
Dr. Schumacher is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus and a Clinical Pharmacist at Advocate Medical Group Southeast Center in Chicago, Illinois. She currently works in a primary care clinic to provide comprehensive medication management for a variety of internal medicine disease states, including but not limited to, heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Michigan, Dr. Schumacher completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as the Chair on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, is a past Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Endocrine and Metabolism Practice Research Network (PRN) and the ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN.
Downers Grove, IL
College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove Campus
College of Pharmacy Downers Grove Campus (CPDG):
Currently conducting research on sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors and adverse event identification and mitigation, continuous glucose monitoring in primary care, and on clinical outcomes related to the management of patients with diabetes and heart failure.
Hass C, Kliethermes M, Armistead L, Beavers C, Schumacher C, Smith L, Armistead J, Emmons R, Darakjian L, Edwards K, Barr M. Comprehensive Medication Management – Review and Recommendations for Quality Measures. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1767
Bookstaver B, Bodan S, Chamberlin K, Hake K, Hong L, Kabbani R, McCormick A, Morris J, Schumacher C, Thompkins A, Tschumper E, Weaver A, White S, Hemstreet B. Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Equivalency – 2023. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1756
Schumacher C. Severe hypotension with concomitant sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitor and angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor therapy in a patient with heart failure reduced ejection fraction: a case report. [published online ahead of print, 2022 Nov 28]. J Pharm Pract. 2022;8971900221142686.
Hess R, Schumacher C, Whitley H, et al. Diabetes Technology: A Primer Highlighting the Role of the Pharmacist. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2022;5:1307-1323.
Van Dril E, Allison M, Schumacher C. Deprescribing in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Recommendations for safe and effective initiation of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in patients on insulin therapy. Am Heart J Plus. 2022;17:100163.
Schumacher C, Van Dril E, Kliethermes MA. Cultivating Best Practices in Care Transitions through Comprehensive Medication Management. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2022;62(1):35-37.
Schumacher C. A Misdiagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Improve Patient-Centered Care. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2022;62(1):281-284.
Nimer S, Schumacher C, Bolch C. Describing the Application and Barriers of Pharmacist-Led Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in an Ambulatory Care Setting. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021;4:1554-1563.
Misher A, Rosselli J, Schumacher C, See M. The Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in Caring for Diabetes Complications and Common Comorbid Conditions. ADCES in Practice. 2021;9(3):30-52.
Van Dril E, Schumacher C. Considerations for best practices related to sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors and serum potassium levels. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021;78(15):1367-1368.
Wesling M, Schumacher C, Liu J, Kliethermes MA, Borchert J. Postgraduate Year Two Ambulatory Care Residency Program Evaluation with the Tool for Assessing Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Practice. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021;4:723-729.
Sobeski LM, Schumacher CA, Alvarez NA, et al. Medication Access: Policy and Practice Opportunities for Pharmacists. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021;4:113-125.
Benjamin T, Schumacher C. Characterization of Risk Factors for Genitourinary Infections with Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors. Pharmacotherapy. 2020;40(10):1002-1011.
Schumacher C, Van Dril E, Shealy K, Goldman J. Optimizing management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in patients with heart failure. Clinical Diabetes. 2021;39(1):105-116.
Schumacher C, Collier I, Isaacs D, Klinkebiel D. Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Improve Glycemic Control: A Clinician’s Guide. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3(7):1333-1343.
Schumacher C. “Advocate Medical Group.” In: Wettergreen S (ed). Successful Integration of Pharmacists in Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Home Models: Case Studies. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2020:7-11. Available at: https://www.pharmacist.com/sites/default/files/APhA%20Medical%20Home%20ACO%20Report%200320_6.pdf
Van Dril E, Schumacher C, Kliethermes MA, Borchert J, Buros Stein A. Workload Evaluation of Clinical Pharmacists in the Ambulatory Care Setting (WORK-AC). J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3(6):1015-1027.
Schumacher C. “Progressive Renal Disease.” In: Schwinghammer TL et al, (eds). Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2020;157-159.
Van Dril E, Wesling M, Dela Pena L, Schumacher C. Advocating for the Pharmacy Profession Through Involvement in a Type 1 Diabetes Day Camp as a Pharmacy Residency Learning Experience. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2020;60(3):439-442.
Stranges PM, Jackevicius CA, Anderson SL, Bondi D, Danelich I, Englin E, Hansen M, Nys C, Patel R, Phan H, Philbrick AM, Rager M, Schumacher C, Smithgall S. Role of Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Support Personnel in Transitions of Care. ACCP White Paper. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3:532–545.
Benjamin T, Schumacher C. Letter to the Editor. Characterization of Risk Factors for Genitourinary Infections with Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors. Ann Intern Med. 2019; 171(12):944.
Schumacher C, Van Dril E. "Planning and Steps to Building the Ambulatory Patient Care Practice Model." Chapter 2 in Kliethermes MA, Brown TR (eds). Building a Successful Ambulatory Care Practice: Advancing Patient Care, 2nd Edition. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2019.
Van Dril E, Schumacher C. Impact of Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring by Clinical Pharmacists in an Ambulatory Care Setting. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2019;2:638-644.
Schumacher C, Van Dril E. "Clinical Pharmacist's Role in Heart Failure Management and the Expansion of Clinical Pharmacist Services in Health Care Reform." In: Castelli G (ed). ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacist's Survival Guide. 4th ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2019:125-137.
Bradley K, Schumacher C, Kliethermes MA, Borchert J, Anderson D. Tool for Assessing Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Practice (TAAPP): A Validity and Reliability Study. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75(23):1890-1901.
Schumacher C, Moaddab G, Colbert M, Kliethermes MA. The Effect of Clinical Pharmacists on Readmission Rates of Heart Failure Patients in the Accountable Care Environment. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018;24(8):795-799.
Burke K, Schumacher C, Harpe, S. SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Systematic Review of Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Related Risk Factors in the Primary Literature. Pharmacotherapy. 2017;37:187-194.
Schumacher C, Fischl A. Transitional Care. In: Cornell S, Halstenson C, Miller (ed). The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals. 4th ed. Chicago, IL: American Association of Diabetes Educators; 2017:321-340.
Phillips J, Schumacher C, Arif S. Measuring Time Spent, Workload and Student and Faculty Perceptions When Implementing a Blended Learning Environment in a College of Pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(6)102.
Schumacher C, Glosner S. Assessment of the Pain Experience and Impact of Care among Patients with Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014;54:475-479.
Schumacher C. Pharmacist Involvement in a Patient-Centered Medical Home. PPMI Case Study. Available at: http://www.ashpmedia.org/pai/docs/casestudy-Midwestern.pdf
Get The Medications Right (GTMRx)
Practice and Care Delivery Transformation Workgroup
Best Practices and Innovations Subgroup
Evidence-Based Resources Subgroup
Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Chair, 2022 - 2023
Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)
Measure Development Team (MDT) 16, 2019
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES)
Professional Practice Committee, 2020 – Present
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)
Ambulatory Care Network Committee, 2016 – Present
New Practitioners Network Committee, 2009 – 2014
Marketing Committee, 2009 – 2014
Social Media Task Force, 2009 – 2014
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network, Chair 2021-2022
Endocrine and Metabolism Practice and Research Network, Chair 2017-2018
Cardiology Practice and Research Network
ACCP Member Relations Committee, Chair, 2020 – 2021, 2022 - 2023
ACCP Task Force on Medication Access, Vice Chair, 2019-2020
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Clinical Practice Advancement, 2017 – Present
Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Medication Therapy Management in the Community, 2014 – 2017
Van Dril E, Schumacher C, Kliethermes MA, Borchert JS, Buros Stein A. Workload Evaluation of Clinical Pharmacists in the Ambulatory Care Setting (WORK-AC). Awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Grant of $4000 from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Research Stimulation Program.
Carter BL, Coffey C. MEDication Focused Outpatient Care for Underutilization of Secondary Prevention. Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: R1HL116259 (Subaward budget: $67,973). Site Principal Investigator Advocate Medical Group – Southeast. Budget to Midwestern University.
Mirk S, Arif S, Master H, Phillips J, Rockey N, Schumacher C. Blended Learning Environment: Quantifying Online Contact Hours and Impact on Faculty Workload. Awarded a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant of $2,500 from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Center for Teaching and Excellence.
Carter BL, James PA, Ardery G, Weber C, Van der Weg M, Chrischilles E, Vaughn TA. Collaborative Model to Improve Blood Pressure Control and Minimize Racial Disparities. Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: HL091841-01A1 (Subaward budget: $35,389). Site Principal Investigator Advocate Medical Group – Southeast. Budget to Midwestern University.
Schumacher C, Kliethermes M, Fried E. Outcomes of a Pharmacist’s Contribution to a Patient-Centered Medical Home Model. Awarded a grant of $4,000 from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Research Stimulation Program.
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Diabetes Education Specialist of the Year
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Diabetes Education Specialist of the Year from the Illinois Coordinating Body of ADCES
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award
Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist (BCCP)
Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists Shining Star Award 2018
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy New Preceptor Excellence Award, 2012 and 2014
Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL