Photo of Earl Ettienne LPD, MBA, RPh

Earl Ettienne LPD, MBA, RPh

Dr. Ettienne is a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy and healthcare executive, researcher and educator. He holds a degree in Pharmacy from Howard University College of Pharmacy, a Residency Certificate in Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy from The Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University, Maryland and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, Boston where his doctoral work included using econometric analysis to make policy decisions at the country level.
He is an Assistant Professor in Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences at Howard University, serves on the University’s Institutional Review Board, is published, and currently developing innovative programs at the graduate level in pharmacy surrounding genomics, policy and regulatory affairs. Earl handled pharmacy operations and local government affairs in the Washington DC Metro Market for CVS Caremark, a Fortune 20 company with sales in excess of 75 billion dollars. He has proven expertise in operations management, regulatory compliance, government affairs, talent acquisition and management, strategy development and implementation, policy planning and implementation and research. Dr. Ettienne is a proven leader and has worked to craft, facilitate and implement many pieces of legislation at both the federal and local level. He testified before the United States Congress on the implementation of Medicare Part D representing the chain drug industry and testified before the DC City Council on technician licensing, pseudoephedrine diversion and vaccine administration by pharmacists. Furthermore, he worked with the DC Board of Pharmacy to write and implement new regulations governing pharmacy practice. He sat on the Economic Advisory Council for Washington DC, the Board of Visitors for Howard University, the Loyola University Executive Alumni Association, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for Washington DC and the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council Cultural Competency Workgroup.
He was recognized by and presented at the National Press Club for his efforts surrounding the implementation of the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Washington DC using public/private partnerships. He believes that health disparities should be a thing of the past and all citizens should have access to culturally competent care. In that vein he launched “The Health Solutions Center” at CVS Caremark in NE Washington DC. The role of the center was to deliver pharmaceutical care by providing specialized counseling and disease management within the confines of the neighborhood drugstore. The center also served as a resource where the local community could come and access the latest in training, information and clinical care. Dr. Ettienne is often tapped to address diverse groups and has been the keynote speaker at the Rho Chi National Honor Society as well as Loyola and Howard Universities. He addressed the Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2012 “The Affordable Care Act: A National Blueprint for Improving Minority Health - Fact or Fiction”. In addition he addressed the Maryland legislature in November 2012 covering “The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Global Health and Health Disparities: Pharmacogenomics, One Way Forward.”
Dr. Ettienne has taken his commitment to global health and health disparities to pursue international research in Ghana and Ethiopia. He has led groups of student research trainees in projects aimed at using pharmacogenomic testing to improve clinical decision support in comorbid depression and diabetes, asthma management, and in the use of traditional medicine. As a result of his work, he has participated in five poster presentations and two oral presentations, with two of the poster presentations garnering the awards “Best Overall Poster Presentation by Junior Faculty” and “First Place Poster Presentation.”
Earl is passionate about people, is a lifelong learner and has decided that health equity can be achieved using genomics. He firmly believes that combining his vast business and clinical expertise enhances the classroom experience and development of the next generation of practitioners.