Abimbola Farinde brings over 10 years of extensive experience in pharmacology at both state- and privately-run organizations to the OPEN MINDS team. Throughout her career, Dr. Farinde has gained experience in multiple levels of pharmacology from course instruction to clinical pharmacy services, giving her a unique understanding of both the most important information to learn and teach and its field applications. Her areas of expertise include Clinical writing, curriculum and content development, clinical psychology and pharmacology, outpatient medication, clinic management and program development, outcome measures and utilization review.
Dr. Farinde currently serves as a per-diem Pharmacist for Cornerstone Hospital in Houston and Webster, Texas, in which she engages in medication verification, management, therapeutic drug monitoring, and formulary selection of medications. She also serves as an online Professor at both Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she serves as a dissertation mentor and committee member for graduate students in the School of Public Health, and Columbia Southern University’s College of Business in Orange Beach, Alabama, where Dr. Farinde instructs undergraduate and graduate students in pharmacology, pathophysiology, healthcare management, medical linguistics, anatomy, healthcare law, and mental health.
Prior to joining Cornerstone, Capella, and Columbia, Dr. Farinde served as a Clinical Pharmacist III at Lufkin State Supported Living Center in Lufkin, Texas. In this role, Dr. Farinde provided medication therapy management and disease state management recommendations through the completion of quarterly Drug Utilization Evaluation and Drug Utilization Reviews (DUE/DUR). Monitoring and creating trends for all adverse drug reactions (ADR) and reporting them to the DADS/DSHS Executive Formulary Committee and FDA were also key responsibilities.
Before Lufkin, Dr. Farinde served as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. In this position, Dr. Farinde served in a traumatic brain injury clinic as the first pharmacist to provide clinical pharmacy services, rendered effectual support to the ten percent improvement regarding medication compliance among active-duty soldiers in the brain trauma clinic and produced outpatient medication and disease state management.
Dr. Farinde received her Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis, and her Master of business administration from Ashworth College in Norcross. Dr.Farinde earned a Master of Psychology from Walden University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Southern University. Additionally, she is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Professional Registered Pharmacist, Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, and holds an IV certification for pharmacists and a certification in Diabetes Care and Osteoporosis Care.