Faculty and Staff Biography

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Alicia Forinash

Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Division of Specialty Care Pharmacy


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Completed a Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency from Family Medicine of St. Louis and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy


Women's health, including obstetrics, medication usage during pregnancy and lactation, managing chronic medical conditions during pregnancy, gynecology, lactation, contraception, osteoporosis, postmenopausal hormones, and infertility. Practices at the SSM St Mary's Maternal-Fetal Care and Women and Infant Substance abuse Help (WISH) Centers with a practice specialty of maternal-fetal medicine.

Current Research

Impact of pharmacist education on asthma control and inhaler technique in obstetric patients, Impact of texting for Smoking cessation for obstetric patients, Improving vaccination rates in the Ob/Gyn population

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Women's Health Topics in the integrated pharmacotherapy course series

Vita Highlights

Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care

2013 St Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni for Community Service

2014 Residency Preceptor of the Year

2016 Innovative Practice Award from the Missouri Pharmacy Association

2017 Vital Contributions Award from ACCP Women's Health PRN

Member of the Editorial Board for Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Women's Health Section Chair

Highlighted publications include

-Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Towers CV, Forinash AB. Drug use in Pregnancy and Lactation, 11th Edition

-Impact of clinical pharmacy on asthma in pregnancy in a maternal-fetal care clinic. J Pharm Technol epub 31 Aug 2016.

-Impact of cinical pharmacy services in an obstetrics and gynecology teaching clinic. J Pharm Technol epub 12 July 2016.

-Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program chapters on Chronic Diseases in Pregnancy (2013) and Osteoporosis (2013),

-Effects of nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44:1817-21.

-The use of galactogogues in the breastfeeding mother. Ann Pharmacother 2012;46:1392-404.


I love to do activities with my family, play golf, and cook.