Emily L. Knezevich, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Emily L. Knezevich, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Emily L. Knezevich, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Diabetes management

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Knezevich graduated with her Pharm.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 2005.  She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency specializing in Primary Care at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison, WI.  Upon completion, she returned to Omaha and took a split position working in ambulatory care pharmacy practice at the Omaha VA while precepting fourth year pharmacy students and teaching in an number of courses at Creighton.  In 2008, she moved practice sites to the Creighton Diabetes Program located in the Dundee neighborhood of Omaha.  Here, she gained extensive experience working with Diabetes and Endocrinology patients and providers and remains in this practice today.  At her practice, she provides medication therapy management to patients being seen at the clinic in collaboration with the medical team there.  Additionally, as the sole Certified Diabetes Educator at this ADA accredited DM education site, she is able to provide diabetes education in individual training sessions to patients there.  She also assists with day to day education services, insulin pump training and continuous glucose monitoring of patients seen by providers with the clinic.  She continues to have both APPE and IPPE students from Creighton University practicing and learning along side her and is the Co-IOR of the required Patient Assessment course within the pharmacy curriculum.  In addition to this teaching role, she is a guest instructor in many team taught courses throughout the curriculum.  

Education

  • Pharm.D. received from University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, 2001-2005; Undergraduate studies at Chadron State College, 1999-2001

Certifications

2013 American Pharmacists Association Certificate in Diabetes Care 2009 – Present Certified Diabetic Educator 2009 Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute Completion 2008 - Present Journey for Control U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map Educator 2008 – Present Certified Insulin Pump Trainer: Medtronic, Animas, Omnipod, Accuchek, T:slim 2007 – Present Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist 2006-present State of Nebraska Licensed Pharmacist #12593 2005 – Present Wisconsin Pharmacist License #14518-40 2003-Present Smoking Cessation Counselor University of Nebraska Medical Center 2003 – Present Adult and Pediatric Basic Life Support Provider American Heart Association 2003 University of Utah School on Drug Dependency and Alcoholism October 2002 – Present Adult Immunization Administrator University of Nebraska Medical Center Creighton University, APhA certified in 2006 July 2006 Certificate of Completion ASHP Certified Pharmacy Residency Program July 2006 Teaching Certificate University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Hawkins K, Isaacs J, Knezevich E, Knezevich J. (2012) Prescription Writing Principles. In MA Chisholm-Burns et al. (Eds) Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice., McGraw-Hill, 4th Ed., 2015
  • Skrabal M, Knezevich E. Endocrine System. In Jones (Ed). Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice, , Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Ed. , 2015
  • Spangler M, Knezevich E. Health and Medication History. In Jones (Ed). Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice. , Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Ed. , 2015
  • Knezevich E, Spangler M. Nutritional Assessment. In Jones (Ed). Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice., Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Ed. , 2015
  • Knezevich J, Knezevich E. The Male Patient. In Jones (Ed). Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice., Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Ed. , 2015
  • Dull R, Knezevich E. The Respiratory System. In Jones (Ed). Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice., Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015
  • Spangler, M. Knezevich E. General Assessment and Vital Signs. In Jones (Ed). Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice., Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Ed. , 2015
  • Haase J, Hawkins K, Isaacs J, Knezevich E, Knezevich J. (2012) Prescription Writing Principles. In MA Chisholm-Burns et al. (Eds) Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice,, McGraw-Hill, 3rd Ed. , 2013
  • Knezevich E, Campbell J, Hilleman D. Cost Effectiveness of Glycemic Control: Economic Considerations with Lifestyle Modification Versus Pharmacologic Therapy in Achieving Glycemic Targets in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In RR Watson et al. (Eds) Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, and Nutraceuticals., Springer Science+Business Media LLC, 2010

Articles

  • Winter A, Knezevich E, Lintner M. V-Go Insulin Delivery System vs. Multiple Daily Insulin Injections for Patients with Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. , Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 10, 2015
  • Knezevich E, Wu Y. Marijuana for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders. , US Pharmacist, 40(1), 24-28, 2015
  • Knezevich E, Kueser A. Use of Diabetes Medications in the Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease., On the Cutting Edge Diabetes, 36(4), 2015
  • Knezevich E, Knezevich J, Dinkins C, Jeon M. Glimepiride: efficacy and safety in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. , Journal of Symptoms and Signs, 4(1), 25-31, 2015
  • Spangler M, Knezevich E. Allergic Rhinitis. In: Murphy J, Lee M, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program Book 2. Special Populations. Lenexa, KS. , American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013
  • Knezevich E, Spangler M. Impact of Psychotropic Medications on Glycemic Control. , On the Cutting Edge Diabetes, 35(4), 2013
  • Knezevich, Emily, Crnic, Theresa, Kershaw, Scott, Drincic, Andjela Liraglutide-associated acute pancreatitis, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 69, 386-389, 2012
  • Knezevich, E. L., Viereck, L. K., Drincic, A. T. Medical management of adult transsexual persons, Pharmacotherapy, 32, 54-66, 2012
  • Pol, A, Gillespie, N, Knezevich, E, Haddad, Ann Ryan The effect of pharmacist intervention on diabetes screening promotion and education in a geriatric population., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 90 (1-7)., 2012
  • Knezevich E, Knezevich J, Spangler M. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and the Medical Management of Associated Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. , US Pharmacist, 36(6), 20-24, 2011

Presentations

  • Knezevich E, White N, Skrabal M. APhA’s The Pharmacist and Patients Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Course. Provided Continuing Education Program as part of Creighton’s Alumni reunion series. September 2015., 2015
  • Knezevich, E. NAPLEX Review: Diabetes. April 2015., 2015
  • Knezevich, E. Insulin Pump Management and Continuous Glucose Monitors. Invited to provide Ground Rounds Continuing Education for Endocrinology department at Creighton University Medical Center. April 2015., 2015
  • Knezevich, E. Antidiabetic Medication Review. Invited to provide Continuing Medical Education for Family Medicine Residents. February 2015., 2015
  • Knezevich, E. Novel Therapeutic Options for treating Diabetes. Midwest College of Clinical Pharmacy quarterly meeting. September 2014., 2014
  • Knezevich, E. Insulin Pump Management and Continuous Glucose Monitor. Invited to provide Ground Rounds Continuing Education for Endocrinology department at Creighton University Medical Center. August 2014., 2014
  • Knezevich, E. The Pharmacology of Bisphosphonates. Invited to provide Grand Rounds Continuing Education for Internal Medicine Department at Creighton University Medical Center. May 2014, 2014
  • Knezevich, E. NAPLEX Review: Diabetes. April 2014., 2014
  • Knezevich, E. New Antidiabetic Agents. Omaha Cosmopolitan Club. March 2014, 2014
  • Knezevich E, Paschal K, Blanchard S. Interprofessional Seminar Series: Diabetes, a Case Study. February 2014., 2014
  • Knezevich, E . iDiabetes Panel Member at Taking Control of your Diabetes conference, Omaha, NE. October, 2013., 2013
  • Knezevich, E. Late Breakers presentation of SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial at ACCP Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. October, 2013., 2013
  • Knezevich, E. Insulin Pump Management and Continuous Glucose Monitor. Invited to provide Ground Rounds Continuing Education for Endocrinology department at Creighton University Medical Center. August 2013., 2013
  • Knezevich E. Diabetes Medications: Practical Tips and Counseling Pearls. Invited to present to Ambulatory Care Nurse Coordinators for Alegent Creighton Health. June 2013., 2013
  • Knezevich, E. Diabetes Management Update. Invited to provide continuing education program to Alegent Creighton Employees, June 2013., 2013
  • Liu R, Jung E, Knezevich E. Interprofessional Community Based Diabetes Screenings as a Recruitment Medium for Patient Enrollment in Student Pharmacist Facilitated Diabetes Education. Student Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March, 2013., 2013
  • Knezevich, E. New Pharmacotherapeutic Options for the Management of Diabetes. Invited to provide continuing education program to Nebraska chapter of American College of Physicians. October 5, 2012., 2012
  • Knezevich, E. The Highs and Lows of Glucose Management in Type 2 Diabetes: A Focus on New Therapies. Invited to provide continuing education program to Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni, Faculty and Students. September 20, 2012., 2012
  • Kothapally J, Drincic A, Knezevich E. The Efficacy of Oral Versus Injectable Estradiol in Male to Female Transgender Patients. Poster Presentation at the AACE Meeting and Clinical Congress, April 14, 2011., 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Awards and Honors

  • Educator of the Year, Rho Chi, 2013
  • Fr. Schlegel Diversity Award, OISSE Core Faculty , 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Faculty Development Committee, 2011