Sally (Yeo Jung) Lee

Population Health Clinical Pharmacist

 

The Population Health Clinical Pharmacist at St. Vincent’s Health Partners (SVHP) is responsible for the design, implementation, and execution of the pharmacy programmatic components within SVHP. As a member of SVHP’s Transformation Team, Sally collaborates with the team and network partners to improve pharmacy quality measures, such as medication adherence and generic prescribing, in value-based contracts. In addition to providing pharmacy-related education for the network and team, Sally also provides actionable feedback and recommendations to prescribers on cost-saving opportunities, prescribing best practices, and pharmacy trends. Other roles of the pharmacist include working with the Medical Management Team to support the Meds2Beds programs in the post-acute settings and working with the Health Informatics Team to analyze pharmacy claims data for population health trends and insights.

Sally graduated and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from St. John’s University in Queens, NY in 2016. She completed her postgraduate residency training in 2017 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT as a Community Pharmacy Resident.

Sally’s passion lies in providing quality patient care services in the transitions of care and primary care settings. Since 2011, Sally has worked in various community pharmacy settings, ranging from traditional “mom and pop” retail pharmacies to URAC-accredited specialty pharmacies. Through her residency, she gained experience and exposure to various care settings, including the inpatient and emergency units at SVMC, the CHF clinic, the outpatient pharmacy, local physician offices, and the charitable pharmacy (Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport). In addition, one of her rotation experiences was in Population Health, in which Sally first began her journey with SVHP.

During her residency, Sally focused on improving transitions of care amongst all settings, ranging from home to ED, to discharge to home or clinic. This was achieved through medication reconciliation, medication therapy management (MTM), collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM), and teaching. Her main research project focused on reducing readmissions via pharmacist interventions at discharge, specifically with the discharge prescription delivery service, Meds to Bed. Sally has presented her research poster at various conferences, one of which she was awarded 2nd place at the 13th Annual SVMC Science Symposium. Moreover, as part of her Teaching Certificate program with the University of Connecticut, Sally participated in co-precepting pharmacy interns and co-taught several certified pharmacy technician classes at St. Vincent’s College. She has also presented several live presentations and national webinars with the American College of Cardiology, Ascension, and UConn regarding Meds to Bed and pharmacists’ roles in Population Health.

Currently, Sally continues to precept pharmacy residents and students at SVHP as a primary preceptor and active adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut.