Brianne Bakken

Brianne Bakken

, '15 PharmD, '17 R, '17 MHA

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Brianne Bakken is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


In her role at MCW, she teaches an assortment of classes related to experiential education, healthcare systems, patient safety, residency preparation, management and leadership. She is passionate about educating and developing pharmacists of the future that are ready to tackle problems facing the healthcare industry with innovative, entrepreneurial and clinical approaches that will ultimately improve patient care. While at MCW, Bakken has also focused her attention on preceptor development and was instrumental in the creation of the MCW Teaching Certificate Program, which provides education and training for pharmacists, residents and preceptors.


Bakken has been an active member of several professional associations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW).  Her professional interests include pharmacy practice model innovation, residency training, technology and automation, LEAN process improvement, leadership development, health policy and advocacy, and interprofessional education.


Bakken grew up in Humboldt, Iowa and received her PharmD from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed a PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). During her residency, Dr. Bakken received her Masters of Health Administration (MHA) degree from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and served as Preceptor and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.