About Laura E Happe
Laura E. Happe, Pharm.D., M.P.H., is an editor, professor and author who specializes in using data to aid in decision making. Laura leads the online master’s degree program at the University of Florida, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. The program was established in 2006 and graduates 50 students annually. Laura is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy with a circulation of over 30,000 people. Laura also serves on the Board of Directors of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, a managed Medicaid plan in North Carolina.
Previously, Laura was the Chief Pharmacy Officer of Humana, where she was responsible for advancing the clinical pharmacy acumen and integrating pharmacy into the company’s integrated care delivery model. During her time at Humana, she also enhanced the company’s research program, contributing to more than 70 peer-reviewed published manuscripts. She has more than 10 years of consulting experience with notable clients including GlaxoSmithKline, BMS, and Novartis.
Laura earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University and is a licensed pharmacist in both Florida and Arizona. She also holds a Master’s of Public Health degree with an emphasis in epidemiology from the University of South Florida and is fellowship trained in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Laura’s first book, If You Give an Ox an Oxy, is an educational resource for parents to teach their adolescents about the hazards of opioid use.