The 2022 Sebok Pharmacy Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA. Dr. Leal is the 166th president of American Pharmacists Association and vice president of collaborative innovation and clinical strategy for Aetna, a CVS Health Company. Dr. Leal has had diverse experience as a pharmacist, medical director, public health clinician and as a board member for various groups including the National Center for Farmworker Health.
Two themes that govern Dr. Leal’s professional life are a passion to eliminate barriers to care, and to improve access and outcomes for patients. She has led efforts on both local and national levels to integrate pharmacy, public health, and advocacy to improve the healthcare system and to reduce health inequity. Dr. Leal has published and presented her work in numerous national and international publications and venues. She has been recognized as the Good Government Pharmacist of the Year by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for her advocacy work on pharmacist provider status, and she is a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Award from the APhA Foundation for her progressive practice innovations and received the ASHP Best Practice Award for her leading practice in diabetes management. Dr. Leal received her PharmD from the University of Colorado and her MPH in Public Health Practice from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Leal completed her residency at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and a Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services.