Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2013
  • BPharm, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2001
  • M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil 2005

Research and Scholarship

Recent Publications 

Oliveira IV, Freitas EL, Detoni KB, Ramalho-de Oliveira D. (2017). Use of patient’s medication,pp. 1-8.

Mendonça SAM, Freitas EL, Ramalho-de Oliveira D. (2017). Competencies for the provision of comprehensive medication management services in an experiential learning project. PLOS One, 12(9), e0185415.

Mendonça SAM, Meireles BL, Freitas EL, Ramalho-de Oliveira D. (2017). Pharmacy practice experiential programs in the context of clinical education. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(2), pp. 35-41. 

Recent Presentations

Mulligan, N., Anemaet, W., Christensen, T., Fete, M., Galloway, A., Jarrett, S., Freitas, E.L., Nash, J.D., Schwartz, C. Leading and learning through an interprofessional global health pathway. American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference. Columbus, OH.  October 13-15, 2017.

Shea L, Freitas EL, Calliham L, Rowe K. Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) and Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy: Assessing Current Community Pharmacy Practices. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 2017

McCollum, M., Haight, R. C., Feltman, C., Freitas, E., and Shea, L. Enhancing Metacognition among Student Pharmacists. Poster Presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN. 2017.

Shea L, Nash J, Nguyen T. A Review of Acupuncture to Create a Comprehensive Treatment Guideline for Managing Patients with Persistent Pain. Poster at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Dallas, TX. November 5, 2016.

Bouchard J*, Shea L, Fete M, Lourenco-Freitas E. Understanding public perception of dietary supplements. Poster presented at 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL. September 2016. 

Freitas EL, Ramalho-de Oliveira D. Learning to think critically in the healthcare field: the good, the bad, and the ugly. XII International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. May 2016.

Taylor A, Shea L, Freitas E. Examining Health Claims Provided on Dietary Supplement Packaging. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MA. Poster presentation.  March 2016.

Freitas, E.  Critical thinking, clinical practice, and pharmacy education: connecting the dots, 4th Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research.  Aracaju, Brazil.  Platform presentation.  July 2015.