meet our team
Our team works hard to make sure you have the resources you need to make your program thrive.
Michael Fischer, MD, MS
Dr. Fischer is a general internist, pharmacoepidemiologist, and health services researcher. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard and a clinically active primary care physician and educator at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. With extensive experience in designing and evaluating interventions to improve medication use, he has published numerous studies demonstrating potential gains from improved prescribing. Read more.
Bevin Kathleen Shagoury
Communications & Education Director
Bevin manages NaRCAD’s external communications and strategic partnerships, overseeing NaRCAD's Partner Network and focusing on forging new collaborations between clinical education programs. Bevin works to highlight national best practices in the field, support skills sharing across platforms, and amplify the impact of clinical outreach education.
Sarah Ball, PharmD
Sarah is Assistant Professor and Program Director for Academic Detailing in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcomes Sciences at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. She is core faculty for Health Systems Research & Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics at the University of South Carolina. Read more.
Zack Dumont, BSP, ACPR, MS
Zack is an clinical pharmacist with the RxFiles Academic Detailing Service in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been involved with the RxFiles since 2008, with experience in both academic detailing and content development of RxFiles’ evidence-based drug therapy comparison tools. Read more.
Amanda Kennedy, PharmD, BCPS
Amanda is the Director of the Vermont Academic Detailing Program at the Office of Primary Care, University of Vermont. She has delivered Academic Detailing sessions to over 700 participants since 2003. Amanda regularly serves as a facilitator for NaRCAD.
Loren Regier, BA, BSP
Loren is the Program Coordinator of the RxFiles Academic Detailing Service in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Loren has guided the development of this provincial academic detailing service since the first pilot project began in 1997. Loren is active as a member of the Canadian Academic Detailing Collaboration and provides training and consultation to various programs and initiatives. Read more.
Jerry Avorn, MD
Dr. Avorn is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Emeritus of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics (DoPE) at Brigham & Women's Hospital. A general internist, geriatrician, and drug epidemiologist, he pioneered the concept of academic detailing and is recognized internationally as a leading expert on this topic and on optimal medication use, particularly in the elderly. Read more.
Kristina manages NaRCAD trainings, oversees special projects to assess the impact of academic detailing, and creatively expands NaRCAD's reach by finding new ways to highlight our partners' work. She also works on various communications and engagement projects, finding creative ways to improve resource access for clinical educators and AD programs in NaRCAD's network. Read more.
Mary Liz Doyle Tadduni
PhD, MBA, MSN, RN
Dr. Doyle Tadduni is a training facilitator at NaRCAD, and an academic detailer with the Independent Drug Information Service of the Alosa Foundation. Mary Liz's background has included critical care and medical-surgical nursing, nursing administration, and hospital administration.
Melissa Jones, RN, MSN
Melissa has been a registered nurse for over 20 years with clinical experience in nephrology, cardiology, and developmental disabilities. Melissa has worked with several programs educating the public, including cardiac disease prevention for women, and caregivers for persons with disabilities. Read more.
Deborah Monaghan, MD
Deborah is a family medicine physician who joined the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in 2016 to build the department's first detailing program and provide clinical education outreach on HIV prevention, sexual health and opioid safety.
Brenda Schuster, BSP, ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP
Brenda Schuster is an academic detailer with the RxFiles Academic Detailing Service in Regina, SK, Canada. Brenda has been providing academic detailing services for the last 15 years and she combines this with her clinical practice at the Academic Family Medicine Unit. She is involved in teaching family medicine residents and works along side them to assist in their daily prescribing decisions. Read more.