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Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor

Danielle Candelario is an Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS).  After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Dr. Candelario completed a PGY-1 residency in community practice at The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P Pharmacy) in conjunction with The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.

Prior to her academic appointment at RFUMS, Dr. Candelario partook in the creation and development of an innovative interprofessional transitional care unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Dr. Candelario helped develop, implement and manage the transitional care service where she facilitated patient discharge through resolution in care gaps.  Dr. Candelario participated in daily clinical activities and was also responsible for Performance Improvement and publication of best practices in transitional care.

Previously, Dr. Candelario served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As faculty, she was actively engaged in teaching, service and practice. She coordinated and lectured several didactic courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy program courses incorporating new and innovative teaching methods to enhance student learning, foster student engagement, and retention.  Additionally, Dr. Candelario’s faculty appointment included clinical practice at The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) where she served as the Internal Medicine/Anticoagulation Clinical Specialist.

Dr. Candelario has experience teaching pharmacotherapy and Self-Care as well as maintaining a strong teaching presence, precepting pharmacy students and residents for several years. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and an active member of the state chapter of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). 

Dr. Candelario’s research has involved The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Centralized Discharge Unit on Reducing Admissions, Optimizing Inpatient Pharmacotherapy Using a Streamlined Clinical Policy, Use of an Interactive Home Product Display Activity to Facilitate Active Learning, and Completeness and Accuracy of Wikipedia for Patient Medication Education.







Volino LR, Candelario DM, Bridgeman MB. Development and Implementation of an Advising Program's Meet-and-Greet Session. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;79(10):Article 150.

Mansukhani RP, Bridgeman MB, Candelario DM, Eckert LJ. Exploring Transitional Care: Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Provider Communication and Reducing Readmission. P T. 2015;40(10):690-4.

McCarthy CE, Candelario DM, Liu MT. Anxiety-Inducing Dietary Supplements: A Review of Herbs and Other Supplements with Anxiogenic Properties. Pharmacology & Pharmacy. 2014;5: 966-81.

Bridgeman MB, Candelario D, Mansukhani RP. Use of an interactive home product display activity to facilitate active learning in a nonprescription medicines course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014;6:69-75.

Andrews LB, Candelario DM, Jensen S. Optimizing inpatient pharmacotherapy using a single clinical policy streamlining pharmacy protocols. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. April 2015;22(4).



Candelario DM, Mclaughlin F, Henn J, Ciufo D. The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Centralized Discharge Unit on Reducing Readmission & Improving Transitional Care. ANCC National Magnet Conference Podium Presentation. October 2016.

Lee SH, Chaudry S, Mclaughlin F, Kooker P, Candelario DM Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and the effect of a transitional care program on 30-day readmission rates. American Society of Health System Pharmacists Poster Presentation. December 2015.

Vazquez V, Jackson W, Reilly TR, Candelario DM. Patient Medication Education using Wikipedia (Med-WIKI Trial). International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care. London. April 2015.