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Dr. Happe is a pharmacist, researcher, and writer who uses data to help people make better health decisions. Her career has spanned across the health insurance, pharmaceutical industry, mail order pharmacy, consulting and university settings.
Laura is 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. She is a professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she directs the managed care pharmacy track within the graduate program. She also teaches population health at Wingate University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to her current roles, Laura was Chief Pharmacy Officer at Humana, where she led the company's response to combating the opioid epidemic and developed a research program.
Laura's first book, If You Give an Ox an Oxy, is a tool to help educate today's youth about the dangers of misusing opioids. She has been featured on Doctor Radio, WorkingMother.com, YourTeenMag.com, and SheKnows.com.
Laura routinely speaks to lay and health care audiences on a variety of topics, advises pharmaceutical companies about payer coverage, and writes for trade and business publications.