Associate Pharmacy Director- Advanced Practice Services
El Rio Health
Marisa Rowen, PharmD, CDE has been with El Rio Community Health Center for 15 years. Ten of those years were on the Pascua Yaqui reservation, working in an El Rio satellite clinic, providing intensive pharmacist based diabetes management in a collaborative practice model with prescriptive authority. Most recently, she has served in the capacity of Associate Pharmacy Director of Advanced Practice Services. Marisa received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico where there was a strong emphasis on rural health initiatives and integration of the pharmacist into the health care team. Her residency training at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System provided an experience that strengthened her desire and ability to provide direct patient care in an advanced practice model. Prior to coming to El Rio, Marisa worked as a clinical staff pharmacist at Banner University Medical Center with the cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery teams. She also serves as a volunteer clinical faculty member for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine.