Dr. DiPaula is a residency trained, board certified psychiatric pharmacist. She is an Associate Professor with the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy and has served as Director of Pharmacy at state-funded psychiatric hospitals for 16 years. She has acted as a residency preceptor for 16 years and Director of the University of Maryland PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program for 8 years. She currently collaborates with 2 community clinics, providing medication management and direct patient care for individuals with a variety of psychiatric disorders. She also provides medication reviews and consultations at a residential adolescent facility.
Dr. DiPaula has presented at local and national programs and serves as Instructor and/or Coursemanager for several University didactic and experiential courses. She has published articles, continuing education programs, and a book chapter on psychiatric and substance use disorders. Her major area of research and practice interest is in patients with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders.