Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira is a clinical pharmacist, a researcher and an educator with over 20 years of experience with patient care and comprehensive medication management services. She has a master degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG – Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. She is a professor in the Department of Social Pharmacy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, where she teaches pharmaceutical care practice, comprehensive medication management services and qualitative research methods. Dr. Ramalho de Oliveira is the founder and the director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Care Studies (Centro de Estudos em Atenção Farmacêutica – CEAF) at this same university. The Center has the goal to provide all the necessary support to individuals, governments and companies interested in preparing practitioners, developing and implementing comprehensive medication management (CMM) services in diverse scenarios in Brazil and internationally. She has been working with individuals in countries such as Spain, Croatia, England, and Cuba with the goal to develop policies and processes to develop CMM services. Dr. Ramalho de Oliveira is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota since 2008 where she advises PhD students. In total, she has published three books, several book chapters and numerous articles in international journals. All in all, she has been presenting at conferences and teaching about pharmaceutical care and medication management all around the world.
In 2018, Dr. Ramalho de Oliveira won two honorary degrees in Brazil for her services to the profession of pharmacy and the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota.