Jon Easter

Professor of the Practices and Director | CMOPP at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Jon Easter on Linkedin

Jon Easter joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in January 2016 as a Professor of the Practices and Director, Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy (CMOPP). The Center seeks to solidify the role of pharmacy practice within new, value based healthcare payment and care delivery models by building a hub to support internal and external collaboration, research and education. Previously, Jon spent over 19 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he primarily worked in the health policy arena. He led a team that facilitated the adoption of evidence-based quality measures, informed development of new value based reimbursement programs, and drove improvements in care delivery through better coordination and medication management. Jon championed GSK’s involvement in North Carolina First in Health, one of the nation’s leading patient-centered medical home projects. He also co-authored a prescriptive analytics pilot through a collaboration with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) that aimed to improve patient care through better medication management. He was also directly involved with replication of the Asheville Project, a recognized model for care coordination to improve patient outcomes for chronic disease.