Laura Happe, Pharm.D., M.P.H.


Adjunct Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Current Employment

Wingate University | Associate Professor Pop. Health

Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy | Editor in Chief


  • PharmD, Creighton University Medical Center School of Pharmacy, Cum laude Omaha, Nebraska
  • MPH Epidemiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Fellowship Xcenda Health Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomic,  Palm Harbor, Florida

Biographical Sketch

Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH is an editor, professor and author who specializes in using data to aid in decision making. 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 with a circulation of over 30,000 people. She is on faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she directs the managed care pharmacy track within the graduate program of the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. She is also a professor of Population Health at Wingate University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she instructs in the schools of pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistants. Previously, Laura was the Chief Pharmacy Officer of Humana, where she was responsible for advancing the clinical pharmacy acumen and integration into the company’s integrated care delivery model. During her time at Humana, she also advanced the company’s research program, contributing to more than 70 peer-reviewed published manuscripts. Laura earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University and is a licensed pharmacist in both Florida and Arizona. She also holds a Master’s of Public Health degree with an emphasis in epidemiology from the University of South Florida and is fellowship trained in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Laura’s first published book, If You Give an Ox an Oxy, is an educational resource for parents to teach their adolescents about the hazards of opioid use.