Bio: Monique Dodd, Pharm D., is a clinical pharmacist at TriCore Reference Laboratories where she was recently hired in July of 2016. She is currently the Clinical Solutions Specialist of the Diagnostic Optimization team with a primary focus in designing laboratory-driven targeted interventions to optimize screening, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of high cost, high risk and high frequency health conditions. Her areas of interest are infectious diseases and chronic pain management. Dr. Dodd has a unique education background which brings laboratory diagnostics and pharmacy together. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center in 2007. She was hired at TriCore as a Medical Technologist to work for the Infectious Disease Research and Development team where she stayed for three years. She was then accepted to the UNM College of Pharmacy (COP) four-year program in 2010 where she interned in the therapeutics research infectious disease lab. Upon graduation in 2014, she entered into a collaborative Post-Graduate Year-One residency with TriCore and the UNM COP, with a focus in clinical pharmacy and laboratory diagnostics in the areas of infectious diseases, pain management, and anticoagulation. Through this existing partnership, she continued her training and earned her Pharmacist Clinician license while completing a Pharmacy Fellowship in 2016. Since joining the Diagnostic Optimization team, Dr. Dodd has worked closely with the Scientific Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Technical Specialists of Esoteric Analytical Chemistry to design actionable and real-time targeted intervention in the areas of infectious diseases and chronic pain management for payers, health systems and providers.