Project IMPACT: Diabetes

About the Experts

About the Experts

Lindsay Watson, PharmD, RPh
Director, Applied Innovation
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation


Lindsay Watson manages Project IMPACT: Diabetes implementation, resource creation, and strategic direction.  In this role, she maintains the Project IMPACT role-based toolkit, oversees community montage development, monitors data quality, analyzes interim and final datasets, and supports the Community Coordinators and Champions throughout the local implementation process.

Watson joined the APhA Foundation’s Research and Innovation team in 2011 after completing a one-year Executive Residency in Association Management and Leadership with the Foundation. In her current role, Watson designs and operationalizes practice-based research initiatives that aim to show the impact pharmacists have on patient health and the health care team. 

Additionally, she is focused on bringing together and developing consensus among thought leaders on emerging topics in pharmacy practice. Watson is the APhA Foundation’s expert on aggregating and synthesizing information, experiences, and innovations into white papers, manuscripts, and toolkits that facilitate widespread understanding and adoption of tested pharmacy practice models. 

To date, Watson’s work has focused on diabetes, hypertension, care transitions, medication therapy management, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, collaborative practice agreements, the Appointment Based Model and patient credentialing.

Watson earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Rutgers University.