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Nerissa Caballes, PharmD, MS, CRC

Assistant Director - Academic Detailing


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Nerissa is the Assistant Director of Medicaid Programs – Academic Detailing at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She is a clinical pharmacist and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (UIC 1999), Master of Science in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling (Boston University 2001), and Doctor of Pharmacy (UIC 2012). Her career spans over 23 years, with 13 years in management roles, and includes creating psychosocial programs, working with refugees and trauma survivors, triaging children and adults for mental health services, conducting crisis interventions, reviewing prior authorizations, developing precepting programs, and building an academic detailing program. Nerissa’s passion remains with mental health and psychopharmacology. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, and event planning.