Catherine “Leiana” Oswald, BS, PharmD, BCGP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Area of expertise

Pharmacy Law, Nevada Medicare, Community Pharmacy

Dr. Catherine “Leiana” Oswald obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (2004), and her Pharmacy Doctorate from Roseman University of Health Sciences (2007). After spending 6 years managing some of Las Vegas’ busiest community pharmacies, she joined Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy as the Director of Experiential Education IPPE. In 2019 she was promoted to Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. She also holds the rank of associate professor of pharmacy practice and is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist. Dr. Oswald serves as founder and co-faculty advisor for Roseman’s student chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). Passionate about care for the older adults, she created Roseman’s Medicare Call Center in 2015 in partnership with the State of Nevada Medicare Assistance Program (MAP). Dr. Oswald has successfully secured 4 different grants totaling over $400,0000 in funding to support Roseman’s Medicare Call Center and expand services provided by pharmacists in Nevada. She enjoys teaching in Roseman Six-Point Mastery Learning Model and teaches in courses including Clinical Nutrition, Leadership, Pharmacy Law, Pharmacy and Medicare, and Pharmacy Capstone. A former Division I NCAA student athlete, Dr. Oswald spends time outside of work coaching her daughters’ youth volleyball teams, cheering all four of her children on at various athletic events, and traveling to see family and friends whenever possible.


Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas (2004)
Doctor of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences (2007)

Research Interests

Community pharmacy, accelerated pharmacy education, curriculum design and assessment


American Association Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Society of Consultant Pharmacist (ASCP)


2021 Educator of the Year “Outstanding Faculty”, American Society of Consulting Pharmacists (ASCP)


Pharmacy Law
Clinical Nutrition
Pharmacy Capstone
Pharmacy & Leadership
Pharmacy & Medicare

Research Publications

$22,000 Community Health Grant, Dignity Health – FUNDED
Project title: Medicare Assistance Programs Counseling
Primary Author

$289,000 CDC Funding 1815 and 1817 grant – FUNDED
Project: Increasing billing services of pharmacists in FQHC facilitie; Improving health outcomes of patients with Diabetes and Heart Disease
Primary Author

$65,000 Community Health Grant, Dignity Health – FUNDED
Project title: Expanding services in a Medicare Call Center
Primary author

$50,000 NobleCause Grant – FUNDED
Project title: Roseman Medicare Call Lab
Primary author