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 as a pharmacy manager and district support lead in the community pharmacy setting, 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 and in 2022 she expanded her administrative duties as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment. 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 9 different grants totaling over $1 million 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 Leadership, Pharmacy Law, Pharmacy and Medicare, and Licensure Exam Preparation. 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.