A History of Innovation Careers at MCPHS University The MCPHS Advantage Mission & Core Values Notable Facts & Statistics Leadership Our Directory Accreditation Giving Important Notices Contact

Our Directory


Lana Dvorkin Camiel, PharmD, RPh

Pharmacy Practice - W311
Center for Drug Information and Natural Products

School of Pharmacy - Boston

Pharmacy (PharmD)

Academic and Administrative Appointments
Director, Applied Natural Products Programs
Natural Products Division Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences
Pharmacy Practice Residency
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, MA
Sage Mountain Herbal Apprenticeship with Rosemary Gladstar

Professional Licensure/Certification
Registered Pharmacist
FirstLine Therapy Certification

Areas of Teaching
Natural Products
Herbal Supplements
Dietary Supplements
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Over-the-Counter Drugs/Self-Care

Scholarly Interests
Natural Products
Drug and Natural Product Information Resources print, electronic, web-based
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), CAM in Pediatrics
Ethnic plants
Scholarship of Teaching

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Dvorkin L, Whelan J, Timarac S. Harvesting the Best: Evaluation of Clinician Handbooks on Medicinal Herbs and Dietary Supplements. Journal of Medical Librarian Association. 94(4), October 2006: 442-E213.

Gardiner P, Dvorkin L. Prescribing to Children to Promote Adherence. Journal of American Academy of Family Physicians. June 2006

Whelan J, Dvorkin L. Plants from Many Healing Landscapes: Gathering Information and Teaching Clinicians About the Cultural Use of Medicinal Herbs. Journal of Medical Librarian Association. 94(2) April 2006: 222-225

Woolf AD, Gardiner P, Whelan J, Alpert H, Dvorkin L. Views of pediatric health care providers on the use of herbs & dietary supplements in children. Clin Pediatr 2005; 44: 579-587.

Woolf AD, Alpert H, Whelan J, Dvorkin L, Gardiner P. Practitionerss confidence in discussing the use of herbs and dietary supplements in children. Pediatric Research 2004; 55 (4) Part 2 of 2: 192A

Kostka-Rokosz MD, Dvorkin L, Couris RR. Selected Herbal Therapies: A Review of Safety. Nutrition Today. 2004; 39(5):1-12

Dvorkin L, Gardiner P, Whelan J. Herbal Medicine Course Within Pharmacy Curriculum. Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy. 2004; 4(2): 47-58

Gardiner P, Dvorkin L, Kemper KJ. Supplement use growing among children and adolescents. Pediatr Ann. 2004 Apr;33(4):227-32.

Woolf AD, Gardiner P, Dvorkin-Camiel L, Maypole J, Western Herbs. Integrative Medicine for Children. May Loo, ed., W B Saunders Co., 2008

Dvorkin-Camiel L, Whelan J. Tropical American Plants in Treatment of Infectious Diseases. Journal of Dietary Supplements, November 2008.

Lapidus M, Kostka-Rokosz M, Dvorkin-Camiel L. Librarian-lead Tutorial for Enhancement of Pharmacy Students Information Searching Skills in Advanced Experiential Rotations. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 2009, Volume 28, Issue 4.

Rho Chi National Pharmaceutical Honor Society

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Herbalists Guild
American Botanical Council
United Plants Savers