“I spend almost all of my time working with people on an individual level, so I really enjoy the opportunity to share my experience on a larger scale through ECHO.”
LCDR Cifuentes graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2011 and has been working with the Indian Health Service since. After completing a PGY1 residency at Cherokee Indian Hospital in North Carolina, Janet transferred to Sells Indian Hospital near Tucson, Arizona where she worked as a clinical pharmacist in the inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2014, she transferred to Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC), where she continued to work as a clinical pharmacist and manager of the busy anticoagulation service. In December 2016, Janet became the first pharmacist designated specifically to hepatitis C and PrEP within the Hepatitis and HIV Center of Excellence at PIMC, where her primary focus is the development and continued improvement of their hepatitis C and PrEP programs, while also providing care to patients who are living with HIV.
Affiliated ECHO Programs
Janet is lead faculty with the PrEP ECHO Program, which is designed to aid clinicians in effectively integrating PrEP services in I/T/U clinics and faculty with the Community Health Representative ECHO program, which is designed for non-clinical staff in key behavioral or community health positions. Over the course of four sessions, this program offers critical updates on HIV, HCV, SUD, and 2SLGBTQ health services.