CAPT Amanda Runkle
“Serving within the BOP is serving a population that may not have always had access to healthcare, and it is rewarding to work with this population on improving their health.”
CAPT Amanda Runkle graduated from Rutgers University with her PharmD in 2006. She became a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service in 2007 with her first duty station being with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in Minersville, PA. She currently serves as a Central Processing Pharmacist located in Petersburg, VA. She is passionate about mental health pharmacy and has achieved Board Certification as a Psychiatric Pharmacist in 2013. To further her knowledge and skill set in mental health she completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2019. Her passion to help patients led her to implement the first telehealth pharmacist mental health clinic in the BOP utilizing a collaborative practice agreement. She has since expanded telehealth services to include opioid use disorder treatment and Hepatitis treatment. Her clinical pharmacy work led to achieving National Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Certification. CAPT Runkle serves as a subject matter expert for multiple areas of care in the BOP to include mental health, substance use disorders, and transgender care. She serves as a Clinical Pharmacist Consultant for Mental Health was recently selected to serve as the lead Clinical Pharmacist Consultant for Medications to treat Opioid Use Disorder.