Dr. Erika J. Diaz earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Florida in May 2006, graduating Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, she went on to work with Publix Super Markets, Inc. from 2006 to the present. While at Publix, Erika held a position as an assistant manager while she worked full time, and later became a part-time pharmacist for Publix after the birth of her children. During her time at Publix, Erika became a CPR trained, immunizing pharmacist in the state of Florida.
As a retail pharmacist, Erika has always possessed a great passion for patient care and education, so naturally she developed an interest in Medication Therapy Management. Erika joined the Gainesville branch of the MTM Communication and Care Center in May 2014 where she currently completes comprehensive medication reviews and performs therapeutic interventions. Prior to her pharmacy career, Erika graduated with honors from The University of Florida in December 2000, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science from The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has experience as a biological scientist working in The Microbiology, Parasitology and Serology Laboratory at The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, Erika completed course work to become certified as a Wilderness First Responder in June 2013 through the Wilderness Medicine Training Center.