• Emili Leary PharmD

  • Research Project Pharmacist

    • MCRI - MCRI-Precision Med Research
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML8 Marshfield, WI 54449


2012 to 2016:
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000 to 2006:
Bachelors of Science, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Work Experience

2017 to Present:
Research Pharmacist, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Center for Precision Medicine Research
2017 to Present:
Clinical Pharmacist, Marshfield Clinic, Clinical Pharmacy Services
2017 to Present:
Outpatient Pharmacist, Marshfield Clinic, First Floor Pharmacy
2017 to Present:
Medication Therapy Management Pharmacist, Marshfield Clinic, Clinical Pharmacy Services
2016 to 2017:
Pharmacy Resident, Marshfield Clinic, Clinical Pharmacy Services
2006 to 2012:
Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Mayo Clinic, Endocrinology Clinical Laboratory - Rochester, MN


Pharmacogenetics is a growing field of medical care where pharmacy meets genetics to improve medication safety and efficacy. Emili fell in love with genetics while working as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist performing clinical genetic testing, thus pharmacogenetics was a very natural fit for her once she started pharmacy school in 2012. Since then, she has been dedicated to learning all she can about this exciting field of pharmacy and research, and sharing her knowledge with others. She has engaged in several opportunities in pharmacogenetic teaching and research, including 2 studies focused on pharmacogenetic implementation at Marshfield Clinic, co-teaching the Pharmacogenetics Certificate Program at Marshfield Clinic and precepting Marshfield Clinic pharmacy students and residents interested in pharmacogenetic research. It has long been a dream of hers to see pharmacogenetics implemented clinically, and she is currently helping direct a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and researchers to implement alerts into the medical record that will tell doctors when a patient has a genetic result that is pertinent to a medication they may take. Her goal is to improve patient care by serving as a resource for questions on pharmacogenetics for Marshfield Clinic patients, staff and providers, and she is very excited to help Marshfield Clinic become a leader in this field.

Research Interests

Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, precision medicine

Select Publications

  • Brautbar A, Leary E, Rasmussen K, Wilson DP, Steiner RD, Virani S. (2015 Apr). Genetics of familial hypercholesterolemia. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 17(4):491.
    PubMed ID: 25712136
  • Leary E, Sheth RD, Gidal BE. Time course of reversal of valproate-mediated inhibition of lamotrigine. Seizure. 2018 April; 57 :76-79.
    PubMed ID: 29574285
  • Emili Leary, Murray Brilliant, Peggy Peissig, Sara Griesbach. Preliminary outcomes of preemptive warfarin pharmacogenetic testing at a large rural healthcare center. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY. 2019 February 21; 76(6):387-397.