Batoul Senhaji-Tomza, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Dean of Curriculum
Founding Director, PharmD/MPH Collaborative Program with NYMC

Associate Professor

Department of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy


Areas of Expertise

Patient safety/medication safety contact


Batoul Senhaji-Tomza is an assistant dean and associate professor in the Social Administrative and Behavioral Department of the Touro College of Pharmacy where she teaches courses related to patient safety as well as courses dealing with professional practice.

Dr. Senhaji-Tomza has been serving on the Executive Team of Touro College of Pharmacy since 2013 and currently serves as an ex-officio in several committees including the curriculum, assessment, academic standing ,inter-professional education and global health committees.

Dr. Senhaji-Tomza holds a Bachelor’s of Sciences and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Temple University as well as a Master’s of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Senhaji-Tomza has also earned a patient safety certificate from the Johns Hopkins University and maintains active pharmacy licenses in several states including New York.

Prior to joining the world of academia, Batoul Senhaji-Tomza spent several years working as a clinical pharmacist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where she drew an interest and passion for patient safety issues. After completing her MPH, she was a patient safety consultant working with various U.S. hospitals in connection with their implementation of a medication safety reporting system.

Clinical Specialty

  • Patient and Medication Safety


  • Women in Leadership Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Harvard University; 2019
  • MPH (Health Policy and Financing Concentration),The Johns Hopkins Blooomberg School Of Public Health; 2008
  • Pharm.D, Temple University School of Pharmacy, PA; 2002
  • B.Sc in Biology, Temple University; 1998
  • Patient Safety Certificate, The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016


  • Medication and patient safety programs; translating evidence into practice; measuring and improving patient safety culture in the hospital setting
  • Optimization of health literacy tools  to improve patient-provider communication
  • Curriculum Design 

Recent Publications

  • Berrios-Colon E; Huggins C.; Solimon S; Senhaji-Tomza B; Hidayat L. “A Pilot Assessment on Perceived Stress Among Working Pharmacist Moms”. Journal Of American Pharmaceutical Association. October 2019.
  • Senhaji-Tomza B. “Nine ways to help patients adhere better to their medications”. Drug Topics. March 2019.
  • Berrios-Colon E; Soliman C; Huggins C ; Senhaji-Tomza B; Hidayat L. “Perceived Stress and Discrimination among working Pharmacists Moms”. Poster Presentation at the ASHP Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, December 2018.
  • Basu P, Loewy Z, Shah B, Senhaji-Tomza, B. “Design and Development of a translational research elective curriculum for pharmacy students”. Poster Presentation at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. July 2018.
  • Kploayini S., Loh E., Senhaji-Tomza B. “Fighting back addiction: Assessing the use and adherence of medication assisted treatment for opioids addicts”. Poster Presentation, Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting, 2017, Baltimore, MD. 
  • Berrios-Colon E, Senhaji-Tomza B, Huggins C. “Describing and assessing attitudes of pharmacy students in a public health interprofessional course”. Poster to be presented at 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Choy M, Basu P, Senhaji-Tomza B. “Use of assessment to track incremental changes in curriculum”. Poster to be presented at 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Sullivan M, Rumore M, Senhaji-Tomza B. “Incorporating Health care Informatics within a pharmacy curriculum”. Poster to be presented at 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Huggins C, Berrios-Colon E, Senhaji-Tomza B, Clayton K, Anthony M. “Attitudes towards interprofessional education (IPE) among pharmacy and osteopathic medical students”. Poster to be presented at 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Senhaji-Tomza B, Book review of Pharmaceutical Public Policy Book by Fulda; Lyles and Wertheimer’s. March 2016.
  • Senhaji-Tomza B, Basu P, Soliman S. “Improving a Curriculum through Incremental Changes Based On Programmatic Assessment Results”. Poster Abstract Presentation American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD.
  • Basu P,  Fisher J,  Senhaji-Tomza B, Soliman S. “Evaluate to Learn: Integrating Assessment Data to Improve Outcome of a Didactic Biomedical Science Course”. Poster Abstract Presentation American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD.
  • Senhaji-Tomza B. "The proper dose of advice: Tips for avoiding medication errors".  Newsday. August 11, 2012
  • Senhaji B. “Medication Expenditure & Utilization in Morocco” (Journal of Pharmaceutical Finance, Economics and Policy, vol.12, 4, 2004);
  • Wertheimer A , Smith M, Senhaji B. “International Drug Regulatory Mechanisms” (Chapter 15, 2004);
  • Wertheimer A, Senhaji B. “Driving Forces behind Drug Approval Processes” (Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol.19, 1,2002);
  • Acknowledgements: Senhaji B “Pharmaceutical and Worker Productivity Loss” (Journal of Occupation and Environmental Medicine, vol.45, No. 6, 06/2003).

Teaching Responsibilities

  • SBAN 504 – Healthcare Systems and Health Policy
  • SBAN 571 – Professional Practice II
  • SBAN 630 – Principles of Management and Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • PBSN 611 – Pharmaceutics IV


Spending time with family outdoors, hiking, travelling, cooking, painting

In The News

How to avoid medication errors, Newsday