Current Residents

Emily Allen, PharmD 
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 
Email: eeallen@houstonmethodist.org 
 
Emily grew up in Katy, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin for both undergraduate and pharmacy school, graduating with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2021. Her current practice interests include solid organ transplant and oncology. She plans on pursuing a PGY2 in one of these specialties next year. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new Houston restaurants.  
 
Major research project: Retrospective study on the efficacy and tolerability of dose modification versus standard treatment doses with PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors
Quality improvement project: Evaluation of inpatient lithium use (high-risk) and the pharmacy consult process.  
Continuing education program: Paraneoplastic Syndrome
Alyssa Chaplain, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: alchaplain@houstonmethodist.org
 
Alyssa grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University for her undergrad studies. She obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2021. Her current practice interests include critical care and solid organ transplant. She hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency position in her area of interest. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring Houston, and trying new restaurants.
 
Major research project: Evaluation of voriconazole dosing for prevention/treatment of Aspergillus in lung transplant recipients
Quality improvement project: Continuous infusion neuromuscular blockers
Continuing education program: Pericarditis, myocarditis, and pericardial effusion management

Eric Rubido, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: edrubido@houstonmethodist.org


Eric grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2021. His current interests include solid organ transplant and infectious diseases. He plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of these specialty areas next year. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. 


Major research project: Use of DOACs in heart and lung transplant recipients.  
Quality improvement project: Evaluation of IV Tacrolimus 
Continuing education program: Post-transplant metabolic disorders 

Mariah Isabella Sigala, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: misigala@houstonmethodist.org

Mariah is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada but spent her college years in Austin, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biochemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her current practice interests include critical care and nutrition support. She plans on pursuing PGY2 training in critical care following her first year of residency. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring various coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family. 


Major Research Project: Comparison of Sedation and Analgesia Requirements in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 versus Non-SARS-CoV-2 ARDS on VV-ECMO
Quality Improvement Project: Evaluation of the Utilization of Intravenous Heparin versus Subcutaneous Enoxaparin
Continuing Education Program: Post-Operative and Paralytic Ileus

 
Evan L. Steere, PharmD, MS
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: elsteere@houstonmethodist.org

Evan was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas in 2021. His current practice interests include infectious diseases and emergency medicine. He plans on pursuing a PGY2 training in one of these specialties next year. Outside of pharmacy, his interests include playing disc golf, watching movies, and cheering on all Kansas City sports teams.

Major research project: The impact of hypoalbuminemia on treatment failure in patients with Enterobacterales bacteremia treated with ceftriaxone
Quality improvement project: Alteplase for stroke
Continuing education program: Inflammatory biomarkers and rapid diagnostic testing in infectious diseases
Eileen Sullivan, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: ersullivan@houstonmethodist.org
 
Eileen is originally from Maryland but grew up in The Woodlands, TX. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Doctorate of Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin. Her current practice interests include internal medicine, critical care, and transplant. She hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency position next year. In her free time Eileen enjoys running, baking, and exploring the unique food options Houston offers.
 
Major research project: Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate and Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate for the Treatment of Hyperkalemia in Hospitalized Patients
Quality improvement project: Opioid use in ESRD patients on Renal Replacement Therapy
Continuing education program: Acute migraine & headache