Dodd received a BS in Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1994 and a PharmD from the University of New Mexico in 1997. She completed at Pharmacy Practice Residency at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM in 1998
Dodd's research focuses on the development, implementation and impact of new pharmacist clinical practice models, including interprofessional teams, on patient outcomes. Dodd is an expert in the area of geriatric pharmacotherapy and is a pharmacist clinician with prescriptive authority at the UNM Senior Health Clinic, providing chronic disease and medication management for older adults. She also has an interest in the scholarship of innovative teaching methods with a focus on geriatric interprofessional education. Her research has focused on the development and impact of new clinical practice models involving the pharmacist as an essential member of the team, including pharmacists in advanced roles such as the pharmacist clinician.