She is a clinical pharmacist, a researcher and an educator with over 25 years of experience with teaching pharmacy students about patient care and clinical services. 
She has a Master degree in Biological Sciences-Physiology from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG - Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota (USA). Djenane is a professor in the Department of Social Pharmacy and in the Graduate Program in Medicines and Pharmaceutical Assistance at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, where she teaches pharmaceutical care practice, patient-centered care and qualitative research methods. She is the founder and the director of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Care Studies (Centro de Estudos em Atenção Farmacêutica – CEAF/UFMG) at this same university. The Centre has the goal to provide all the necessary support to individuals, governments and other institutions interested in preparing practitioners, developing and implementing comprehensive medication management (CMM) services in diverse scenarios in Brazil and internationally. CMM are patient-centred services, provided by specially trained clinical pharmacists working as part of the healthcare team, that are focused on ensuring medications are the most effective and the safest for patients. 
She has been working with individuals in countries such as Spain, USA, Venezuela, Cuba and Croatia with the goal to develop policies and processes to develop CMM services. She is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota since 2008 where she advises PhD students and teaches. 
Djenane has an MBA in Leadership, and she is a Distinguished fellow at the Get the Medication Right Institute in the USA. She has published three books, several book chapters, and numerous articles in national and international journals. She received two honorary degrees in Brazil, in 2005 and in 2017, for her services to the profession of pharmacy; and in 2018 she was awarded, along with Mateus Alves, the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota (USA). 
She recently finished a post-doctoral fellowship – Visiting Professor Abroad- at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where she was studying new theories related to Critical-relational paradigms to expand her ways to look at patient care and pharmaceutical care practice. Finally, she is currently writing a new book that looks at what her group has accomplished in the last two decades as they researched and implemented CMM services.