Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice

Division Head

Lawson, Kenneth A., Ph.D.
Division Head of
Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
Smithkline Centennial Professor in Pharmacy
Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.209C

Lawson's research activities focus on factors related to the utilization and costs of prescription medications and other health care services. In addition, he is involved in research to evaluate the effects of educational interventions. His primary teaching interests include health care systems in the Pharm.D. program and health care systems, research methods, and data analysis in the graduate program.
Assistant Division Head

Karboski, James A., Pharm.D.
Clinical Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
Neill B. Walsdorf Fellowship in Pharmacy
PHR 2.222C

Dr. Karboski teaches undergraduate, professional and graduate courses related to the clinical practice of pharmacy, including patient assessment, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and applied pharmacology. Dr. Karboski's interests focus on curriculum development and innovation.
Faculty at UT Campus

Acosta, Renee, R.Ph., M.S.
Assistant Dean for Admissions/Advising
Clinical Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222E

Acosta's areas of interest include over-the-counter products, sterile product admixture, and the education, training and utilization of pharmacy technicians.

Barner, Jamie C., Ph.D.
Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
Abbott Centennial Fellowship in Pharmacy
PHR 3.210B

Barner's research interests include: 1) examining the impact of pharmacy services (primarily medication therapy management services) on patient outcomes; 2) understanding factors that affect health care utilization and outcomes; and 3) examining the factors associated with medication adherence.

Barnes, J. Nile, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222F

Barnes' teaching focuses on development of clinical skills laboratory instruction, as well as adult medicine with emphasis on cardiovascular and emergency medicine.

Brinkley, Fred S., R.Ph., M.B.A.
Lecturer of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.209

Brinkley coordinates and teaches the pharmacy law course for the College.

Brown, Carolyn, Ph.D.
Tanabe Research Laboratories, U.S.A., Inc.
Regents Endowed Faculty Fellow
Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.209D
512- 471-2374

Brown's research interests primarily involve understanding cultural and social elements that may impact both quality of care and therapeutic outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses, particularly ethnic minority patients who experience a disproportionate burden of poor health.

Burkett, Donna M., M.S., R.Ph.
Clinical Associate Professor
of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.209B

Burkett's areas of interest include hospital and health system pharmacy management. She is the course coordinator for the Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience.
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Crismon, Lynn, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCCP
James T. Doluisio Regents Chair
& Behrens Inc. Centennial Professor
of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
PHR 5.112G
512- 471-3718

Dr. Crismon's current research and practice involve the development and evaluation of strategies to improve the pharmacotherapy, pharmacoeconomics, and health outcomes of individuals with mental disorders, particularly severe and persistent mental disorders seen in adults and children.

Ford, Kentya, Dr. P.H.
Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.210C

Dr. Ford's research interests center in the areas of health promotion, health behavior change, and health disparities among youth, underserved populations and minorities. Her scholarly work utilizes behavioral science strategies to prevent and reduce cancer-related risk factors, including tobacco use, as well as other negative health risk behaviors which contribute to chronic illnesses.

Ginsburg, Diane B., Ph.D., R.Ph., FASHP
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Clinical Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 5.112N

Dr. Ginsburg is internationally known for her work on communications skills, ethics, and the legal and regulatory aspects of pharmacy and healthcare.

Hill, Lucas Grant, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222G


Kiger, Marcia L., B.S.
Clinical Instructor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222BC


Kloesel, W. Arlyn, B.S.
Distinguished Senior Lecturer of
Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222BC

In addition to being a Distinguished Lecturer in the college, Kloesel coordinates the Care And Respect for the Elderly (CARE) Program.

McIntyre, William J., Pharm.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Programs
Clinical Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 5.112P

McIntyre provides leadership for clinical and pharmacy practice program development, post-Pharm.D. clinical training programs, and the Pharm.D. experiential program. He serves as the administrative liaison to the cooperative pharmacy programs.

Pope, Nathan D., Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Clinical Assistant Professor of
Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
Director, HEB/UT Community Pharmacy
Residency Program
PHR 3.208D

Pope is an advocate for Community Pharmacy Practice Residencies, developing innovative practice settings, and outcomes from those practices.

Rascati, Karen L., Ph.D.
Stewart Turley/Eckerd Corporation Centennial
Endowed Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.210D

Rascati's research interests include economic and outcomes evaluations for several disease states as well as for pharmacy services.
More about Rascati's Research.

Ridings-Myhra, Jennifer, B.S.
Clinical Associate Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Dean for Experiential &
Professional Affairs
Secretary, Texas Pharmacy Congress
PHR 5.112C

Ms. Riddings-Myhra oversees the state-wide senior internship program and supervises placement activities for senior students. She also serves as an academic advisor to pharmacy students.

Rush, Sharon, R.Ph.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222BC

Rush's areas of interest include the clinical and patient-based care aspects of community care practice.  These include MTM, DSM, immunizations and screenings.

Shepherd, Marvin D., Ph.D.
Clifford L. Klinck, Jr.
Centennial Professor Emeritus
The University of Texas at Austin
President, Partnership for Safe Medicines

Shepherd's research interests lie in the major areas of the economics of pharmacy services, pharmaceutical marketing, importation of pharmaceuticals, prescription drug diversion, counterfeit medications, managed care pharmacy and pharmacoeconomics.

Temple, Holli, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 2.222BA

Dr. Temple is a Course Coordinator for Introduction to Patient Care and the associated Care and Respect for the Elderly (CARE) Program. Additionally, she is the Inpatient Coordinator for Advanced Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice Experiences, Austin/Temple/Waco region.

Wilson, James P., Ph.D
Associate Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.210A

Wilson's current major interests are in pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and the management of clinical programs.

Young, Veronica S., PharmD, MPH
Director of Interprofessional Education,
Clinical Associate Professor
of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 5.110A

Dr. Young is the Director of Inter-professional Education and a Clinical Associate Professor. Her areas of interests include interprofessional education, public health and community engagement/service learning, evidence-based practice, and quality/patient safety.

Joint / Adjunct Faculty

Albrecht, Jon B.S.
Albrecht, Linda M.B.A.
Amaya (Diaz), Analiza Pharm.D.
Andrle Anne, Pharm.D.
Anglin, David L., M.D.
Bader, Kristen M., B.S.
Baker, Kathleen Pharm.D.
Bayat, Maryam Pharm.D.
Borys, Douglas B.A.
Brady, Shannon Pharm.D.
Brooke, Bennett F., B.S.
Brown, Edson M.D.
Brown, Sharon M.S.
Browne, Barry Pharm.D.
Cadle, Richard Pharm.D.
Canada, Todd Pharm.D.
Cardenas, Andres B.S.
Cavness, Staci Pharm.D.
Chung, Tammy Pharm.D.
Church, Charlene Pharm.D.
Coffee, Andrea Pharm.D.
Crane, Vicki M.B.A.
Dasta, Joseph F., M.Sc., R.Ph.
Deshpande, Neetu A., Pharm.D.
Dorson, Peter G., Pharm.D.
Edwards, George A. M.D.
Ellis, Michael M.S.
Fabre (Ballard), Trina Pharm.D.
Field, Katherine M., Pharm.D.
Foslien (Nash), Cynthia Pharm.D.
Garrison, Maryann Ph.D.
Garza, Gavino R.Ph.
Godley, Paul Pharm.D.
Gowan, Geri Pharm.D.
Hamm, Jodi M., Pharm.D.
Hammett, Sam M.S.
Hanley, Katie Pharm.D.
Hannah, Rockridge Pharm.D.
Hatwig, Christopher Pharm.D.
Hayman, Jimmy MS/MBA
Henneke, Janette Adele, Pharm.D.
Hernandez, Daniel B.S.
Herrington, Jon, Pharm.D.
Hinson, Robert M.A.
Horseman, Michael Pharm.D.
Hull, Barry Pharm.D.
Huth, Robert G., M.D.
Janich, Julia M.B.A.
Jariwala, Minesh Pharm.D.
Jaso (Corona), Theresa, Pharm.D.
Johnson, Vivian Ph.D.
Kashner, Terrell M., Ph.D.
Knoer, Scott Pharm.D.
Kwan, Peter Pharm.D.
Labdi, Bonnie Pharm.D.
Leal, Pamela F., Pharm.D.
Lee, Leon Pharm.D.
Lestico, Mitchell R., Pharm.D.
Lopez, Molly
Luebbert, Charlotte Pharm.D.
Martin, Emory Pharm.D.
Mehta, Monica D., Pharm.D.
Mican, Lisa M., Pharm.D.
Mickle, Timothy Pharm.D.
Miller, Lysbeth W., M.D.
Murphy, Margaret Pharm.D.
Mustion, Alan B.S.
Novak, Suzanne, M.D.
O'Banion, John Pharm.D.
O'Donnell, Dannielle C., Pharm.D.
Paynter, Allison Pharm.D.
Pearson, John Pharm.D.
Pepin, Jodie L., Pharm.D.
Pevoto, Patrick S., M.D.
Portnoy, Carla, B.S.
Prather, Lisa Pharm.D.
Roberson, Sharon
Roberts, Kevin Pharm.D.
Rush, Augustus M.D.
Sack, Marshall R., M.D.
Sanchez, Jessica, Pharm.D.
Scholz, Robert M.S.
Shamsie, Stephanie Pharm.D.
Shank, Thomas C., Pharm.D.
Sharpe, George L., M.D.
Smith, Tawny Bettinger, Pharm.D.
Stemley Edward Pharm.D.
Tabor, Patricia Pharm.D.
Tourville, John Pharm.D.
Tweedle, Jamie Pharm.D.
Uchal, Linda Pharm.D.
Vasquez, Susie Pharm.D.
Woodward, Billy B.S.

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Last Reviewed: September 17, 2015

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


Young Cited for Regents Teaching Honor

Dr. Veronica Young is the recipient of a 2014 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Barner Cited for Top Teaching Award

Dr. Jamie Barner was named as the recipient of the Educator of the Year at the first College of Pharmacy Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception.
>Read more about this honor.

Brown Named APhA Fellow

Dr. Carolyn Brown, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named an APhA fellow.
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