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Jeannie Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP

Dr. Jeannie Lee is associate professor at the University of Arizona Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, and assistant head in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, and Fellow of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She practices interprofessionally at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Banner University Medical Center – Tucson. She is also research associate and faculty of Arizona Center on Aging in the HRSA-funded Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

Dr. Lee is currently working on the NIH-funded “Chronic Disease Health Beliefs, Medication Adherence, and Health Literacy” project with UA Anthropology and HRSA-funded “National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare” with Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine and UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health as co-I. Dr. Lee served as PI in “Geriatric Patient Care by U.S. Pharmacists in Healthcare Teams: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses” published in Journal of American Geriatrics Society. She served as co-PI in “Demonstrating Pharmacists’ Impact as Team Member on Therapeutic, Safety, Humanistic, and Economic Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses” project, with primary results published in Medical Care and Journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. During her position at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Lee conducted the Federal Study of Adherence to Medications in the Elderly (FAME) trial and published the findings in JAMA.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Lee completed residency training at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Her multiple honors include the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Ralph D. Arnold Army Pharmacy Research Award, Mel Liter Clinical Pharmacy Award, Association of Military Surgeons of United States’ Circle of Excellence Award, ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Practice Research Literature Awards, AACP/NCPA Innovative Adherence Educators Challenge Award, Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year, and Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award. Dr. Lee is a selected member of the National Institute on Aging Health Disparities Resource Persons Network. She is passionate about interprofessional education, practice and research.

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