Dr. Karen L. Kier
Director of Assessment, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Preventive Care Specialist
Past Positions at ONU:
Director of Drug Information
Director of Institutional Research
- B.S. Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University: 1982
- M.S. Hospital Pharmacy: Ohio State University: 1984
- Ph.D. Pharmacy Administration: Ohio State University: 2000
- ASHP Accredited Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH
- Advanced Specialty Residency in Drug Information Practice, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
- AHA ACLS Instructor
- BLS Instructor
- Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
- AHA First Aid Instructor
AHA BLS Instructor
AHA Training Center Faculty
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
APhA MTM Certification
OPA Immunization Certification
Certification in Physical Assessment in Patient Care Management
Certification in Evidence Based Medicine
Major curricular areas:
- Pharmacy Practice
- Preventive Medicine
- Independent Study in Drug Literature Evaluation
- Special Topics in Preventative Medicine (with Professor Kate Witte)
- Walter M. Frazier Award for Sustained Contribution to the Health-system
- Pharmacists in Ohio (highest award given to a pharmacist in Ohio by this
- organization), 2007
- OPA Beal Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Pharmacy Profession (highest
- professional award given to a pharmacist in Ohio), 2004
- AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, Chicago, IL, 2013
- Top 100 Most Influential Women, Girl Scouts of America, 2013
- Outstanding Volunteer Award, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, 2008
- Girl Scouts Appreciation Pin, Appleseed Ridge Council, 2007
- Outstanding Girl Scout Leader, Appleseed Ridge Council, 2004 and 2007
- Pharmacy Practice
- Preventive Care
Malone PM, Kier KL, Malone M, Stanovich JE. Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, 5th edition. MaGraw-Hill, 2014. Nemire RE, Kier KL. Pharmacy Student Survival Guide, 3rd edition. MaGraw-Hill, 2014.
Mason B, Parker D, Lott RS. Capstone Pharmacy Review. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Chapter 27: Home Diagnostic Equipment, Supplies, and Medical Devices. Kier KL, 2014;685-691.
Fanous AM, Kier KL, Rush MJ, Terrell S. Impact of a 12-week, pharmacist-directed walking program in an established employee preventive care clinic. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2014 July;71(14):1219-1225.
Murphy BL, Rush MJ, Kier KL. Design and implementation of a pharmacist-directed preventive care program. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2012;69(1):1513-1518.
DiPietro NA, Kier KL, Davlin MV. Preparing the next generation of pharmacists to impact community health. J Comm Health Publication in process.
Kier KL, Goldwire M. Drug Information Resources and Literature Retrieval. In: Richardson M, Chant C, Chessman KH, Finks SW, Hemstreet BA, Hume AL, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, 7th ed., Science and Practice of Pharmacotherapy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011:41-64.
DiPietro NA, Davlin MV, Kier KL. Public Health Content in Didactic and Experiential Curricula of U.S. Doctor of Pharmacy Programs. The International Journal of Pharmacy Education and Practice 2011;7(2):1-14.
Bright DR, Rush MJ, Kroustos KR, Terrell SL, Swanson SC, Stockert AL, Kier KL, Thompson RE, Milks MM, Murphy BL, DiPietro NA. Preliminary results from a University-based disease state management program focused on hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. J Am Pharm Assoc 2011;51(2):264-5.
Shields KM, DiPietro NA, Kier KL. Principles of drug literature evaluation for observational study designs. Pharmacotherapy 2011;31(2):115-127.
Kier KL. Biostatistical applications in epidemiology. Pharmacotherapy 2011:31(1):9-22.
Murphy BL, DiPietro NA, Kier KL. Knowledge and use of folic acid among college women: A pilot health promotion program led by pharmacy students and faculty. Pharm Practice (Internet) 2010 Oct-Dec:8(4):220-225.