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Faculty Profile

varkey-divya-21.jpgDivya Varkey

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Graduate Program Director, MS - Pharmacy Leadership and Administration

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health 2, Room 4027
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-5039

Contact: - 832-842-8360

Research/Academic Interests:

Health-System Pharmacy Administration:

  • Achieving operational efficiency and excellence
  • Outcomes related to expansion of clinical pharmacy services
  • Personnel development and management

Professional Development

  • Development of self-awareness, reflection and communication skills to create successful professionals
  • PGY1/PYG2, Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Master of Science, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University School of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, IN

SCOPUS Profile
  • Wanat M, Varkey DA, Sulaica EM, Thornton KA, Thornton JD. Does Social Desirability Influence Preceptors' Completion of Student Experiential Evaluations? Am J Pharm Educ. 2020 Sep;84(9):ajpe7949. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7949. PMID: 33012802; PMCID: PMC7523664.
  • Smith DV, Gautreaux S, Gulbis AM, Bruno JJ, Garey K, Roux RK, Varkey D. Program development of a preceptor bootcamp for operational pharmacy preceptors. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 Feb 19;77(Supplement_1):S2-S7. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxz289. PMID: 31950136.
  • N Deyhim, SB Bhakta, AC Varkey, DL Metzen, D Varkey, RJ Martinez, KW Garey. Systemization of a pharmacy technician career ladder in a multi-hospital system. Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy. Accepted June 16, 2019
  • Bhakta SB, Colavecchia AC, Haines L, Varkey D, Garey KW. A systematic approach to optimize electronic health record medication alerts in a health system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019 Apr 8;76(8):530-536. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxz012. PMID: 31361861.
  • Haines LA, Putney KS, Varkey DA, Frost C, Pitman EP, Aparasu RR, Garey KW. Pilot of a patient-centered pharmacy practice model. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012 Nov 1;69(21):1860-1. doi:10.2146/ajhp120132. PMID: 23111668.


  • 2023 Pharmacy Mentor Award, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2021 University of Houston College of Pharmacy Service Award
  • 2018 Phi Lambda Sigma Upsilon Chapter Faculty Leadership Award
  • 2017 Special Recognition Award for Educational Service, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2015 Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Quarterly Mission Leader Award
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Board of Directors Member (2020-2022)
    • Educational Affairs Council Chair (2020-2022)
    • Educational Affairs Council Member (2019-2020)