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PPTR Faculty Directory

Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research (PPTR)


Kevin Garey
Kevin Garey

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor of Drug Discovery, and Department Chair
Microbiome consequences of antibiotic use with a particular interest in C. difficile infection


Jahangir Alam
Jahangir Alam

Research Assistant Professor
Healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, applied and environmental microbiology


Bernadette Asias-Dinh
Bernadette Asias-Dinh

Clinical Associate Professor
Ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes management, chronic disease state management, preventative care


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Eugénie Bassères

Research Scientist
Clostridioides diffcile infection, microbiome, characterization of new antimicrobials


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Khurshida Begum

Research Scientist
Molecular Biology, Clostridioides difficile infection, Multidrug resistant organism, C.elegans model


Nicholas Beyda
Nicholas Beyda

Assistant Professor
Antifungal resistance


Kim Birtcher
Kim K. Birtcher

Adjunct Clinical Professor
Cardiovascular disease prevention and management, medication adherence, guideline implementation


Elizabeth Coyle
Elizabeth Coyle

Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Scholarship of teaching and learning, infectious diseases


Shantera Davis
Shantera Rayford Davis

Clinical Assistant Professor
Scholarship of teaching and learning, skill building


Austin De La Cruz
Austin De La Cruz

Clinical Associate Professor
Mental health disorders in veterans


Sandy Diec
Sandy Diec

Clinical Assistant Professor
Scholarship of teaching and learning, ambulatory care


Taryn Eubank
Taryn A. Eubank

Research Assistant Professor
Infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, gut microbiome, gut resistome


Julianna Fernandez
Julianna Fernandez

Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair
Preparing learners to best care for older adults, scholarship of teaching and learning


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Karina Garza

Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency medicine, transitions of care, hospital administration, mentorship/preceptorship


Jodie Gee
Jodie Gee

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes education and management, continuous glucose monitoring in diabetes

 


Catherine Hatfield
Catherine Hatfield

Clinical Professor and Director, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Interprofessional education, practice and simulation experiential education, scholarship of teaching and learning research


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Chenlin Hu

Research Scientist

Public health microbiology, harmful blue-green algae, multidrug resistance


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Jinhee Jo

Research Assistant Professor
Microbiome colonization resistance against bacterial pathogens, including C. difficile and other multidrug resistant organisms, and antimicrobial resistance


Kimberly Nguyen
Kimberly Nguyen

Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Student and Professional Affairs
Student success, learning strategies, active learning


Onyebuchi Ononogbu
Onyebuchi Ononogbu

Research Assistant Professor
Cancer health disparities, quality improvement, diversity/equity, inclusion


Kimberly Nguyen
Nancy Ordonez

Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs
Experiential education, preceptor development, experiential site development, long-term care consulting pharmacy, geriatrics


Ronnie Ozuna
Ronnie Ozuna

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program
Infectious disease, pharmacy management, student development, clinical and translational research


Paige Pitman
Paige Pitman

Clinical Assistant Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Student affairs and administration in Pharm.D. programs


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Natalie Rosario

Clinical Assistant Professor
Health disparities, quality improvement, chronic disease management, self care, residency prep


Aayna Shamsi
Aayna Shamsi

Clinical Assistant Professor
Emotional intelligence, Scholarship of teaching and learning


Jeffrey Sherer
Jeffrey Sherer

Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine


Amelia Sofjan
Amelia Sofjan

Clinical Associate Professor
Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, scholarship of teaching and learning


Dhara Surati
Dhara Surati

Clinical Associate Professor
Skills labs-based teaching, active learning, infectious diseases, scholarship of teaching and learning


Vincent Tam
Vincent Tam

Professor
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials


Shane Tolleson
Shane Tolleson

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Ambulatory Based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Experiential education, student mindset, ambulatory care


Meghana Trivedi
Meghna Trivedi

Professor
Target & drug discovery in cancer, cellular & circulating biomarkers, individualization of therapy


Mabel Truong
Mabel Truong

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Institutional Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Experiential education, preceptor development


Divya Varkey
Divya Varkey

Clinical Associate Professor
Health-system pharmacy administration, professional development


David Wallace
David Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy education, underserved populations, interdisciplinary patient care


Matthew Wanat
Matthew Wanat

Clinical Professor
Prescription drug misuse prevention, anticoagulation/cardiology, scholarship of teaching and learning


Elisabeth Wang
Elisabeth Wang

Clinical Assistant Professor
Antithrombotic therapy, hypertension, transitions of care


Cole Wilder
Cole Wilder

Clinical Assistant Professor
Scholarship of teaching and learning


Joshua Wollen
Joshua Wollen

Clinical Assistant Professor
Community pharmacy, skills-based pharmacy education, scholarship of teaching and learning, cultural intelligence