Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, JD, MPH

Associate Professor of Practice
Director of PharmD Forward

Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, JD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy, Practice and Science, serves as director of the PharmD Forward program. Co-director of the Regulatory Science Program a collaboration between the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the James E. Rogers College of Law, and she serves as director of the Health Disparities Initiative and Community Outreach.

Her research intersects law and health disparities as related to underserved and rural communities. Topics include airport public health preparedness, social justice and empathy, academic-community partnership, infant mortality and economic effects of pharmacists. She received the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Original Research Award and Pharmacy Practice Research Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

JD, Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2005
MPH, Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2002
BS, Biology, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), 1999

Areas of Research: 

Public/population health
Professional liability
Racial and ethnic disparities in mental health
Social justice and empathy
Underserved, rural communities
Workforce recruitment
Academic-community partnership
Airport public health preparedness
Economic effects of pharmacists
Health disparities
Rural Health
Inter-professional assessments

Types of Research: 
Behavioral Research
Health Outcomes
Literature Reviews

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Jeffres MN, Hall-Lipsy EA, S King T, Cleary JD. "Systematic review of professional liability when prescribing β-lactams for patients with a known penicillin allergy." Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.. 2018;121(5):530-536. PMID: 29551402
Johnson M, Jastrzab R, Tate J, et al. "Evaluation of an Academic-Community Partnership to Implement MTM Services in Rural Communities to Improve Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension." J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018;24(2):132-141. PMID: 29384026
Hall-Lipsy E, Barraza L, Robertson C. "Practice-Based Research Networks and the Mandate for Real-World Evidence." Am J Law Med. 2018;44(2-3):219-236. PMID: 30106651


Hall-Lipsy EA, Chisholm-Burns MA. "Pharmacotherapeutic disparities: racial, ethnic, and sex variations in medication treatment." Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010;67(6):462-8. PMID: 20208053