Jeannie K Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP

Assistant Dean, Student Services
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy
Clinical Associate Professor, Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine & Palliative Medicine, College of Medicine
Research Associate and Faculty, Arizona Center on Aging

Dr. Jeannie Lee is Assistant Dean for Student Services and Associate Professor in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She is also Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine & Palliative Medicine at the UA College of Medicine, and research associate and faculty in the Arizona Center on Aging. Dr. Lee has board certifications in pharmacotherapy and geriatric pharmacy and is a Fellow of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She practices interprofessionally at the Banner University Medical Center and serves as faculty liaison to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.

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, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovative Adherence Educators Challenge Award, Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award, and the UA College of Pharmacy Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year. Dr. Lee is a selected member of the National Institute on Aging Health Disparities Resource Persons Network. She is passionate about research in aging and medication adherence, and interprofessional education, practice, and research. 

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

Pharmacy Practice Residency, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1999 – 2000
Focused Investigator Training (FIT), American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Research Institute, 2009
OBSSR/NIH Summer Training Institute on RCTs Involving Behavioral Interventions, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institute of Health, 2010
National Leadership Development Fellowship in Aging, Tideswell at University of California San Francisco, American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and Association of Directors for Geriatrics Academy Programs (ADGAP), 2015–2016
University of Arizona Academic Leadership Institute (ALI), Provost’s Office and Division of Human Resources of University of Arizona, 2016-2017

Clinical Expertise: 

Ambulatory care
Primary care

Areas of Research: 

Medication adherence
Chronic disease management
Interprofessional team care
Pharmacist impact

Types of Research: 
Behavioral Research
Clinical Trials
Health Outcomes
Literature Reviews
Professional Organizations: 

American Pharmacists Association, 1995–Present
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 1998–Present
American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2007–Present
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2008–Present
Arizona Pharmacy Association (formerly Arizona Pharmacy Alliance), 2008–Present
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 2009–Present
American Geriatrics Society, 2009–Present
Arizona Geriatrics Society, 2009-Present
National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education, 2012–Present

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Lo-Ciganic W-H, Hincapie-Castillo J, Wang T, et al. "Dosing profiles of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use associated with overdose risk among US Medicare beneficiaries: group-based multi-trajectory models." Addiction. 2022. PMID: 35224799
O'Malley PG, Jackson JL, Becher D, Hanson J, Lee JK, Grace KA. "Tool to improve patient-provider interactions in adult primary care: Randomized controlled pilot study." Can Fam Physician. 2022;68(2):e49-e58. PMID: 35177515


Lee JK, McCutcheon LRM, Fazel MT, Cooley JH, Slack MK. "Assessment of Interprofessional Collaborative Practices and Outcomes in Adults With Diabetes and Hypertension in Primary Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(2):e2036725. PMID: 33576817


Bhattacharjee S, Lee JK, Vadiei N, et al. "Extent and Factors Associated with Adherence to Antidepressant Treatment During Acute and Continuation Phase Depression Treatment Among Older Adults with Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder." Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2020;16:1433-1450. PMCID: PMC7292261  PMID: 32606697
Vadiei N, Howe CL, Zerr B, Ladziak N, Fain MJ, Lee JK. "Psychotropic medication use patterns in home-based primary care: A scoping review." Ment Health Clin. 2020;10(5):282-290. PMCID: PMC7534817  PMID: 33062554
Brooks AJ, Chen M-K, Goldblatt E, et al. "Introducing integrative primary health care to an interprofessional audience: Feasibility and impact of an asynchronous online course." Explore (NY). 2020;16(6):392-400. PMID: 31980372


Bhattacharjee S, Vadiei N, Lee JK, et al. "Extent and Predictors of Potentially Inappropriate Antidepressant Use Among Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder." Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019;27(8):794-805. PMCID: PMC6646083  PMID: 30926273
Campbell AM, Axon DRhys, Martin JR, Slack MK, Mollon L, Lee JK. "Melatonin for the prevention of postoperative delirium in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis." BMC Geriatr. 2019;19(1):272. PMCID: PMC6796479  PMID: 31619178
Shaw SJ, Korchmaros JD, Torres CHuebner, Totman MS, Lee JK. "The RxHL study: community-responsive research to explore barriers to medication adherence." Health Educ Res. 2019;34(6):556-568. PMCID: PMC6878947  PMID: 31769851
Lee JK, Tomasa L, Evans P, Pho VB, Bear M, Vo A. "Impact of geriatrics elective courses at three colleges of pharmacy: Attitudes toward aging and eldercare." Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019;11(12):1239-1247. PMID: 31836148