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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Almutairi AR, Mollon L, Lee J, Slack M. "A comparison of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies used to manage chronic pain: Opioid users versus nonusers." J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019;59(5):691-697. PMID: 31327748


Lee JK, Hume AL, Willis R, et al. "Pharmacy Competencies for Interprofessional Integrative Health Care Education." Am J Pharm Educ. 2018;82(6):6302. PMCID: PMC6116872  PMID: 30181670
Lee J, Cioltan H, Goldsmith P, et al. "An assisted living interprofessional education and practice geriatric screening clinic (IPEP-GSC): a description and evaluation." Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2018:1-12. PMID: 29652611
Bhattacharjee S, Axon DRhys, Goldstone L, Lee JK. "Patterns and Predictors of Depression Treatment among Stroke Survivors with Depression in Ambulatory Settings in the United States." J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018;27(3):563-567. PMID: 29097059
Lee JK, Fosnight SM, Estus EL, et al. "Clinical Research That Matters: Designing Outcome-Based Research for Older Adults to Qualify for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses." Consult Pharm. 2018;33(1):24-32. PMID: 29336275
Bhattacharjee S, Goldstone L, Vadiei N, Lee JK, Burke WJ. "Depression Screening Patterns, Predictors, and Trends Among Adults Without a Depression Diagnosis in Ambulatory Settings in the United States." Psychiatr Serv. 2018:appips201700439. PMID: 29983110
Badr AF, Kurdi S, Alshehri S, McManus C, Lee J. "Pharmacists' interventions to reduce sedative/hypnotic use for insomnia in hospitalized patients." Saudi Pharm J. 2018;26(8):1204-1207. PMCID: PMC6257887  PMID: 30510473
Slack MK, Chavez R, Trinh D, de Dios DVergel, Lee J. "An observational study of pain self-management strategies and outcomes: does type of pain, age, or gender, matter?" Scand J Pain. 2018;18(4):645-656. PMID: 29995638


Lee JKim, Cooley JH, Tanner NE, Hanauer CN, Schiefer DM, Herrier RN. "Development of a pharmacy capstone course from focus groups to advanced patient care." Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(8):156. PMCID: PMC4226293  PMID: 25386021


Lee JK, Slack MK, Martin J, Ehrman C, Chisholm-Burns M. "Geriatric patient care by U.S. pharmacists in healthcare teams: systematic review and meta-analyses." J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(7):1119-27. PMID: 23796001