Whittington joins UA College of Pharmacy

Lisa Whittington, PharmD, has joined the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.

Whittington most recently worked as a pharmacy clinical coordinator at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.

At UA, Whittington will teach ambulatory care to students in the doctor of pharmacy program. Whittington specializes in psychiatry and has over 15 years of experience working in this field. Her interests include the presence of multiple diseases in psychiatric patients, substance use disorders, mood disorders, medication adherence, and patient self-report of medication allergies.

Kennedy recently was awarded the Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network seed grant from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy for her project titled “Assessment of Perceptions and Barriers to Therapeutic Lifestyle Modifications in Homeless Patients with Hypertension.”

Whittington earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and completed a residency and a fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her position at UA is co-funded by El Rio Community Health Center, where she is a clinical pharmacist.