Karissa Kim

Karissa Y. Kim , PharmD

Associate Professor Educator

Director of Continuing Pharmacy Education
Associate Professor

Kowalewski Hall


Pharmacy Practice and Admin Sciences - 0004

Professional Summary

Dr. Kim  is Clinical Associate Professor at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.  She is course director for Non Prescription Therapeutics I and II and teaches in many other required and elective courses.  Her research and practice interests include health literacy, SBIRT, anticoagulation and hypertension.



Doctor of Pharmacy: University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy San Francisco, California, 1992

Pre-pharmacy: University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, 1988

Research and Practice Interests

Ambulatory Care pharmacy practice with special interest in anticoagulation, gout, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and hyperlipidemia.

Positions and Work Experience

2005 -To Present Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy,

2005 -To Present Clinical Pharmacist, The St. Lukes Hospital West, Florence, KY

2004 -2005 Scientific Writer/Project Manager, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting,

2004 -2004 Consultant Scientific Writer, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting,

1997 -2002 Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Temple University, School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA

1995 -1997 Clinical Pharmacist Ambulatory Care, Philadephia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

1993 -1995 Clinical Pharmacist Ambulatory Care, Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, California

Research Support

Investigators:Kim, Karissa 05-01-2006 -12-31-2006 American College of Clinical Pharmacy ACCP Heart Failure Training Program Role:PI $1,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #MEDTAPPFY12 Investigators:Boone, Jill; Brewer, David; Cavanaugh, Teresa; Cluxton, Robert; Doherty, Michael; Draeger, Robert; Guo, Jianfei; Healy, Daniel; Heaton, Pamela; Hein, Bradley; Horner, Ronnie; Kelton, Christina; Kim, Karissa; Meganathan, Karthikeyan; Metzger, Anne; Wigle, Patricia 07-01-2011 -06-30-2013 Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Evaluation of Medicaid Prescription Drug Use Role:Collaborator $292,660.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #A-1213-07-0343-UC-PH Investigators:Boone, Jill; Brown, Bethanne; Cavanaugh, Teresa; Cluxton, Robert; Doherty, Michael; Epplen, Kelly; Guo, Jianfei; Heaton, Pamela; Hein, Bradley; Kelton, Christina; Kim, Karissa; Metzger, Anne; Wigle, Patricia 07-01-2012 -06-30-2013 Department of Health and Human Services Evaluation of Medicaid Prescription Drug Use Role:Collaborator $282,600.00 Active Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kim,K.Y.; Frey,R.J.; Epplen,K.; Foruhari,F. (2007. ) Interaction between warfarin and nafcillin: case report and review of the literature .Pharmacotherapy, , 27 (10 ) ,1467 -1470

Kim,K.Y.; Epplen,K.; Foruhari,F.; Alexandropoulos,H. (2007. ) Update on the interaction of rifampin and warfarin .Progress in cardiovascular nursing, , 22 (2 ) ,97 -100

Kim,K.Y.; Wigle,P.R. (2006. ) Febuxostat: a novel, non-purine xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Journal of Pharmacy Technology, , 22 (6 ) ,342 -348

McNulty I, Katz E, Kim KY. (2005. ) Thrombocytopenia following heparin flush .Prog Cardiovasc Nurs, , 20 (4) ) ,143-147

Dobesh PP, Kim KY, Stacy Z. (2004. ) The future of anticoagulation .J Pharm Prac, , 17: ,370-394

Kim KY, Schumacher HR, Husche E, Wertheimer AI, Kong SX. (2003. ) A literature review of the epidemiology and treatment of acute gout .Clinial Therapeutics, , 25; ,1593-1617

Kim KY, Mancano MA. (2003. ) Fenofibrate potentiates warfarin effects .Ann Pharmacotherapy, , 37 (212 ) ,

Kim, Karissa Y; Metzger, Anne; Wigle, Patricia R; Choe, Pearl J (2011. ) Evaluation of online consumer medication information.Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, , 7 (2 ) ,202-7 More Information

Metzger, Anne H; Wigle, Patricia R; Hein, Bradley E; Thrasher, Kim; Kim, Karissa Y; Kiesler, Joseph (2010. ) Treating DVT: answers to 7 key questions. The Journal of family practice, , 59 (11 ) ,616-22, 622a

Buring SM, Brown B, Kim KY, Heaton P. (2011. ) Implementation and evaluation of motivational interviewing in a Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. , , 3 ,78-84

SHAUNA P. ACQUAVITA, RUTH ANNE VAN LOON, RACHEL SMITH, BONNIE BREHM, TIFFINY DIERS, KARISSA KIM & ANDREA BAKER (2019. ) The SBIRT Interprofessional Curriculum and Field Model .Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, ,

Other Publications

Kim KY, Donohue L, Wilson S (12-2012. ) Health literacy in America: what pharmacists need to know .America’s Pharmacist. ,


Poster Presentations

Wigle PR, El-Ibiary SY, Guo JJ, Kim KY, Jang R (04-2008. ) Evaluation of geographic location influence on first-year pharmacy student attitude towards emergency contraception. 2008 Spring Practice and Research Forum of the ACCP, Pheonix, Arizona. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Hegener M, Kim KY (07-2013. ) (In Press. ) Impact of an Interdisciplinary Continuing Education Program Regarding Patient Adherence on Knowledge and Practice Changes .The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Chicago, Ill. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Daniel L, Kim KY, Acquavita SP, Smith RR, Van Loon RA, Brehm B, Diers T. (07-2018. ) An Inter-professional Elective: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. .American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. .

Barnett A, Kim KY. (12-2017. ) Knowledge and perceptions of hookah smoking among student pharmacists. .ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting., Orlando, Florida. .


Kim KY (05-2013. ) What’s New in Hypertension .University of Cincinnati Medical Center. UC. Level:Local

Hegener M, Kim KY (11-2012. ) Improving Patient Adherence to Therapies: An Interprofessional Approach .Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Kim KY (10-2013. ) New Oral Anticoagulants – How to Use Safely in Older Adults .Cambridge, OH. Conference. Level:Regional