Dr. Laura Hart


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Laura Hart, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BCGP

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pronouns: She|Her|Hers

(858) 822-6699
Research Summary

Prior to joining the faculty at SSPPS in September 2018, Dr. Hart completed a PGY2 Residency and Fellowship in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and served as an instructor in the PharmD program at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Her research aims to optimize medication use in older adults, particularly using pharmacoepidemiologic methods to examine risks and patterns of medication use in older adults. Her research to date has specifically focused in the areas of central nervous system-active medications, falls, and dementia. She is also interested in the implementation and evaluation of innovative pharmacy practice models in the care of older adults. In addition, she has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Hart is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP).

Academic Achievements

Education: Bachelor of Science, Individualized Studies (Public Health), University of Washington (2010); Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Washington (2014); Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy, University of Washington (2017); PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System (2015); PGY2 Residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, University of Washington School of Pharmacy (2016); Fellowship in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, University of Washington School of Pharmacy (2018); Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (2016); Board Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (2017)

Awards and Honors: Alumni Legends Award, University of Washington School of Pharmacy (2020); National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (2020); Alumni Award/Alumni Honor Roll, Rho Chi Academic Honor Society (2018); Junior Investigator Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute Futures Grants (2016); University of Washington Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging (2016); Dean’s Club Humanitarian Award, University of Washington School of Pharmacy (2014); Faculty Excellence Award, University of Washington School of Pharmacy (2014); Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (2012); Rho Chi Academic Honor Society (2012)

Leadership Experience: Medication Education Team Co-Lead, UC San Diego Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP); Medication Safety and Transitions of Care Committee, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP); Transitions of Care MED-PASS Booklet Workgroup Co-Lead, ASCP; Pharmacy Education and Research Committee, ASCP; Faculty Advisor, SSPPS CAPSLead; Faculty Advisor, SSPPS ASCP Student Chapter; Faculty Advisor, UC San Diego Pre-Pharmacy Society; Grand Council Deputy (Advisor), SSPPS Kappa Psi Delta Phi Chapter.

  • Pharmacy Practice (SPPS 201)
  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (SPPS 265)
  • Applied Pharmacoeconomics (SPPS 209)
Key Contributions
  • Evaluation of risks associated with medication use in older adults
  • Evaluation of prescribing/medication use patterns in older adults