Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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).
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)
- Evaluation of risks associated with medication use in older adults
- Evaluation of prescribing/medication use patterns in older adults
- Hart LA, et al. (2021). Change in central nervous system-active medication use following fall-related injury in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. [Online ahead of print]
- Lin SY, et al. (2021). Evaluation of pharmaceutical pictograms by older "turkers": A cross-sectional crowdsourced study. Res Social Adm Pharm. 17(6):1079-1090.
- Hart LA, et al. (2020) Use of fall risk-increasing drugs around a fall-related injury in older adults: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 68(6):1334-1343.
- Kaufmann CN, et al. (2020) Association between the use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics and cognitive outcomes: a systematic review. Curr Sleep Med Rep. 6(1):11-20.
- Hart LA, et al. (2019) The association between central nervous system-active medication use and fall-related injury in community-dwelling older adults with dementia. Pharmacotherapy. 39(5):530-543.
- Marcum ZA, et al. (2019) Self-reported barriers to medication use in older women: Findings from the Women's Health Initiative. J Am Pharm Assoc. 59(6);842-847.
- Hart LA, et al. (2018) Methods of estimating kidney function for drug dosing in special populations. Clin Pharmacokinet. 57(8):943-976.
- Gray SL, et al. (2017) Meta-analysis of interventions to reduce adverse drug reactions in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 66(2):282-288.