Meet PhARM

Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Director & Lead Instructor

Dr. Hill is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

Claire Zagorski, MSc, LP
Program Coordinator & Harm Reduction Instructor


Lindsey J. Loera
Inaugural PhARM Fellow


Carlos F. Tirado, MD, MPH, FABAM
Medical Consultant & Clinical Instructor


PhARM Research Assistants
Sorina Brinae Torrez
Mandy L. Renfro

Operation Naloxone Student Leaders
PharmD Student Director: Maddie Burgess
PharmD Student Chairs: Kelley White & Elizabeth Graver
MSW Student Chair: Alexandra White

Select Media & Publications

Hill LG, Holleran Steiker LK, Mazin L, Kinzly ML. Implementation of a collaborative model for opioid overdose prevention on campus (original research). J Am Coll Health. Published online ahead of print January 7, 2019.
Hill LG, Sanchez JP, Laguado SA, Lawson KA. Operation Naloxone: Overdose prevention service learning for student pharmacists (original research). Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018;10(10):1348-53.
NPR All Things Considered | On college campuses, making overdose medication readily available
Pharmacy Today | Patients can get—and pharmacists can provide—naloxone at the pharmacy. Why don’t they?
Belleville News-Democrat | Can you really overdose from fentanyl in the air? Here’s what medical experts say.
Austin American-Statesman | “We are not immune” – how the opioid crisis is hitting Central Texas
Spectrum News | Lone star crisis – the opioid epidemic
KXAN | UT looks to take on youth addiction with Pop-Up Institute
Spectrum News | Trump unveils opioid plan
Drug Topics | Four ways pharmacists are fighting opioid abuse
Houston Chronicle | Texas college students, fearing opioid deaths, teach each other to reverse overdoses
Alcalde | How Texas is Trying to Stay Ahead of the Opioid Epidemic
Han JK, Hill LG, Koenig ME, Das N. Naloxone Counseling for Harm Reduction and Patient Engagement. Fam Med. 2017;49(9):730-3.
UT News | This is Why the Opioid Crisis is as Dangerous as a Terrorist Attack
The Utopian | Minimizing Harm
NPR Marketplace | Overdose Prevention on College Campuses
iForumRx | Coprescribing Naloxone: A Moral Imperative (iTunes / PodBean)
iForumRx | Opioid Safety & Overdose Prevention Resource Page
The Daily Texan | College of Pharmacy Combats Opioid Overdose with Campus Campaign
The Daily Texan | Co-op Residents Prepare for Overdose Emergencies by Participating in Operation Naloxone