Barner named to lead HOPP division

Dr. Jamie BarnerDr. Jamie Barner, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named to lead the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice (HOPP) at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.  The appointment is effective in September.

“Jamie is a distinguished academician, an excellent teacher, outstanding mentor and distinguished researcher and scholar,” said Dean M. Lynn Crismon in making the announcement.  “I am confident that she will continue the legacy of excellent leadership that has been established by her predecessors.

Dr. Barner follows Dr. Ken Lawson, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, who has served as head of the division for the past five years.  Lawson requested to step down from the administrative position to focus on his research and teaching.

The division has grown in stature and recognition under his (Lawson’s) guidance,” Crismon said.  “I want to thank him for his exceptional service.

Dr. Jim Karboski, clinical professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, will continue to serve as assistant division head for HOPP.

Dr. Barner earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy administration at Purdue University after earning a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1991 from UT Austin.  She is a registered pharmacist in Texas.

She joined the UT College of Pharmacy in June 1998 as an assistant professor shortly after completing her Ph.D., rising through the academic ranks from assistant to associate professor before being named a full professor in September 2011.

Her research interests include examining the impact of pharmacy services (primarily medication therapy management services) on patient outcomes; understanding factors that affect health care utilization and outcomes; and examining factors associated with medication adherence.