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Kathleen McCartney, PharmD

Instructor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Kathleen McCartney

Mailing address:

University of Colorado
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-1116H
Aurora, CO 80045

Office Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
First Floor
Room 1116H


Voice:  303-724-3549
Fax:  303-724-3732

Training and Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy BS Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
  • Graduate Certificate in Science Communication, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • BA Biology, University of California, San Diego

Administrative Role:

Coordinator, Continuing Pharmacy Education

Clinical Research/Interest:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – as an alternative paradigm for continuing education; role of reflection and self-assessment in the application of CPD
  • Global Health – measures of effectiveness in health care models; innovations in health care delivery in low resource systems; enterprise solutions to poverty.


  • Berggren W, Snyder E, McCartney K. Foundations for population health assessment in Haiti. Poster presentation at University of Colorado Denver 2009 Global Health Symposium, Oct 2-3.
  • Berggren W, Snyder E, McCartney K. Water filters and hand-washing in Haiti. Poster presentation at University of Colorado Denver 2009 Global Health Symposium, Oct 2-3.
  • Balmer C, McCartney K, Rice P. Professional development for providers: assessing educational needs of CPE providers related to performing scholarly activities, Poster presentation at 2009 AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Annual Meeting, Jul 18-22.
  • McCartney KA. Haiti Revisited. Pharmacy Perspectives, Spring  2009, 6-7.
  • McCartney KA, Shively ML. Effect of Human Serum on the pH-induced Rheological Properties of Polymethacrylic Acid. Drug Dev Ind Pharm 1991; 17(8): 1017-1025.


  • Seminar on Pharmacy Issues; PHRD 7200; adviser
  • Experiential Practice; PHRD 6300, 6350, 7300, 7350; writing preceptor
  • Educational Project Rotation (with emphasis in continuing education, distance delivery); PRDO 8610; preceptor
  • Ethics in the Health Professions; PRMD 6000, 5600; online section facilitator

Research Activity:

  • Evaluation of a Prospective Reflection Activity and its Influence on Learning and Satisfaction in Participants of a Continuing Pharmacy Education Activity; President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative; 2010-2011.

Honors and Awards:

  • Pharmacist of the Year, Colorado Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, 1999
  • Rho Chi Honor Society


  • “Designing an Educational Program with Accreditation in Mind,” presentation to pharmacy staff and residents at The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, Colorado; 2010.
  • “Team Based Care in Hospital and Office Practice," presentation at the 57th Fall Family Medicine Review, Estes Park and Aurora, Colorado. With Perry Dickinson, MD, and Sally Garcia, RNC-OB, MBA-HCM; 2010.
  • “Reaching the Educationally Underserved: Promises and Pitfalls of Developing an Online CE Platform,” presentation at the 2010 Statewide Extended Studies Conference, Pueblo, Colorado; October 14, 2010.
  • “Assessing Educational Needs of CPE Providers Related to Scholarly Activities,” co-facilitator, round table discussion; ACPE 13th Conference on Continuing Pharmacy Education, 2009.
  • “Continuing Professional Development: a New Paradigm for Continuing Pharmacy Education,” presentation at Advances in Pharmacy Practice: 2008 symposium, University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy, 2008.
  • “CPD in the Ivory Tower-Implementing ACPE Standard 26 for Faculty, Staff, and Preceptors," moderator, AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, 2007.
  • “ACPE and ACCME Programming: Options to CE Providers for Accrediting their Programs for Both Disciplines”, panelist, AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, 2007.
  • “The Habits of Private Victory: Habits 1, 2, and 3,” presentation to incoming pharmacy students during the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” workshop, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, 2001.

Professional and Public Service:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, member, CPE Commission; January 1, 2013-December 31, 2015
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, member; Continuing Professional Education Section chair, 2011-2012
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society, member
  • Fondasyon ETRE Ayisyen, member, advisory board, October 2010 to present
  • Colorado Haiti Project Health Care Steering Committee, member, May 2009 to June 2011
  • Medical mission trips with Colorado Haiti Project: 2008, 2009, 2010; Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti.