Kelsey D. Buckley, Pharm.D., BCACP

Associate Professor

Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Cholla Hall 201 - 1 7
19555 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 572-3539


Doctor of Pharmacy University of Iowa 2010

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Phoenix VA Health Care System 2011


Research efforts are centered around innovations in ambulatory care clinical pharmacy practice, student development/teaching, and impact of pharmacy on the homeless population.

Research projects

Project I:

Impact of a Pharmacist-Only versus a Pharmacist-Led Multidisciplinary Clinic on Smoking Cessation Rates in a Homeless Population
The primary objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of pharmacist-only tobacco cessation education combined with pharmacotherapy versus a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary approach to tobacco cessation education combined with pharmacotherapy in regards to the rate of follow-up with a smoking cessation program in the homeless population.  Secondary goals of this study are to evaluate pharmacy student knowledge and confidence regarding tobacco cessation counseling, and perception of multidisciplinary experiences before and after clinic involvement.

Project II:

Innovations in Interdisciplinary Diabetes Management: When Better Isn't Good Enough
As diabetes mellitus becomes an increasing medical and financial burden, the development of innovative improvement strategies that address the complexities and demands of managing chronic health conditions is of growing importance.  In September of 2009, with clinical quality improvement in mind, the Phoenix VA initiated a High Intensity Diabetes Management (HIDM) clinic utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.  Although HIDM was clearly effective in achieving targeted clinical outcomes, success came at a considerable cost given the number of one-on-one appointments with multiple clinicians.  As a result of VA budget restraints, it was therefore proposed to implement and evaluate a less resource-intensive approach to multidisciplinary diabetes care, the Shared Medial Appointment (SMA) clinic model.

Project III:

Evaluation of a revised method for evaluating peer-graded assignments in a skills based course sequence
This study provides insight into the peer grading process utilized to evaluate SOAP notes. The findings support the continued use of this assessment format in a skills-based course.

Selected Publications

Haber SL, Buckley K. A leadership journal club for officers of a professional organization for pharmacy students.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.  2015;7(1):112-116.

Buckley K, Rupp M, Kurtz J, Moeller J, Baird S, Bremer A, Fergus C, Lopez D.  Innovations in Interdisciplinary Diabetes Management: When Better Isn't Good Enough.  Clinical Diabetes. 2014;32(4):183-185.  

Karr S, Buckley (Bohling) K, Gurney M.  Journal Club Facilitation. In: Westberg, SM, ed.  ACCP Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual. 3rd ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy;2013:331-337.