Faculty and Staff Biography

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Lara Kerwin

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Division of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy


2015-2017: PGY1 Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency (two-year), University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

2009-2015: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy


Ambulatory care, practice development, leadership development, professional advocacy, quality improvement.

Current Research

Strengths-based Approach to Preceptor-Resident Relationships, Development of a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Curricular Elective, Improving Transitions of Care Management in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic, Efficacy of Rosuvastatin to Reduce LDL in a Real-World Multiracial Population

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Patient and provider communication, quality improvement, student leadership development, scholarship of teaching and learning.


I'm originally from Kansas City, Missouri. What I love about teaching is the opportunity to empower the next generation of pharmacists to lead the change they wish to see in the profession of pharmacy. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy traveling, listening to live music, playing trivia, and spending time with family and friends.