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Kim C. Coley, PharmD, FCCP

Office: 303 Baum, 6B- 5, 5607 Baum Boulevard, 15206

Phone: 412-624-6715

Fax: 412-624-1850



Dr. Coley conducts patient-centered research that focuses on the role of the community pharmacist in improving medication adherence and patient outcomes. She is particularly interested in the changing roles of community pharmacists in the current health care environment and the impact of pharmacist-provided direct patient care. She has recently received funding for the evaluation of innovative community pharmacist interventions to improve adult vaccination rates; and for the development of a community pharmacist practice based research network in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Coley's teaching focuses on mentoring students, residents, and fellows on practice-based research. She teaches research skills as part of the Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice area of concentration. Dr. Coley also teaches medication adherence and clinical assessment tools for community pharmacists.

Dr. Coley is a Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1989. She returned to the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 after completing a specialized residency in drug information at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Coley conducts pharmacy practice-based research focusing on developing and implementing innovative patient care models in the community pharmacy setting.

Berenbrok LA, Renner HM, McGivney MS, Coley KC. A conceptual value-based incentivization model of adult immunization for community pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2020. In Press

Coley KC, Gessler C, McGivney M, Richardson R, DeJames J, Berenbrok L. Increasing adult vaccinations at a regional supermarket chain pharmacy: A multi-site demonstration project. Vaccine. 2020;38(24):4044-49.

Lapping AD*, Carroll JC, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Doong K, Antinopoulos B, Richardson R, Berenbrok LA. Implementation strategies from early deployment of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Pennsylvania community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2020;60(3, Suppl):S29-3.

Carroll JC, McGivney M, Coley KC. Stakeholder-Guided Formation of a Statewide Community Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network. Pharmacy 2019,7(3),118; doi:10.3390/pharmacy7030118.

Sutt AR*, Pagliaro AM*, Wilson E*, Renner H*, Hall D, Berenbrok LA, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Facilitating Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Implementation in Grocery Store Chain Community Pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2019;59(6):848-851.

Doong K*, Berenbrok LA, Coley KC, Carroll JC, Richardson R, Antinopoulos BC, Patel A, McGivney MS. Evaluating the early implementation of pharmacist-provided patient care services at a statewide pharmacy network within a regional grocery chain pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2019. In Press.

Berenbrok LA, Hart K*, McGrath S, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Empey PE. Community pharmacists’ educational needs for implementing clinical pharmacogenomic services. J Am Pharm Assoc 2019. In press.

Coons JC, Patel R, Coley KC, Empey PE. Design and testing of MEDIvate, a mobile app to achieve medication list portability via Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2019. Available at:

Carroll J*, Renner H, McGivney MS, Grapsy J, McCormick K, Smith-Cooney S, Coley KC. Using prescription dispensing data infographics to facilitate collaborative pharmacist-prescriber discussions on mutual patients. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2019. Available at:

Campbell AM*, Coley KC, Corbo J, DeLellis T, Joseph M, Thorpe C, McGivney M, Klatt P, Cox-Vance L, Ballestriino V, Zaharoff J, Sakely H. Pharmacist-led Drug Therapy Problem Management in an Interprofessional Geriatric Care Continuum: A subset of the PIVOTS (Pharmacist-led Interventions on Transitions of Seniors) group. American Health & Drug Benefits. 2018;11(9):469-477.

Steltenpohl EA*, Barry BK, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Olenak JL, Berenbrok LA. Point-of-care-testing in community pharmacies: keys to success from Pennsylvania pharmacists. J Pharm Pract 2017. Epub ahead of print. PMID 29034781

Haver A*, Sakely H, McGivney MS, Thorpe C, Zaharoff J, Corbo J, Cox-Vance L, Klatt P, Schleiden L, Balestrino V, Coley KC. A qualitative study exploring geriatric care team perceptions of pharmacists caring for older adults across health care settings. Ann Long Term Care 2017;25(4):14-20.

Bacci JL*, Coley KC, McGrath K, Abraham O, Adams AJ, McGivney MS. Strategies to facilitate implementation of collaborative practice agreements in chain community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2016 May-Jun;56(3):257-265. PMID 27053276

Snyder ME, Frail CK, Gemant SA, Bacci JL, Coley KC, Colip L, Ferreri SP, Hagemeiier NE, Rodis JL, Smith MG, McGivney MS, Smith RB. Fellowships in Community Pharmacy Research: Experiences of Five Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2016 May-Jun;56(3):316-22. PMID 27083852

Pringle JL, Coley KC. Improving medication adherence: A framework for community pharmacy-based interventions. Integrated Pharm Res Pract. 2015;4:175-183.

Sakely H, Corbo J, Coley K, McGivney M, Thorpe C, Klatt P, Schleiden L, Zaharoff J, Cox-Vance L, Balestrino V. Pharmacist-led collaborative practice for older adults. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2015; 72:606-609. PMID: 25825181

Kim JJ*, Mohommad RA, Coley KC, Donihi AC. Use of an iPad to Provide Warfarin Video Education to Hospitalized Patients. J Patient Saf 2015;11(3):160-5. PMID: 24522209

Dombrowski SK*, McGrath SH, Bacci JL, Bobby B, Coley KC, McGivney MS. Key factors associated with successful integration of patient care services into dispensing workflow: A traditional community chain pharmacy evaluation. Pennsylvania Pharmacist 2014; 95(4): 8-12.

Kreys TJM*, Fabian TJ, Saul MI, Haskett R, Coley KC. An Evaluation of Inpatient Treatment Continuation and Hospital Readmission Rates in Bipolar Disorder Patients Treated with Aripiprazole or Quetiapine. J Psychiatr Pract 2013;19(4):288-295. PMID: 23852103

Deusenberry CM*, Coley KC, Korytkowski MT, Donihi AC. Hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients treated with sulfonylureas. Pharmacotherapy 2012;32(7):613-617. PMID: 22570146

Osborne MA*, Snyder ME, Hall DL, Coley KC, McGivney MS. Evaluating Pennsylvania pharmacists’ provision of community-based patient care services to develop a statewide practice network. Innov Pharm 2011;2(4):1-18.

2017 - PPA Preceptor of the Year
2017 - APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award
2012 - ASHP-APhA Best Practice in Transitions of Care
2012 - ACCP Adult Medicine PRN Best Poster Award

Research, Publications, and Presentations: How Students Can Get Started. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference. Seven Springs, PA. 2019.

Improving adult immunization rates and registry reporting through healthcare collaborations. National Immunization Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 17, 2018.

Implementing Value-Based Collaborations to Improve Immunizations: Three Demonstration Projects. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 2017.

Implementing a Hepatitis B Vaccination Program at a Regional Chain Community Pharmacy. NACDS. 2019-2021. Primary Investigator.

A Statewide Community Pharmacy Research Network Aligning Patients, Providers, and Researchers. PCORI. 8/1/18-7/31/20. Primary Investigator.

Utilizing Community Pharmacy Prescription Dispensing Data to Identify Opportunities for Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration. Community Pharmacy Foundation. 2017-2019. Co-Investigator

Improving vaccination rates through community partnerships and technology. NACDS/CDC. 2016-2018. Primary Investigator

NACDS Foundation Community Pharmacy Advanced Faculty Scholars Program. NACDS Foundation. 2018-2019. Co-Primary Investigator