Katura C. Bullock, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy
Education & Experience:
I am a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. Following pharmacy school, I completed residency training with Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy at the VA North Texas Health Care System. After my pharmacy practice residency, I finished a specialty residency in ambulatory care. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of patient care settings including community, long-term care, hospital, and primary care pharmacy. I joined the faculty of UNT System College of Pharmacy in September 2012.
Teaching Areas & Interests:
My teaching experience includes instructing students in both didactic and small group learning environments, education of health care professionals, and patient counseling. I have considerable experience as a pharmacy preceptor to students and residents. My teaching interests include professional communication, public health, and therapeutics. I have been actively involved in course development for our first professional year. In the first year my teaching responsibilities include sections of Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Skills Lab, and Clinical Case Discussions. The Integrated Pharmacotherapy Sequence occurs throughout the second and third professional years and I coordinate the cardiology module. I believe strongly that pharmacy is a service profession. I look forward to preparing students who are able to use their medication therapy expertise to advance the health of their patients.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am a member of several professional organizations that include the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Pharmacists Association, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). I have held an officer position of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of ACCP for the past two years, currently as Secretary/President-elect. My professional activities include journal review for Annals of Pharmacotherapy. I also serve as a mentor for pharmacy students interested in clinical opportunities for the Texas society of ASHP and my alma mater.
As a specialist in ambulatory care, I have a mastery of chronic disease pharmacotherapy and excellent patient care skills. These skills involve direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients, establishment of long-term relationships, coordination of care, patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion, triage and referral, and patient education and self-management. Cardiology has been a clinical focus of mine, in particular anticoagulation therapy and monitoring.
My research has focused on health literacy and health disparities. I recently published an article investigating race as a factor for intensification of diabetes medications. I am currently participating in the Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship program. This program is designed for junior faculty and community leaders who are interested in health disparity research. As one of four fellows nationwide, I am evaluating the impact of obesogenic factors in a community-dwelling population of African-American females. From both a scholarly and clinical perspective, I am concerned with access to care. Currently, I am working with a local community health center to integrate provision of clinical pharmacy services.