Academic Dean's Office | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Dr. Grace Kuo is Dean and Professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, located at four campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, and Dallas. Being a certified executive team coach, Dr. Kuo enjoys inspiring teams to achieve excellence through honesty, creativity, and kindness by working in a values-based culture. Dr. Kuo's clinical expertise is primary care pharmacy practice. She has spearheaded development of innovative pharmacist-physician collaborative practice with reimbursement models, and worked with inter- professional teams to design and implement comprehensive medication management practices in both primary care and specialty clinics. Dr. Kuo had previously developed and administered a national pharmacogenomics education program (PharmGenEd), which has been used by more than 3,000 healthcare professionals and faculty from 100+ countries. Being a pharmacist health services researcher, Dr. Kuo is passionate about practice-based research that uses implementation science methods to design and evaluate medication management and interprofessional collaborative practices. She has received grant funding from federal agencies (AHRQ, CDC, and NIH) and authored more than 100 publications. She enjoys professional services and has served on grant review study sections, scientific journal editorial boards, journal and book peer review groups, and poster review committees. She is currently serving as a member of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages. When she has spare time, Grace enjoys playing piano, singing, composing music, hiking in state and national parks, and traveling with her husband.