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Faculty Profile

Divya VarkeyDivya Varkey

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health 2, Room 4027
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-5039

Contact: - 832-842-8360

Research/Academic Interests:

Health-System Pharmacy Administration:

  • Achieving operational efficiency and excellence
  • Outcomes related to expansion of clinical pharmacy services
  • Personnel development and management

Professional Development

  • Development of self-awareness, reflection and communication skills to create successful professionals
  • PGY1/PYG2, Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Master of Science, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University School of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, IN

SCOPUS Profile
  • Wanat M, Varkey DA, Sulaica EM, Thornton KA, Thornton JD. Does Social Desirability Influence Preceptors' Completion of Student Experiential Evaluations? Am J Pharm Educ. 2020 Sep;84(9):ajpe7949. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7949. PMID: 33012802; PMCID: PMC7523664.
  • Smith DV, Gautreaux S, Gulbis AM, Bruno JJ, Garey K, Roux RK, Varkey D. Program development of a preceptor bootcamp for operational pharmacy preceptors. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 Feb 19;77(Supplement_1):S2-S7. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxz289. PMID: 31950136.
  • N Deyhim, SB Bhakta, AC Varkey, DL Metzen, D Varkey, RJ Martinez, KW Garey. Systemization of a pharmacy technician career ladder in a multi-hospital system. Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy. Accepted June 16, 2019
  • Bhakta SB, Colavecchia AC, Haines L, Varkey D, Garey KW. A systematic approach to optimize electronic health record medication alerts in a health system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019 Apr 8;76(8):530-536. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxz012. PMID: 31361861.
  • Haines LA, Putney KS, Varkey DA, Frost C, Pitman EP, Aparasu RR, Garey KW. Pilot of a patient-centered pharmacy practice model. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012 Nov 1;69(21):1860-1. doi:10.2146/ajhp120132. PMID: 23111668.


  • 2021 University of Houston College of Pharmacy Service Award
  • 2018 Phi Lambda Sigma Faculty Leadership Award
  • 2017 TSHP Special Recognition Award for Educational Service
  • 2015 Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Quarterly Mission Leader Award
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Board of Directors Member (2020-2022)
  • Educational Affairs Council Chair (2020-2022)
  • Educational Affairs Council Member (2019-2020)