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Faculty Profile

Alexa ZhaoAlexa Zhao

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
HIV Pharmacy Student Preceptor, Therapeutic Concepts, Houston

Office: Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 4015
Houston, TX 77204-5039

Contact: - 713-743-7327

Research/Academic Interests:

  • HIV treatment strategies
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Skills lab-based teaching
  • PGY2 HIV Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacogenetics Residency, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Spanish, Nova Southeastern University Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Scopus Profile
  • TM Kiles, AV Zhao, MA Wanat, KW Garey, CL Hatfield. Knowledge and self-perception comparisons between students with and without prior technician experience in community pharmacy lab courses. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2021;13:279-87.

Poster Abstracts

  • Nguyen D, Vyain A, Crutchley R, Cheng A, Mizwa M. Learning across borders: developing a pharmacist-driven continuing professional development program through the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Pharmacy Network (BIPAI-PN). The 8th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. Washington, DC. April 2017.
  • Vyain A, Crutchley R, Le A, Gathe JC, Mayberry C. Assessing treatment outcomes when switching HIV-1 infected patients from various antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens to darunavir/cobicistat monotherapy. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. December 2016.

Online Publishing

Awards & Honors

  • Credentialed HIV Pharmacist (AAHIVP), American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Upsilon Chapter Faculty Inductee - University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2018
  • Class of 2020 University of Houston College of Pharmacy Faculty of the Semester Award, 2018
  • Faculty Research Award, 2018

Professional Service and Affiliations

  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • International Antiviral Society-USA