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Karen C. Thomas


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Selected Grants

Measurement and characterization of clinical, operational, and financial interventions and outcomes for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients at a Health System Specialty Pharmacy, Amer Soc of Health-Systems Pharmacists Fdn., 6/1/2022 - 6/30/2023, Obligated Amount: $5000; Anticipated Amount: $5000

Selected Publications

Griffiths, Stephanie, Large, Philippa, Lewis, Teresa, Smiriglia, Angharad, Thomas, Chantal, Thomas, Karen, Waters-Foster, Sally, Watkins, Lynne, Willard, Sian, Williams, Sharon. (2022). Implementing the care aims approach in children’s services: a quality improvement pilot study. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 28, (7), 190-195. doi:10.12968/bjhc.2020.0183.

Zuckerman, Autumn D, DeClercq, Josh, Choi, Leena, Cowgill, Nicole, McCarthy, Kate, Lounsbery, Brian, Shah, Rushabh, Kehasse, Amanuel, Thomas, Karen, Sokos, Louis, Stutsky, Martha, Young, Jennifer, Carter, Jennifer, Lach, Monika, Wise, Kelly, Thomas, Toby T, Ortega, Melissa, Lee, Jinkyu, Lewis, Kate, Dura, Jillian, Gazda, Nicholas P, Gerzenshtein, Lana, Canfield, Scott. (2021). Adherence to self-administered biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs across health-system specialty pharmacies. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 78, (23), zxab342. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxab342.

Rim, Matthew H, Thomas, Karen C, Barrus, Stephanie A, Ryther, Ashley MK, Clawson, Antoine, Ferrara, Francesca, Jackson, Christopher G. (2021). Analyzing the costs of developing and operating an integrated health-system specialty pharmacy: The case of a centralized insurance navigation process for specialty clinic patients.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 78, (11), 982-988. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxab083.

Rim, Matthew H, Thomas, Karen C, Chandramouli, Jane, Barrus, Stephanie A, Nickman, Nancy A. (2018). Implementation and quality assessment of a pharmacy services call center for outpatient pharmacies and specialty pharmacy services in an academic health system. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 75, (10), 633-641. doi:10.2146/ajhp170319.

Rim, Matthew H, Thomas, Karen C, Hatch, Brittanie, Kelly, Michael, Tyler, Linda S. (2018). Development and implementation of a centralized comprehensive refill authorization program in an academic health system.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 75, (3), 132-138. doi:10.2146/ajhp170333.

Thomas, Karen C, Wilkins, Diana G, Curry, Steven C, Grey, Todd C, Andrenyak, David M, McGill, Lawrence D, Rollins, Douglas E. (2016). Detection of Acetaminophen–Protein Adducts in Decedents with Suspected Opioid–Acetaminophen Combination Product Overdose. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61, (5), 1301-1306. doi:10.1111/1556-4029.13169.

Crouch, BI, Thomas, KC, Rothwell, E, Planalp, S, Ellington, L, Teemant, K. (2013). The importance of interpersonal communication in poison centers. Clinical Toxicology, 51, (9), 892-895. doi:10.3109/15563650.2013.841913.

, . (2013). Buprenorphine Prescribing Practices and Exposures Reported to a Poison Center—Utah, 2002-2011. JAMA, 309, (6), 536-538. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.217206.

Deering-Rice, Cassandra E, Johansen, Mark E, Roberts, Jessica K, Thomas, Karen C, Romero, Erin G, Lee, Jeewoo, Yost, Garold S, Veranth, John M, Reilly, Christopher A. (2011). Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) Is a Mediator of Lung Toxicity for Coal Fly Ash Particulate Material. Molecular Pharmacology, 81, (3), 411-419. doi:10.1124/mol.111.076067.

Professional Leadership

2022 ASHP National Specialty Pharmacy Survey Development Advisory Panel, 5/10/2022 - 6/7/2022

ASHP Pharmacy Forecast 2023 Survey Panel, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 4/8/2022 - 4/8/2022

ASHP Foundation Adopting Biosimilars Project Virtual Research Panel, 2/10/2022 - 2/23/2022

Outcomes and Value Committee, 8/2021 - 5/2022

Outcomes and Value Committee, 8/2019 - Present

Vizient Pharmacy Practice Advancement Committee (PPAC), 2019 - Present

Health-Systems Specialty Pharmacy Outcomes Research Consortium, 2019 - Present


B.S. Chemistry, University of Utah, United States
Pharm.D., University of Utah, United States
Ph.D., Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Utah, United States
M.B.A., University of Utah, United States