Karen K. O'Brien, PharmD
Karen K. O'Brien, PharmD

Karen K. O'Brien, PharmD

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Sciences

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Creighton University

Certifications

Licensed Pharmacist, State of Nebraska: License # 8892 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certificate American Pharmacists Association (APhA) AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Certified Disease Manager in Diabetes National Institute for Standards in Pharmacy Credentialing (NISPC) Diabetes Patient Care for Pharmacists Certificate University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Pharmacy Partners in Diabetes Care Certificate Washington State University College of Pharmacy and the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • O'Brien KK, Choch AWY, Shea JL. An Overview of Hypoglycemia., U.S. Pharmacist, 37 (6), 50-56, 2012
  • Tilleman, Jennifer, Coover, Kelli L., Blythe, Elaine, Doll, Joy, O'Brien, Karen, Ryan Haddad, Ann Service-learning incorporated into early practice experience, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 4, 292-297, 2012
  • Chock AWY, O'Brien KK, Stading JA, Shea JL. Educating Community Pharmacists about Stroke Risks and Primary Stroke Prevention, U.S. Pharmacist, 36, 67-77, 2011
  • Opere CA, O'Brien KK, Shea JL. Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy., US Pharmacist, 2011:36 Article 4, 46-52, 2011
  • O'Brien KK, Chock AWY, Opere, CA. An Overview of Glaucoma Management for Pharmacists., U.S. Pharmacist, 2010,35 CE Article 4, 52-61, 2010

Publications

  • O'Brien, KK, Opere CA. Managed care strategies for improving clinical and cost outcomes in ocular surface health. Power Pak, Postgraduate Healthcare Education LLC, http://www.naccme.com/index.php?q=program/2011-441/post/., publication, 2011
  • Opere CA, O'Brien KK, Shea Jl. Glaucoma: Best practices for enhancing patient adherence. Power Pak, Postgraduate Healthcare Education LLC. http://www.powerpak.com/customcourses/107641/deafult.asp, publication, 2011

Presentations

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, “Pharmacist’s Role in a Dental Clinic: Establishing an Interprofessional Education Site.” Johnson K, Shaner J, O’Brien K, Begley K, Castillo S, Stevens B. (Poster Presentation), 2016
  • American Dental Education Association Annual Session, Denver, CO, “Pharmacist’s Role in a Dental Clinic: Establishing an Interprofessional Education Site.” Johnson K, Shaner J, O’Brien K, Begley K, Castillo S, Stevens B. (Poster Presentation), 2016
  • Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, Lincoln, NE, “Exploring the Gender Shift in Pharmacy.” Castillo S, Begley K, O’Brien K, Henriksen J. (Poster Presentation), 2013
  • Creighton University-SPAHP, Omaha, NE. APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. Alicia Vanden Bosch, Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien, Laura K. Viereck, Shana L. Castillo., 2012
  • Creighton University-SPAHP, Omaha, NE. APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. Karen K. O'Brien, Linda K. Ohri, Laura K. Viereck, Shana L. Castillo., 2012
  • Immunize Nebraska Annual Conference 2012, Omaha, NE, “Promoting Tdap Immunization in Community Pharmacies.” McClure AM, O’Brien K, Ohri L, Williams DA, Ashong CN, Vogel WL. (Poster Presentation), 2012
  • Creighton University-SPAHP, Omaha, NE. APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien, Alicia Van Bosch, Laura K. Viereck, Vicki Sunderman., 2012
  • American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, “Promoting Tdap Immunization in Community Pharmacies.” McClure AM, O’Brien K, Ohri L, Williams DA, Ashong CN, Vogel WL. (Poster Presentation), 2012
  • Creighton University-SPAHP, Omaha, NE. Current Topics in Pharmacy-Delivered Immunization Services. Alumni Weekend Continuing Education Program. Presented: Promoting and Providing Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccination in Community Pharmacies. Karen K. O'Brien, Contributed to a Q & A Panel. Linda K. Ohri, Karen K O'Brien, Vicki Sunderman, Marty J. Feltner., 2011
  • Creighton University-SPAHP, Omaha, NE. APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery. Linda K. Ohri, Karen O'Brien, Laura K. Viereck, Vicki Sunderman., 2011
  • B & R Pharmacies, Lincoln, NE. APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien., 2011
  • NACCME teleconference presentation for managed care physicians and pharmacists in the US. Presented: Managed care strategies for improving clinical and cost outcomes in ocular surface health, and contributed to a Q & A Panel. Karen K. O'Brien, Catherine A. Opere, William J. Cardarelli., 2011
  • Immunize Nebraska Annual Conference 2011, Omaha, NE, "Documenting Expansion of Immunization Services and Promoting Tdap Access in Metro Omaha Pharmacies." McClure AM, Ashong CN, Vogel WL, O'Brien KK, Ohri LK, Spencer WJ. (Poster Presentation), 2011
  • Immunize Nebraska Annual Conference 2011, Omaha, NE, “Utilizing local and published minority adult immunization rate data to guide health promotion and advocacy efforts.” Van Dyke C, Wiggins M, Ohri LK, O'Brien KK, Vanden Bosch AC (Poster Presentation), 2011
  • Creighton University Research Day/St. Albert's Day, Omaha, NE, "Documenting Expansion of Immunization Services and Promoting Tdap Access in Metro Omaha Pharmacies." McClure AM, Ashong CN, Vogel WL, O'Brien KK, Ohri LK, Spencer WJ. (Poster Presentation), 2011
  • Creighton University Research Day/St. Albert's Day, Omaha, NE, "Utilizing local and published minority adult immunization rate data to guide health promotion and advocacy efforts." Carin Van Dyke, Megan Wiggins, Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien. (Poster Presentation), 2011
  • American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, “Utilizing local and published minority adult immunization rate data to guide health promotion and advocacy efforts.” Van Dyke C, Wiggins M, Ohri LK, O'Brien KK, Vanden Bosch AC. (Poster Presentation), 2011
  • Creighton University-SPAHP, Omaha, NE APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery. Linda K. Ohri, Karen O'Brien, Alicia Vanden Bosch, Vicki Sunderman., 2011
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, “An Experiential Model of Pharmacy & Dentistry Partners Promoting Health in Underserved Populations.” O'Brien KK, Norman KA, Ohri LK. (Poster Presentation), 2010
  • Immunize Nebraska Annual Conference, Omaha, NE, "A Coalition and University Partnership to Document Engagements and Conduct Assessments." Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien, Alicia Vanden Bosch (Poster Presentation), 2010
  • St. Albert's Day Research Forum, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, "A Coalition and University Partnership to Document Engagements and Conduct Assessments." Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien, Alicia Vanden Bosch (Poster Presentation), 2010
  • National Immunization Conference (CDC), Atlanta, GA, "A Coalition and University Partnership to Document Engagements and Conduct Assessments." Linda K. Ohri, Karen K. O'Brien, Alicia Vanden Bosch (Poster Presentation), 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Immunization and Promoting Public Health Initiatives Ocular Health Topics Interprofessional Education for Healthcare Students

Current Research Projects

  • Immunization and Promoting Public Health Initiatives Ocular Health Topics Interprofessional Education for Healthcare Students

Awards and Honors

  • National Medical Reserve Corps Ambassador Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Educator of the Year, 2010