Crystal Dawn Obering Burkhardt

School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Associate Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 6007
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 4047
Kansas City, KS 66160

Clinical Associate Professor Crystal Burkhardt earned her Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration at Drake University and completed an ASHP accredited geriatric specialty residency at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Her primary practice site is at the Landon Center on Aging located on the KUMC campus which serves as the primary source for her practice based research.

Teaching Interests

  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Clinical skills

Research Interests

  • Geriatric
  • Pharmcotherapy
  • Medication Appropriateness
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Alzheimer's Disease Parkinson's Disease


(Clinical Practice Service)

Selected Publications

Hume, A. L., Kirwin, J. Bieber, H. L., Couchenour, R. L., Hall, D. L., Kennedy, A. K., LaPointe, N. M., Burkhardt, C. D., Schilli, K. Seaton, T. Trujillo, J. & Wiggins, B. (2012). Improving care transitions: current practice and future opportunities for pharmacists. Pharmacotherapy, 32(11), e326-37. DOI:10.1002/phar.1215

Obering, C. & Batrash, A. (2009). Case Report: Combined Use of Donepezil and Galantamine in Mixed Dementia. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 57, 1934-1935.

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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU