Brittany Melton

Brittany Melton

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
The University of Kansas Hospital, Room Wescoe 6012
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS: 4047
Kansas City, KS 66160


  • Ph.D., Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University (2013)
  • Pharm.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2009)
  • B.S., Pharmaceutical Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


While working on her Ph.D., Brittany also earned the graduate certificate in survey research. She practiced in both hospital and community pharmacy settings prior to coming to KU. Melton joined the KU faculty in 2013.

Professional Leadership & Service

  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society


Courses Taught

  • Health Care Systems


Selected Publications

Kiersma ME, Hagemeier N, Chen A, Melton B, Noureldin M, Plake K. A Graduate Student Mentoring Program to Develop Interest in Research. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;76(6): Article 104.


Selected Presentations

Melton B, Seto T, Frazier S, Frederick D. From Practicality to Practitioner: a Perspective on Patient Safety. Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2013

Chen S, Zillich AJ, Melton BL, Saleem JJ, Johnson E, Weiner M, Russell SA, McManus MS, Doebbeling BN, Russ AL. "The Effect of Redesigned Computerized Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts on Medication Errors and Prescribing Efficiency" International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2013

Melton BL, Russ AL, Carlstedt BC, Duke J, Zillich AJ. Development of Beers’ Criteria Clinical Decision Support System for a Computerized Order Entry System. AMIA Symposium Poster. Chicago, Illinois. November 2012

Melton BL, Zillich AJ, Saleem JJ, Russ AL, Tisdale JE, Overholser BR. Usability Testing to Refine a Pharmacogenomic-Guided Warfarin Clinical Decision Support System. AMIA Symposium Poster. Washington, D.C. October 2011

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7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
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4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
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$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
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