Clinical Associate Professor
- West Virginia University Charleston Campus
- School of Pharmacy
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research
- PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, 2002
Capehart KD. Patient communication: getting the most out of that one-on-one time. In: Schwinghammer TL et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016.
Recommendations for Improving Adult Vaccination Rates and Reporting within Community Pharmacy Practice. Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Adult Immunization Task Force. Sept. 2016. Available at http://pqaalliance.org/images/uploads/files/White%20Paper%20-%20Adult%20Immunization%20Recommendations_FINAL_09_28_2016.pdf.
National Community Pharmacist Association; West Virginia Pharmacy Leadership Award; Roanoke, WV 2014
About Krista Capehart
Krista D. Capehart, PharmD, MSPharm, BCACP,AE-C, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Director of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Capehart completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and later completed a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a focus in drug policy and regulation at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Prior to joining WVU, Dr. Capehart joined the clinical faculty in 2006 at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and was the pharmacist in charge of the PharmUC Patient Care Clinic. Dr. Capehart has focused her practice in community and ambulatory clinical pharmacy, concentrating on improving patient compliance and quality of life through patient counseling and education. She has experience educating patients with asthma, COPD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes about their chronic conditions; providing immunizations; compounding medications; and meeting the special needs of her patients. Dr. Capehart has received multiple award recognitions including the National Community Pharmacist Association West Virginia Pharmacy Leadership Award 2014-2015, the WV Asthma Coalition Asthma Champion 2013, WVPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist 2012, and Teacher of the Year in 2006. She was selected as a Salzburg Global Fellow and participated in the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled "The Drive for Universal Health Coverage: Health Care Delivery Science and the Right to High-Value Health Care" in Austria in 2013. Dr. Capehart also serves as the Assistant Residency Director for the WVU/Kroger community-based pharmacy residency program in Charleston, WV.
Dr. Capehart utilizes her experience in health policy and regulation and clinical experiences to advocate for her patients, the profession of pharmacy, and in her role with the Wigner Institute. The mission of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education, and Research is to advance the practice of pharmacy throughout West Virginia and optimize health outcomes by providing education, training, and resources. She also employs her other areas of interest in Wigner duties by assisting with direct patient care service development, improving health care access in rural areas through expanded pharmacy services, increased patient self-management awareness and knowledge, health literacy, and enhanced counseling opportunities in the community setting.
Grants and Research
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure. May 24-25, 2017. Travel Grant Atlanta, GA.
West Virginia Bureau of Public Health Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease. Increasing Accredited Diabetes Self-management Education (DSME) programs and Cardiovascular trained pharmacists team-based programs in WV community pharmacies. Primary Investigator: Krista Capehart. Funded: $18315.00. June 30, 2016-July 1, 2017.
West Virginia Bureau of Public Health Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease. Provision of Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Primary Investigator: Krista Capehart. Funded: $39993. July 1, 2015-June 29, 2016.
West Virginia Bureau of Public Health Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease. Development of Diabetes and Hypertension Patient Education Sites in Community Pharmacies in WV. Primary Investigator: Krista Capehart. Funded: $19,525. July 1, 2015-June 29, 2016.
WVU Foundation and WVU HSC Office of Interprofessional Education through the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. “Improving Diabetes Screenings Using A Community Pharmacists/Public Health Partnership” Primary Investigator: Krista Capehart. Co-Investigators: Nilanjana Dwibedi and Ranjita Misra. Funded: $10,000. June 22, 2015-June 1, 2016.