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Dr. Vernon is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. She graduated from Purdue University with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 and subsequently completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency in ambulatory care at Veteran Health Indiana. During her PGY2 residency, she created the role of a women's health pharmacist at the VA. She served in this role after residency before joining the faculty at Butler in 2017. Dr. Vernon was initially co-funded between Butler and Veteran Health Indiana, where she served as a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Indiana University School of Medicine internal medicine residency clinic. Dr. Vernon now is campus-based faculty, teaching law and policy. She also serves as the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Co-director for the VA and Butler program.
Dr. Vernon is a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner and is also certified in both ambulatory care and pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. In 2019, she was named the Outstanding Pharmacy Practice Faculty by the graduating class, the Indiana Pharmacist Association's Distinguished Young Pharmacist, and she also received the inaugural American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network Advocacy Award. She currently serves as the chair of the Indiana Pharmacists Association Legislative & Regulatory Council. Dr. Vernon was named the 2021 American Pharmacists Association Good Government Pharmacist of the Year Award. She also is a faculty member for the Federal Health Partners Pharmacy Board Certification Course and Veterans Health Administration Women's Health Mini-Residency. Her research interests include advocacy initiatives, pharmacy practice advancement, regulatory affairs, pharmacist prescriptive authority, and women's health.