Kimberly A. Galt, PharmD, PhD, FNAP, FASHP
Kimberly A. Galt, PharmD, PhD, FNAP, FASHP

Kimberly A. Galt, PharmD, PhD, FNAP, FASHP

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Biography

Kimberly Galt, Pharm.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Pharmacy Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry (secondary appointment) and Principal Scientist of the Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety (CHRP), Creighton University.  She earned her Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Michigan in ’78 and ’81, and her PhD in Qualitative, Quantitative, Psychometric and Mixed Methods Research from the Educational Psychology department at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in ‘09.  She is a pharmacist, educator, scientist, program evaluator and program and organizational consultant who frequently works with the state government of Nebraska, federal agencies, health care delivery organizations and national professional associations. She has been involved in projects involving quality and patient safety in the areas of e-prescribing and health informatics, electronic health records, health care policy and access to care issues in rural, particularly in primary care and pharmacy settings.  Undergraduate and graduate students are a regular part of the scholarly and learning efforts of her ongoing research and service.  She formally mentors new faculty, having supported faculty successfully in receiving new investigator awards with federal agencies and professional associations, and National Institutes of Health loan repayment research development programs.  She currently teaches graduate research methods courses in qualitative and mixed methods, and Doctor of Pharmacy program coursework in patient safety and health systems.  She was the first recipient at Creighton University of a federal grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which resulted in succeeding federal awards from the agency.  Dr. Galt was the founding Director of the CHRP (served 2004-14), building the capacity and infrastructure with a career scholarly funding record exceeding a total of 6 million dollars to date.  She has past employment experience in ambulatory clinic, hospital and community practice in both the private sector and Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Galt served two years as Assistant Vice President for Multidisciplinary Health Sciences Research (2012-2014) and simultaneously as the Associate Dean for Research in the Schools of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Nursing, and Dentistry. In the 12 years preceding that she served as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.  
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Galt KA. Developing Clinical Practice Skills for Pharmacists. The American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Maryland, 2006., American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2015
  • Galt, K.A., Galt, M.A. Patient Centered Care for Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Inc., Bethesda, MD, 2012., American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2012
  • Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Gleason, J. M. Key concepts in patient safety, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 1-16, 2009
  • Galt, K. A., Gleason, J. M. Use of evidence to improve patient safety, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 187-206, 2009
  • Gleason, J. M., Galt, K. A. Safety improvement is in systems, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 47-70, 2009
  • Drincic, A., Fuji, K. T., Hoidal, P., Galt, K. A., Abbott, A. A. Safe patient care systems, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 2009
  • Drincic, A., Rule, A. M., Cochran, T., Abbott, A., Harris, B., Mu, Keli Safety improvement is in professional practice, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 29-70, 2009
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Gleason, J. M., McQuillan, R. J. Why things go wrong, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 107, 2009
  • Galt KA, Kalis K. "Preparing a Drug Information Response", The American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Maryland, 1995. (Expert panel 6 peer-reviewers; pp 176)., American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 1995
  • Galt KA. "Analyzing and Recording a Drug Information Request", The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Bethesda, Maryland, 1994. (Expert panel – 23 peer-reviewers; pp. 98), The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 1994

Articles

  • Schoening, A. M., Selde, M. S., Goodman, J. T., Tow, J. C., Selig, C. L., Wichman, C., Cosimano, A., Galt, K. A. Implementing Collaborative Learning in Prelicensure Nursing Curricula: Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes, Nurse Educator, 40, 183?..188, 2015
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A. A Qualitative Study of How Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Use an Electronic Stand-Alone Personal Health Record, Telemedicine and e-Health, 21, 296-300, 2015
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A. An online health informatics elective course for doctor of pharmacy students, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79, Article 41, 2015
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A. A Qualitative Case Study Exploring Nurse Engagement With Electronic Health Records and E-Prescribing, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 2015
  • Bramble, James D., Abbott, Amy A., Fuji, Kevin T., Paschal, Karen A., Siracuse, Mark V., Galt, Kimberly Patient Safety Perspectives of Providers and Nurses: The Experience of a Rural Ambulatory Care Practice Using an EHR With E-prescribing, Journal of Rural Health, 29, 383-391, 2013
  • Raynovich, W., Hums, J., Stuhlmiller, D. F., Bramble, J. D., Kasha, T., Galt, K. Critical care transportation by paramedics: a cross-sectional survey, Air Medical Journal, 32, 280-288, 2013
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Siracuse, M. V., Paschal, K. A., Kasha, T. A. Mixed Methods Case Study: Exploring Safety Issues in Rural Medical Practices Using Electronic Health Records., Health Services Research, 2012
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., Galt, K. A. How baccalaureate nursing students value an interprofessional patient safety course for professional development, International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Nursing, 2012, 401358 (7 pages), 2012
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M., Pachal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. PDA use by physicians: Where do they fit with emerging technologies and use of electronic health records in office practices?, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 3, 163-178, 2012
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, Mark V., Christoffersen, J. S. Electronic health record adoption and use by nebraska pharmacists, Perspectives in health information management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association, 8, 1-9, 2011
  • Fuji, Kevin T., Paschal, Karen A., Galt, Kimberly A., Abbott, Amy A. Pharmacy student attitudes toward an interprofessional patient safety course: an exploratory mixed methods study, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2, 238-247, 2010
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A. E-Prescribing: What Pharmacists and Physicians Should Know, Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 73, 28-32, 2010
  • Bramble, J. D., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T. he Relationship of Physician Practice Characteristics and Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Records., Health Care Management Review, 35, 55-64, 2010
  • Galt, Kimberly A. Patient Safety, ACCESS: Newsletter of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health, 7-8, 2009
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, Kimberly A. Research training skills development for the Doctor of Pharmacy in U.S. schools of pharmacy: A Descriptive Study, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 17, 115-120, 2009
  • Galt, Kimberly A. First Baseline Study of the State of Patient Safety in Nebraska Pharmacyy Published, Nebraska Board of Pharmacy News, 4, 4, 2009
  • Galt, Kimberly A. SPSS text analysis for surveys 2.1 and qualitative and mixed methods analysis, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2, 284-286, 2008
  • Wigle, Patricia R., Hein, Brad, Ellis, Robert, Austin, Orson, Kiesler, Joseph, Galt, Kimberly A. Picking a PPI: It comes down to cost, Journal of Family Practice, 57, 231-236, 2008
  • Alsharif, N. Z., Galt, K. A. Evaluation of an instructional model to teach clinically relevant medicinal chemistry in a campus and a distance pathway, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72, 31, 2008
  • Galt, Kimberly A., Paschal, Karen A., Abbott, A. A., Drincic, Andjela, Siracuse, Mark V., Bramble, J. D., Rule, A. M. Privacy, security, and the national health information network: A mixed methods case sstudy of state level stakeholders awareness, Advances in Health Care, 7, 165-189, 2008
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A. Pharmacists and Health Information Technology: Emerging Issues in Patient Safety, HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum: An Interprofessional Journal on Healthcare Institutions' Ethical and Legal Issues, 20, 259-275, 2008
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Serocca, A. B. Personal health record use by patients as perceived by ambulatory care physicians in Nebraska and South Dakota: a cross-sectional study, Perspectives in health information management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association, 5, 15, 2008
  • Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A. Examining Barriers to Health Information Technology (HIT) Adoption., Advances in Health Care Management, 191-209, 2008
  • Downard, S., Galt, K. A., Reel, A. B. Pharmacists' use of electronic health records: Silent leaders no more, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 47, 680, 2007
  • Rule, A. M., Drincic, A., Galt, K. A. New technology, new errors: how to prime an upgrade of an insulin infusion pump, Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety Joint Commission Resources, 33, 155-162, 2007
  • Berry, A., Bramble, J. D., Galt, K. A., Latta, M. A., Raynovich, W. Pharmacists' Views on Health Care Information Interoperability and Privacy., Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 70, 18-19, 2007
  • Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., O?..Brien, R. L., McQuillan, R. J., Graves, J. K., Harris, B., Mahern, C., Schierton, L. S., Bramble, J. D., Clark, B. E., Gleason, J. M., Hoidal, P., Moores, K., Mu, K., Rule, A. M., Bradberry, J. C., Sonnino, R. E., Gerardi, Description and Evaluation of an Inter-professional Patient Safety Course for Health Professions and Related Sciences Students, Journal of Patient Safety, 2, 207-216, 2006
  • Alsharif, N. Z., Galt, K. A., Mehanna, A., Chapman, R., Ogunbadeniyi, A. M. Instructional model to teach clinically relevant medicinal chemistry, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 70, 91, 2006
  • Galt, K. A., Rule, A. M., Houghton, B., Young, D. Q., Remington, G. Personal digital assistant-based drug information sources: Potential to improve medication safety, Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93, 229-236, 2005
  • Galt, K. A., Rule, A. M., Taylor, W., Siracuse, M. V., Bramble, J. D., Rich, E. C., Young, W. Y., Clark, B. E., Houghton, B. L. Impact of personal digital assistant devices on medication safety in primary care., AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 3, 247-263, 2005
  • Galt, K. A., Rule, A. M., Clark, B. E., Bramble, J. D., Taylor, W., Moores, K. G. Best practices in medication safety ?.. areas for improvement in the primary care physician?..s office., AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 1, 101-129, 2005
  • Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Rule, A. M., Clark, B. E., Taylor, W. Instrument development: physician adoption of hand held computer use., AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 4, 93-108, 2005
  • Galt, K.A. [Review of M. A. Koda-Kimble, L. Y. Young, et al., Applied therapeutics: The clinical use of drugs], American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 69, 40, 2005
  • Galt, K. A., Rule, A. M., Houghton, B. L., Young, D. O., Remington, G. Personal Digital Assistant-Based Drug Information Sources: Potential to Improve Medication Safety., Journal of Medical Library Association, 93, 229-236, 2005
  • Gray, T., Bertch, K., Galt, K. A., Gonyeau, M., Karpiuk, E., Oyen, L., Sudekum, M. J., Vermeulen, L. C. Guidelines for therapeutic interchange ?.. 2004, Pharmacotherapy, 25, 1666-1680, 2005
  • Galt, K. A. Credentialing and privileging for pharmacists, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 61, 661-670, 2004
  • Galt, K. A. Privileging, quality improvement, and accountability, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 61, 659-659, 2004
  • Lust, E., Galt, K. A. Teaching caring: Unexpected benefits of a veterinary therapeutics elective course, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 67, Article 15, 2003
  • Sodorff, M. M., Galt, K. A., Galt, M. A., Turner, P. D., Lambrecht, J. E. Patient perceptions of a proton pump inhibitor therapeutic interchange program across the continuum of care, Pharmacotherapy, 22, 500-512, 2002
  • Galt, K. A., Galt, M. A., Sodorff, M. M., Turner, P., Lambrecht, J. E. Patient-perceived outcomes of an inpatient PPI therapeutic interchange program, Formulary, 36, 340-352, 2001
  • Galt, K. A. The need to define 'care' in pharmaceutical care: An examination across research, practice and education, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 64, 223-233, 2000
  • Sodorff, M. M., Galt, K. A., Galt, M. A. Pharmacists' perceptions of a therapeutic-interchange program, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 57, 999-1000, 2000
  • Galt, K. A., Backes, J., Sondag, L. D. Identifying noncompliance by combining refill audits with telephone follow-up, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 57, 219-220, 2000

Publications

  • Galt, K. A., Galt, M. A. Patient Centered Care for Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 48, 2012
  • Galt, K. A., Gould, K. A., Kasha, T. A., Latta, M. A. CHRP Experts Serve State of Nebraska as Evaluators for Oral Health HRSW Workforce Grant., Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety Newsletter, 2, 2011
  • Galt, K. A. Implementing E.H.R.s Safely in Rural Community Ambulatory Care Offices, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety Newsletter, 2, 2011
  • Galt, K. A., Bramble, J. D., Rule, A. M., Siracuse, M. V., Taylor, W. S. Impact of PDA-based ePrescribing adoption on medication safety in ambulatory care, HCI International 2005, 1-9, 2005

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Contract State of NE HHS Galt (PI) 10/1/2016 - 9/29/2017 Title: Expansion of Nebraska’s Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to translate and disseminate findings from the prior year's work to new organizational sites, and further explore the transferability of the community pharmacies and their associated clinical community partners (clinics, physicians offices) of high functioning/high performing models to other communities in Nebraska. Contract State of NE HHS Galt (PI) 9/1/2015 – 6/29/2016 Title: Community Health Care System Comprehensive State Survey Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to survey primary care providers about their progress and performance in the establishment and sustainability of community health care systems – community linkages that are occurring state-wide. Contract State of NE HHS Galt (PI) 11/1/2015 – 9/29/2016 Title: Nebraska’s Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to explore the structure, process and outcomes of community pharmacies and their associated clinical community partners (clinics, physicians offices) to determine how to improve chronic disease management models in order to scale high functioning/high performing models to other communities in Nebraska. Completed Research Support R24HS18625, AHRQ Galt (PI) 10/1/2009 – 9/30/2013 Title: Creighton Research Infrastructure Program to Achieve Sustainability Project (SUSTAIN). Brief Description: Grant included funding for three competitive team research projects and infrastructure support for scientist development plans and health services research center support. Community Pharmacy Foundation Galt (PI) 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2011 Title: Pharmacists for Patient Safety. Brief Description: Purpose was to build community pharmacy error information sharing network and study its effectiveness. R24-HS018625-03, AHRQ Galt (PI) 10/1/2006 – 9/30/2008 Title: Creighton Health Services Research Development Grant (BRIC) Brief Description: Implement our Institutional Research Infrastructure Development Plan and a nationally competitive and timely research project: Status of HIT in Nebraska: Focus on Electronic Health Records in Physician Offices.