Dr. Stephanie Kourtakis joined Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences. She currently serves as course coordinator and lead instructor in the second-year patient assessment and self-care series and director of interprofessional education (IPE).
Dr. Kourtakis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, MI. She completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA, and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Kourtakis is a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.
Dr. Kourtakis currently practices as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHS-MC). At RUHS, she serves as a preceptor for fourth-year student pharmacists in the family medicine practice setting with emphasis in diabetes management, medication therapy management, and geriatric care.
Dr. Kourtakis is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, and Phi Lambda Sigma – Pharmacy Leadership Society. She serves as a faculty advisor for the KGI chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and the KGI California Pharmacy Student Leadership (CAPSLEAD) team.
Her research interests include the science of teaching and learning and diabetes outcomes.
- Kourtakis, S.L., Joseph, T., Hale, G., Moreau, C. “Impact of pharmacists on 30-day readmission in post-discharge patients in the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) primary care setting” ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, Florida Dec. 6 2017. (Poster Presentation)
- Kourtakis, S.L., Kinsey, J.D., Chapman, L.G. “Retrospective study of pneumococcal vaccination rates with regard to comprehensive medication review (CMR) completion status and risk factors in the community pharmacy setting” ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada Dec. 7 2016. (Poster Presentation)