Dr. Holly Divine
Dr. Holly Divine

Associate Professor

Holly Divine, Pharm.D., BCACP, CGP, CDE, FAPhA, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She coordinates the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and is the Residency Program Director for the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program. In addition to her role in experiential education, she teaches and coordinates self-care and endocrine courses in the curriculum. She is a 2015 recipient of the UK Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award and a 2010 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award. Dr. Divine has practiced in ambulatory care for over 15 years and currently provides medication therapy management focusing on diabetes care at Bluegrass Community Health Center, a Federally-Qualified Health Center and an accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home, in Lexington, KY. Previously, she was the co-founder of the PharmacistCARE program, a recipient of the 2008 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Best Practices Award and 2005 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award. Dr. Divine currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Ambulatory Care Specialty Council. In addition to being a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, she is also a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetes Educator.


  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics

Recent Publications

  • Newton Gail, Divine Holly Suzanne. (2015). Chapter 2: Patient Assessment and Consultation.
  • Robertson K, Roberts P, Divine Holly Suzanne. (2014). Evaluating current community pharamcy technician training practices for new employees. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 54, e76-e219.
  • Pendley M, Nau D, Rippetoe Freeman Patricia E., Hanna C, Divine Holly Suzanne. (2014). Impact of a community pharamcist toolkit on high-risk medication use in the elderly. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 54, e76-e219.
  • Mabins Melanie, Divine Holly Suzanne, Gokun Y, Ryan Melody. (2014). Pharmacy Educators' Experience and Views on Academic Dishonesty. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 6, 185-93.
  • New M, Grise W, Hudspeth B, Divine Holly Suzanne. (2014). The pharmacist’s role in worksite immunization services: assessing knowledge, perceptions, and barriers in pharmacist-delivered worksite vaccinations. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 54, e76-e219.
  • Divine Holly Suzanne, Johnson C L. (2014). Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Ketoacidosis. “Disconnected. Chapter 83.
  • Alexander K., Divine Holly Suzanne, Hanna C., Gokun Y., Rippetoe Freeman Patricia E. (2014). Implementation of Personalized Medicine Services in Community Pharmacies: Perceptions of Independent Community Pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc, 54(5), 510-7.
  • Yam F K, Adams Aimee Gelhot, Divine Holly Suzanne, Steinke Dougl. (2013). Clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes: a retrospective analysis of pharmacist-managed diabetes care vs. usual medical care. Pharmacy Practice 2013, 203-210.
  • Divine Holly Suzanne, Hudspeth B, Grise W, Kebodeaux C. (2012). Kebodeaux C, Grise W, Hudspeth B, Divine H. Chain Community Pharmacists’ Willingness, Attitudes, and Barriers in Providing Self-Care Medications and Supplements Recommendations. SelfCare, 3(2), 19-41. selfcarejournal.com/view.abstract.php?id=10070
  • Grise B, Hudspeth B, Divine Holly Suzanne, Hughes Sarah. (2012). An intervention to improve completed targeted intervention programs in a medication therapy management service. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association,, 52(2), 164. japha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1044016