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Chris Delcher
All Faculty
Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Healthy Kentucky Research Bldg, Room 271

Dr. Chris Delcher is an epidemiologist and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Kentucky.  He received his Masters from the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health and his PhD from the University of Florida.    

His research focuses on the epidemiology of prescription drug use from data obtained during medical and pharmacy encounters, understanding the intended and unintended consequences of drug policy and its effects on population health, and enhancing public health surveillance systems in high and low resource environments.





  • Big Data/Large Claims Data
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Substance Use Disorder (Cocaine, Opioids)
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Public Health Surveillance




  • Master of Science, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.