Skip to main
Skip to main
University-wide Navigation
Doug Oyler
All Faculty
Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Healthy Kentucky Research Building, Room 267

Dr. Oyler is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. He has collaborated with the Kentucky Hospital Association, KASPER, and numerous other state and local entities to improve opioid use throughout the state. His work in opioid stewardship has been featured in Drug and Alcohol Dependents, the Journal of Opioid Management, and the Journal of the American Dental Association, among others. He has served as primary or co-investigator on sponsored projects from NIDCR, NIDA, FDA, USDOJ, including the $87M HEALing Communities Study.

Dr. Oyler graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2010, where he then completed a pharmacy practice residency, a critical care specialty residency, and a fellowship in academia. He remains involved in both the graduate and professional programs at UKCOP.



  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Prescription Drug Misuse


  • College Faculty
  • Director, UK Healthcare Office of Opioid Safety


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UK Healthcare
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care, UK Healthcare
  • Academic Fellowship, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

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.