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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Lee T. Todd, Jr. Bldg, 243

Dr. Duprey received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University, followed by completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois Chicago and a PGY2 critical care/nutrition support specialty residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is recognized as board certified in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Population Health from Northeastern University with a concentration on the Pharmacoepidemiology of Delirium. He also spent two years as a post-doctoral associate and investigator at the Brown University School of Public Health working on issues related to medications and fall-related injuries among older adults residing in nursing homes.

Dr. Duprey's research program focuses on improving medication use for critically ill patients and older adults, with a focus on delirium care. He utilizes his clinical experience and research training to better understand the role medications play in unique syndromes in acutely and critically ill patients. He has a special interest in the role of medications as risk factors, preventative agents, and treatments for intensive care syndromes. Dr. Duprey also has experience studying the effects of pain and analgesia, the role of sedation for critically ill patients, and the impact of sleep within the ICU.

Dr. Duprey is an active member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, the American Delirium Society, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He was recognized in 2020 as one of the two inaugural recipients of the Borten Family Foundation Junior Investigator Award for his contributions to the field of delirium research and to the American Delirium Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Duprey enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, working out, and watching sports.

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Faculty Expertise

  • Delirium
  • Analgesia
  • Sedation
  • Critical Care
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Aging
  • Lower GI Tract Paralysis
  • ICU Sleep
  • Social Media


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Wayne State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Population Health, Northeastern University
  • PGY1 Residency, University of Illinois Chicago
  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care/Nutrition Support, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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.