Melanie Dicks, PharmD, MBA, BCACP
Dr. Melanie Dicks is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) where she teaches with a focus on patient-centered care in ambulatory and community settings. She coordinates and teaches in the Community Service-Learning component of the Patient-Centered Care Experience course series. Dr. Dicks also teaches in the Wellness & Health Promotion course. Within the College, she serves on the Academic Performance Committee and advises the UK chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. As a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Dr. Dicks serves at Bluegrass Community Health Center (BCHC) where she is part of an interdisciplinary health care team and approach to provide medication therapy management, collaborative drug therapy management, pharmacotherapy consultation, and other clinical pharmacy services to optimize therapy for patient populations, including those vulnerable and indigent. She also serves as a preceptor for the UKCOP/BCHC PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program.
Dr. Dicks is a 2000 graduate of Kentucky State University, a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, a 2022 graduate of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economics, and was residency-trained at The Ohio State University. Her practice and research interests include the provision of culturally-sensitive care, caring for indigent populations, medication-assisted treatment in substance use disorders, community service-learning, and social entrepreneurship. Dr. Dicks continues with a passion in serving the comprehensive educational needs of pharmacy trainees as well as underserved populations. She strives to advance cultural diversity efforts with hopes of closing health disparity gaps to improve patient outcomes in underserved populations.
- Health Disparities in Underserved Populations
- Culturally-Sensitive Care
- Community Service-Learning
- Medication-Assisted Treatment in Substance Use Disorders
- Social Entrepreneurship
- College Faculty
- Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Bluegrass Community Health Center
- PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
- Doctor of Pharmacy, University Of Kentucky
- Bachelor of Science, Kentucky State University