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Dr. Ryan teaches neurology and international topics at the College of Pharmacy. She earned her certification in geriatric pharmacy in 1998 and she attained Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist status in 2000. Dr. Ryan was made a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. She was named a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academies of Practice and is a fellow of the University of Kentucky Center for Interprofessional Health Education.

Dr. Ryan serves on the Neurology Standing Committee for the National Quality Forum and is the chair of the Healthcare Safety and Quality Expert Committee for the United States Pharmacopeia. She is a past president of the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science.

She is the director of international professional student education for the College of Pharmacy. She is also the Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiatives for the University of Kentucky. She has received the Rene Holder Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Health Practice and Research Network and the University of Kentucky Global Impact Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievements in Education.



  • Educational Research

  • Neurological Disorders

  • International Education

  • Global Health

  • Interprofessional Education


  • College Faculty

  • Director, International Professional Student Education

  • Assistant Provost, Global Health Initiatives 


  • Master of Public Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health

  • Pharmacy Fellowship in Neurosciences, University of Kentucky

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Duke University Medical Center

  • Bachelor of Arts, Transylvania University

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky

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.