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Susanne G Barnett

Associate Professor (CHS)


Dr. Barnett's scholarship is motivated by identified areas of improvement in the classroom and within her clinical practice site.  Her research relies on quality improvement and assurance processes to guide antimicrobial stewardship and teaching practices. 

Service to the School: 

Scholarships Committee, chair     

Experiential Learning Program (ELP) Committee, member

Quality Review Committee (QRC), member


Service external to the School:

Federal Practitioner, Editorial Advisory Association member

Peer reviewer: American Journal of Pharmaceutical EducationCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Federal Practitioner, Teaching and Learning in Medicine


Susie joined the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 2008 as a coordinator for the second-year Doctor of Pharmacy student Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences. She also coordinates the labs in the Integrated Pharmacotherapy Skills Lab series. Susie received her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin in 2004. After graduation she completed a PGY-1 residency with Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, WI.

Notable work:

  • Dr. Barnett was appointed to the Federal Practitioner Editorial Advisory Association in February 2018. Susie has directed the Pharmacy Notes column for Federal Practitioner since 2015.


  • Dr. Barnett and colleagues Drs. Gallimore and Porter were awarded the Rufus A. Lyman Award in July 2017 for the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE) in 2016.

Professional Interests:

Susie's practice experience has been inpatient with a focus on critical care medicine and infectious diseases. She currently practices at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Madison and is involved with antimicrobial stewardship efforts. Her research interests focus on educational based scholarship and improving the health literacy of patients through adequate training and awareness of healthcare professionals.


  • PharmD 2004 - UW-Madison
  • General Practice Res 2005 - Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee

Course Coordination: 

728-525 and 728-526 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences III and IV

728-559 Introduction to Antimicrobial Pharmacotherapy (elective course)

728-653 Pharmacotherapy Skills Lab

728-671 Introduction to Academic Teaching (elective course)


Teaching: Lecturer/Lab/Simulation Coordinator:

728-125 Exploring Pharmacy I, panelist

728-305 Consumer Self-Care and Over-the-Counter Drugs, lecturer

728-654 Pharmacotherapy Skills Lab, lab coordinator

728-655 Pharmacotherapy, lecturer

728-656 Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, lecturer

728-677 Seminars in Cardiology, interprofessional simulation coordinator

Basic Life Support Instructor

Clinical Practice:

Dr. Barnett is an Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital.  She has been practicing there since 2010. 

Highlighted Publications:
  • Gidal A, Barnett S. Risk factors associated with multidrug-resistant pneumonia in nonhospitalized patients.  Fed Pract. 2018; 35(1):16-18. Corresponding author: Barnett S. 
  • Geiger B, Barnett S.  The role of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus polymerase chain reaction nasal swabs in clinical decision making. Fed Pract. 2017;34(8):51-54. Corresponding author: Barnett S.
  • Barnett SG, Nagy MW, Hakim R.  Integration and assessment of the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation framework into a pharmacotherapy skills laboratory for interprofessional communication and documentation.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2017;9(5):794-801.
  • Legenza L, Barnett S, Rose W.  Vaccines in development for the primary prevention of Clostridium difficile. JAPhA. 2017;57(4):547-549. 
  • Porter AL, Barnett SG, Gallimore CE. Development of a holistic assessment plan to evaluate a four-semester laboratory course series. Am J Pharm Ed.  2017;81(2). Article 33. 
  • Gallimore C, Porter A, Barnett S.  Development and application of a stepwise assessment process for rational redesign of sequential skill-based courses.  Am J Pharm Ed. 2016;80(8).  Article 136.
    • This paper was awarded the 2017 Rufus A. Lyman Award for best paper published in 2016.
  • Kuecker C, Barnett S.  The role of fidaxomicin in Clostridium difficile Infection. Fed Pract. 2016;33(5):46-48.Corresponding author: Barnett S. article=504113
  • Barnett SG, Gallimore CE, Pitterle M, Morrill J.  Impact of a paper vs virtual simulated patient case on student-perceived confidence and engagement.  Am J Pharm Ed.  2016;80(1).  Article 16.   
  • Hakim R, Barnett S.  The role of procalcitonin in the management of infectious diseases.  Fed Pract.  2015:32(12):52,54. Corresponding author: Barnett S. 
  • O’Reilly K, Barnett S.  Assessment of Staphylococcus aureus MIC and Poor Patient Outcomes.  Fed Pract.  2015;32:26-27. Corresponding author: Barnett S. 
  • Hakim R, Barnett S.  Antimicrobial dosing for empiric and documented Pseudomonas.  Fed Pract.  2015;32(6):23-24. Corresponding author: Barnett S.
  • Barnett S, Gallimore C, Porter A, Kopacek K.  Evaluation of electronic SOAP note grading and feedback.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.  2014;6(4):516-526. 
  • Lis J, Martin B, Margolis A, Barnett S, Kopacek K.  Evaluation of a required teaching rotation for pharmacy residents at a school of pharmacy.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.  2014;6:158-166. 
  • Gallimore C, Barnett SG, Porter AL, Kopacek KJ.  Evaluation of pharmacotherapy laboratory revisions implemented to reduce cost.  Am J Pharm Ed.  2012;74(4). Article 67.
  • Barnett SG, Kaske B.  Impact of a health literacy presentation during an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.  2012;4:39-45.
    • This paper was highlighted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as follows: AHRQ Health Literacy Tool Helps University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Educate Students and Community Pharmacists: Prevention and Care Management, 2013. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.