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Susanne G Barnett, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor (CHS)
Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE) for the School of Pharmacy


Dr. Barnett's scholarship is motivated by identified areas of improvement in uniprofessional and interprofessional classroom settings 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 and University:

Interprofessional Education Committee, SOP, Chair
Scholarships Committee, member 
Coordinating Committee Academic Programs, member   
Experiential Learning Program (ELP) Committee, member
Experiential Advisory Committee, member
Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CIPE), Champions Committee, member
Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CIPE), Scholarships sub-committee, member
UWHC Clinical Simulation Center Champions Advisory Board, member
UWHC Clinical Simulation Center – Sim Prioritization Task Force, 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 and as an Integrated Pharmacotherapy Laboratory coordinator. 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 is focused on inpatient antimicrobial stewardship 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 the scholarship of teaching and learning.


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

Susie and Dr. Portillo were awarded the 2018 Laboratory Innovation and Teaching Excellence (LITE) Award for the submission of Use of a Video Modeling Framework to Teach Pharmacy Care Skills.
The LITE award recognizes members of the American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group (LabSIG) for teaching in the laboratory setting. Recipients were honored during the 2018 AACP Annual Meeting.

Susie was also inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Academy as a Teaching Fellow in 2015.

Course Coordination: 

728-467 Interprofessional Collaborative Care in HIV (elective course)
728-526 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences II
728-463 Professional Development & Engagement II
728-464 Professional Development &. Engagement III

Teaching: Lecturer/Lab/Simulation Coordinator:

728-125 Exploring Pharmacy I, panelist
728-461 Pathways in Pharmacy Practice, IPE coordinator
728-656 Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, lecturer

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. 

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program – Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (2013)
  • Board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)
Highlighted Publications:
  • Maes MM, Barnett SG, Porter A. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Curriculum integration with Purpose: A call to action for pharmacy education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2024:88(4)100682. 
  • Barnett SG, Maes MM, Portillo E, Shah S. Instrument development to determine student self-efficacy to present a patient to a pharmacy preceptor (4P). Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2023;15(5):455-460.
  • Porter AL, Margolis A, Pitterle ME, Gallimore C, Barnett SG, Portillo E, Maes ML, Shah S, Walbrandt Pigarelli DL, Janetski B, Martin B. Associating student performance in pharmacy practice didactic and skills-based courses with advanced pharmacy practice experience. Am J Pharm Educ. 2023;87(3). Article 8988. 
  • Barnett SG, Campbell KK, Kechele LM, Lasarev M, Przybylski E, Tranel G, Zorek JA, Hess J. Health disparities early-learner simulation to improve interprofessional competencies. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2022;29:100572. 
  • Felkner R, Barnett SG, Misch EA, Safdar N, Balasubramanian P. Antimicrobial stewardship in solid organ transplantation: Perspective from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Transpl Infect Dis. 2022;24:e13948. 
  • Barnett SG, Allen SM, Duric Kachlic M, Goliak KL, Chen JS, Bastianelli KMS, Dula CAC, Matthews DE, Knockel LE, Volino LR, Lasarev MR, Reist JC. Determination of interrater reliability of a universal evaluator rubric to assess pharmacy student communication skills. Am J Pharm Educ. 2022;86:(1). Article 8544. 
  • Ascione F, Najjar G, Barnett SG, Benkert M, Ludwig D, Doll J, Gallimore C, Pandey J, Zorek J. A preliminary exploration of the impact of accreditation on interprofessional education using a modified Delphi analysis. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2021, 100466. 
  • Quinn C, Barnett SG*. Revisions to a patient presentations curricula informed by longitudinal evaluation of student confidence. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(10):1363-1369. 
  • Gallimore C, Porter A, Barnett S, Portillo E, Zorek J. A state-level needs analysis of community pharmacy point-of-care testing. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2021;61(3):E93-E98. 
  • Barnett SG, Porter A, Allen S, Bastianelli KMS, Chen JS, Djuric Kachlic M, Gallimore C, Goliak KL, Reist JC.  Expert consensus to finalize a universal evaluator rubric to assess pharmacy students’ communication skills. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(12):848016. DOI: 
  • Meyer J, Lata P, Barnett S. Continued dosing of oritavancin for complicated Gram-positive infections. Fed Pract. 2020;37(11):502-505. 
  • Porter AL, Portillo EC, Gallimore CE, Zorek JA, Barnett SG. Let external stakeholders be your guide. Am J Pharm Ed. 2020;84(8):ajpe8021. DOI:
  • Barnett SG, Lata P, Kavalier M, Crnich C, Balasubramanian P.  Antibiotic assessment at hospital discharge – Room for stewardship intervention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020;41(2):209-211.
  • Pedretti Z, Chen J, Barnett S. Tedizolid use in immunocompromised patients. Fed Pract. 2018; 35(7):8-11.
  • Gidal A, Barnett S. Risk factors associated with multidrug-resistant pneumonia in nonhospitalized patients.  Fed Pract. 2018; 35(1):16-18. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.