Lakesha M Butler

Lakesha M Butler, Pharm.D.

Clinical Professor

Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice
Business Phone: (352) 733-1803
Business Email: lakeshabutler@ufl.edu

About Lakesha M Butler

Dr. Butler serves as a clinical professor within the department of pharmacy education and practice at the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining UF, Dr. Butler was the director of diversity, equity and inclusion and a clinical professor of pharmacy practice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Dr. Butler’s collaborative leadership and impact span broadly at the institutional level, nationally and in the community. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, presented nationally at numerous conferences and keynote address invitations, and has been nationally recognized for her work as the 2022 Becker’s Hospital Review top 40 health system diversity and inclusion executives to know. Her professional and research interests include health equity, social drivers of health, cultural humility, under-resourced communities, emotional intelligence and leadership development. Her personal brand statement is “I use my innovative strategies, courageous influence, compassionate heart and effective communication to serve, lead, educate and inspire others to develop, transform and succeed.”

Dr. Butler received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has received extensive training in the areas of culture, belonging and inclusive excellence.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2023-2025
PHA5726 Health Disparities, Health Equity, and Pharmacy

Publications

2023
Exploring Trends in Social Vulnerability for Pharmacy Students at a Large Public University.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 87(12) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajpe.2023.100551. [PMID] 37336326.
2023
Taking Action Towards Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Pharmacy Curriculum and Continuing Professional Development.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 87(2) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe8902. [PMID] 35470170.
2023
Using Emotional Intelligence as a Framework for Students’ Professional Identity Formation.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 87(12) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajpe.2023.100569. [PMID] 37419387.
2022
Acknowledging the intersection of gender inequity and racism: Identifying a path forward in pharmacy.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 79(8):696-700 [DOI] 10.1093/ajhp/zxab461. [PMID] 34864836.
2022
Evidence and Strategies for Including Emotional Intelligence in Pharmacy Education.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 86(10) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe8674. [PMID] 34697015.
2022
Impact of summer healthcare diversity camp on students’ interest and pursuit of healthcare careers.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 14(3):318-324 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2022.01.012. [PMID] 35307091.
2022
Strategies for Incorporating Health Disparities and Cultural Competency Training into the Pharmacy Curriculum and Co-curriculum.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 86(3) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe8631. [PMID] 35027357.
2021
Conceptualizing Social Ecological Model in Pharmacy to Address Racism as a Social Determinant of Health.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 85(9) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe8584. [PMID] 34301555.
2021
Holding pharmacy educators accountable in the wake of the anti-racism movement: A call to action.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 13(10):1261-1264 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2021.07.008. [PMID] 34521517.
2021
Serving as Trusted Messengers about COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 113(1):6-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jnma.2021.01.003. [PMID] 33583497.
2021
Ten recommendations to increase Black representation within pharmacy organization leadership.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 78(10):896-902 [DOI] 10.1093/ajhp/zxab077. [PMID] 33954422.
2021
The Rx-HEART Framework to Address Health Equity and Racism Within Pharmacy Education.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 85(9) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe8590. [PMID] 34301560.
2020
Assessment of a multi-institution integration of cultural competency activities.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 12(5):517-523 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.01.007. [PMID] 32336447.
2020
Systemic Racism: Pharmacists’ Role and Responsibility.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 84(11) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe8418. [PMID] 34283759.
2020
Systemic racism: Pharmacists’ role and responsibility.
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 60(6):e43-e46 [DOI] 10.1016/j.japh.2020.09.003. [PMID] 33032946.
2018
Assessing Pharmacists’ Knowledge of Halal Medications to Support the Health Beliefs of Patients.
Innovations in pharmacy. 9(2):1-7 [DOI] 10.24926/iip.v9i2.1350. [PMID] 34007703.
2015
Design and evaluation of interprofessional cross-cultural communication sessions.
Journal of interprofessional care. 29(6):622-7 [DOI] 10.3109/13561820.2015.1051215. [PMID] 26652635.
2015
U300 Insulin Glargine: A Novel Basal Insulin for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
The Journal of pharmacy technology : jPT : official publication of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians. 31(5):234-242 [DOI] 10.1177/8755122515584193. [PMID] 34860934.
2010
Active-learning strategies to develop health literacy knowledge and skills.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 74(8) [PMID] 21179248.
2009
A cultural competency course for pharmacy students.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 73(5) [PMID] 19777096.

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 733-1803
Emails:
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Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100014
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1200 Newell Drive, R1-118
GAINESVILLE FL 32601