Brittany Melton

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
(913) 588-5392
The University of Kansas Hospital
Room Wescoe 6012


Assistant Professor Brittany Melton earned a B.S. in pharmaceutical science and a Pharm.D. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 2009.  She earned a Ph.D. in pharmacy practice from Purdue in 2013. While working on her Ph.D., she also earned the graduate certificate in survey research. She practiced in both hospital and community pharmacy settings prior to coming to KU. Melton joined the KU faculty in 2013. Her research interests include informatics, human-computer interaction, patient/medication safety and medication alert design.

Courses and Rotations

  • Health Care Systems

Professional Leadership and Service

  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society


  • Informatics, Patient/Medication Safety and Interface Design

Selected Publications

  • Kiersma ME, Hagemeier N, Chen A, Melton B, Noureldin M, Plake K. A Graduate Student Mentoring Program to Develop Interest in Research. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;76(6): Article 104.

Selected Presentations

  • Melton B, Seto T, Frazier S, Frederick D. From Practicality to Practitioner: a Perspective on Patient Safety. Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2013
  • Chen S, Zillich AJ, Melton BL, Saleem JJ, Johnson E, Weiner M, Russell SA, McManus MS, Doebbeling BN, Russ AL. "The Effect of Redesigned Computerized Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts on Medication Errors and Prescribing Efficiency" International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2013
  • Melton BL, Russ AL, Carlstedt BC, Duke J, Zillich AJ. Development of Beers’ Criteria Clinical Decision Support System for a Computerized Order Entry System. AMIA Symposium Poster. Chicago, Illinois. November 2012
  • Melton BL, Zillich AJ, Saleem JJ, Russ AL, Tisdale JE, Overholser BR. Usability Testing to Refine a Pharmacogenomic-Guided Warfarin Clinical Decision Support System. AMIA Symposium Poster. Washington, D.C. October 2011

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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