Suzanne C Harris, Pharm.D.

UNC Hospital Region Experiential Director Clinical Assistant Professor

Suzanne Harris is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, director of UNC Hospital Region Experiential Program, and a clinical pharmacy specialist in psychiatry with UNC Hospital and Clinics.

Harris teaches in both the didactic and experiential settings at UNC. Her clinical practice will be working in the UNC Outpatient Psychiatry Clinics where she will be involved with the psychiatric medication management of patients making the transition from inpatient acute care to the outpatient setting. Her other career interests involve student development and experiential training, interdisciplinary training, and innovative practice models and teaching strategies. She is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist and is pursuing her clinical pharmacy practitioner status.

Publications

  • Harris S C*, Robbins B V, Testosterone Replacement in Male Patient with Treatment-Resistant Depression and Hypogonadism. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists 2013 Poster Abstracts. Journal of Pharmacy Practice (accepted for publication for June 2013)
  • Shah V, Harris S C*, et al. Rate of Readmission to a State Psychiatric Hospital for Patients Previously Discharged on an Antipsychotic Long-Acting Injectable Agent. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists 2012 Poster Abstracts. Journal of Pharmacy Practice April 2012 25: 257-301
  • Harris S C*, Mattox B, Clozapine-Rechallenge Resulting in Agranulocytosis: Treatment with Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF). College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists 2010 Poster Abstracts. Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2010: 23: 153-187.
  • A Keller*, S Harris. Implementation of Metabolic Monitoring Guidelines in an Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in Patients Receiving Antipsychotic Medications. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists 2008 Poster Abstracts.Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008 21: 65-107.
  • J Bertino*, S Harris, A Corbett. Effects of optimal medication therapy management of depression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients on associated virological and immunological outcomes. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists 2008 Poster Abstracts. Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008 21:65-107.

Presentations

  • Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAI): Is There a Role in Early Stages of Schizophrenia? Presentation to PACE faculty, February 2013
  • Antipsychotic Metabolism, Presentation to psychiatrists and nurses in mental health centers, Chatanoogo, TN, February 2009 and Nashville, TN, November 2008
  • The Truth About Behavioral Disorders in Children, Continuing Education for Wake AHEC Symposium, Raleigh, NC, September 2007

Select Poster Presentations

  • Harris S C*, Robbins B V, Testosterone Replacement in Male Patient with Treatment-Resistant Depression and Hypogonadism. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting. April 2013, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Shah V*, Harris S C, et al. Rate of Readmission to a State Psychiatric Hospital for Patients Previously Discharged on an Antipsychotic Long-Acting Injectable Agent. Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. December 2011, New Orleans, LA.
  • Harris S C*, Mattox B, Clozapine-Rechallenge Resulting in Agranulocytosis: Treatment with Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF). College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting. April 2010, San Antonio, TX.
  • Keller A*, Harris S C, Implementation of Metabolic Monitoring Guidelines in an Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in Patients Receiving Antipsychotic Medications. South Eastern Residency Conference. April 2008, Athens, GA.
  • Bertino J*, Harris S C, Corbett A, Effects of optimal medication therapy management of depression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients on associated virological and immunological outcomes. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting. April 2008, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Doctor of pharmacy in 2002 from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy at Austin
  • Completed a one-year psychiatric specialty residency with Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region