Meet Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

"My main priorities as a practitioner and teacher are to provide high quality, culturally competent patient care and pharmacy education to my patients and students. With the field of pharmacy constantly evolving, it is imperative for student pharmacists to focus on life-long learning and develop critical thinking skills to contribute as active members of the healthcare team. I strive to provide valuable feedback to continually improve the educational experience and create learners who strive to make a difference in the lives of their patients and the community."

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Director of Ambulatory Care Practice Advancement, Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences

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Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP joined the School of Pharmacy on August 1, 2016 as an Associate Professor. Previously, Dr. Lor was an Associate Professor at Touro University California College of Pharmacy in Vallejo, CA and Interim Director of Pharmacy at OLE Health a safety net clinic in Napa, CA. She is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist. Dr. Lor is a Native Hmong speaker with proficiency in Spanish. The American Pharmacist Association noted her unique consultation skills and she was selected as the One-to-One Patient Counseling Recognition Awardee. Dr. Lor’s public health research interests include medication adherence, comprehensive medication management and herbal medicines. She was selected as a Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Scholar in 2012 and completed extensive research training at Columbia University. She has more than 6 years of teaching experience and 4 years of leading the Resident Research Seminar. Dr. Lor earned her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a one year post-graduate clinical pharmacy residency training at Westside Community Health Services with the University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Residency Program.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy

 

Selected Scholar, Health Equity Leadership Institute - University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health,  Collaborative Center for Health Equity & University of Maryland-College Park, School of Public Health, Maryland Center for Health Equity, Madison, WI.

 

Selected Scholar, Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
Comparative Effectiveness Research, Columbia University, New York, NY

 

PGY-1 Residency with Emphasis in Ambulatory Care - University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
West Side Community Health Services - Eastside Family Clinic, St. Paul, MN
May Xia Lo, PharmD, BCPS, Dan Rehraurer, PharmD, BCPS

 

Managed Care Internship - Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy/Pfizer
Health Partners, Bloomington, MN
Peter Marshall, PharmD, and Vyvy Vo, PharmD

 

Certifications

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) - American Colleges of Pharmacy

 

Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services Certificate - American Pharmacist Association

 

Immunizations Train-the-Trainer Certificate - American Pharmacist Association

 

Immunization Certificate - American Pharmacist Association

 

Tobacco Cessation Certificate - University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

  Research Interests
  • Complementary Health Approaches
  • Herbal Medicines
  • Underserved Populations
  • Minority Health (Hmong and Hispanic/Latino Communities)
  • Health Literacy
  • Communication
  • Cultural Competency
  • Medication Regimen Complexity
  • Comprehensive Medication Management
  • Medication Therapy Management