Meet kristen bunnell, PharmD, BCCCP

"My goal as an educator is not only to provide knowledge that transcends the scope of a textbook, but also to foster skills that students will need to be competent future clinicians. Since we can’t always bring the class to the bedside, this is best accomplished by bringing the bedside to the classroom- ultimately, optimizing patient outcomes is the foundation of our practice."

Kristen Bunnell, PharmD

Kristen Bunnell, PharmD, BCCCP

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences





Kristen Bunnell, PharmD, BCCCP, joined the MCW Pharmacy School as an Assistant Professor in July 2017. Prior to her appointment, she was a research fellow in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Bunnell’s postgraduate training included a pharmacy practice residency and specialty residency in critical care, and she practiced for several years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the trauma/burn intensive care unit at an academic health system in Rhode Island prior to her fellowship. Her clinical and research interests include critical care, infectious diseases, HIV management in the acute care and ambulatory settings, pain management, and emergency medicine.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - Northeastern University


Fellowship, Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy - University of Illinois at Chicago


PGY-2 Critical Care Specialty Residency - Virginia Commonwealth University


PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Seton Family of Hospitals and the University of Texas at Austin


Teaching Certificate - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy




Clinical Research Methods certificate program - University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health


Board Certification in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy - Board of Pharmacy Specialties


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - American Heart Association


Registered Pharmacist - Illinois, Texas

  Research Interests
  • Pharmacokinetic alterations in critical illness, obesity, renal impairment, and renal replacement therapy
  • Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Pain, agitation, and delirium in the intensive care unit