K. Ashley Garling, Pharm.D.

Dr. Ashley Garling

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
President of Capital Area Pharmacist Association
Op-Ed Project National Public Voices Fellow

Dr. Ashley Garling graduated Rho Chi with honors from the MCV/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Her career path went from community pharmacy management, inpatient pharmacy with an oncology focus, to corporate clinical coordinator, and media spokeswoman. She is now a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy where she serves as a communication, media, and patient engagement specialist.

Dr. Garling is the principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI for research projects in community pharmacy settings spanning from telehealth, HIV PrEP, mental health, patient counseling, and medication adherence.  She currently serves as president of the Capital Area Pharmacist Association, Affairs Public Policy Council Member, and Public Policy Council Member of the Texas Pharmacist Association. 

Her career pillars are focused on public activation, empowerment of underheard voices, and health education. In 2020-21, Dr. Garling was awarded the Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award and the 2021 Teaching Excellency Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to diversity, inclusion, and pharmacy education.

Institutional Awards:

  • “Bridging Faith, Building Trust, and Supporting Health: Student-Pharmacist Driven CMRs in the African American Church Community.” Best in Visual Award: 3rd Annual Interprofessional Health Showcase (2021)
  • Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award Winner (2020 – 21)
  • Teaching Excellency Award Recipient (2021)

Professional Awards:

  • Humana Aim for The Stars Adherence and MTM (2017)
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Preceptor of the Year Host institution Wingate University (2015 – 16)
  • Key Employee Incentive Program Excellence Award Recipient, Carolinas Health Systems (2012)
  • PHM 184M Pharmacy Professional Communications (P1)
  • PHM 181R Research Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Preview (P1)
  • PHM 186Q Pharmacy Practice and Patient Counseling (P2)
  • PHM 193V Foundations for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice VI (P3)
  • PHR 693E Advanced Academic Pharmacy Practice (P4 APPE)
  • UGS 302 Introduction to Medications for Future Healthcare Professionals (Undergraduate)
Contact Information
Campus location:
PHR 2.222BA


Twitter: @PharmDarling