Tyler Kiles, Pharm.D., BC-ADM

Dr. Tyler Kiles wearing a suit jacket and smiling.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Tyler Marie Kiles comes to the College of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy in Memphis, TN, where she was Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program for four years. 

Dr. Kiles received her PharmD from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2016 and completed a PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency with Mercer College of Pharmacy and Rite Aid in Atlanta, GA. After residency, Dr. Kiles was an Assistant Manager with Kroger Pharmacy in Houston, TX. Dr. Kiles is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM), and she joined UTHSC in Fall 2019 after completing a post-doctoral Academic Fellowship with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.  Her areas of interest and expertise include community pharmacy, social determinants of health, scholarship of teaching and learning, and diversity equity and inclusion. 

As a community pharmacist and passionate educator, Dr. Kiles has worked to advance patient care and pharmacy education each day. She has clinical experience in community pharmacy and ambulatory care, and she has taught in variety of settings, including classroom, interprofessional, and experiential learning environments. 

Dr. Kiles is passionate about serving underserved and minority communities, and she was the 2021 recipient of the Young Pharmacist of the Year award from the National Pharmaceutical Foundation (NPhA). Dr. Kiles also served as the advisor of the UTHSC chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), which has won National Chapter of the Year twice in the past three years. She also received the 2019-2020 Preceptor of the Year Award from UTHSC College of Pharmacy, as well as the 2020-2021 University Student Government Association Executive Council Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Kiles is also fluent in Spanish with special training in Spanish for Health Professionals. When not working, she enjoys kickboxing, musical theater, and outdoor activities.

In her new role, Dr. Kiles will teach and mentor PharmD students primarily in the skills-based and interprofessional curriculum.

  • PHM 384K - Community Pharmacy Management
  • PHM 292G - Herbal/Botanical Supplements
  • PHM282E - Non-prescription Pharmacotherapy
  • PHM 183V - Pharmacy Practice Lab III
  • PHM 193 U & V Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice V & VI (P3)
  • PHM 191 U & V Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice I & II (P1)

National Awards

2023 - AACP Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Outstanding Member Award

2021 - National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) Young Pharmacist Award

Summer 2019 - Best Poster by a Resident, Fellow or Postdoc – AACP Trainee Poster Competition

Local Awards

2020-2021 - UTHSC Student Government Association Executive Council Excellence in Teaching Award

2019-2020 - UTHSC College of Pharmacy Full-time Faculty Preceptor of the Year

Areas of Interest

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Kiles, TM, Kodweis, K, George, G, Watts, C, Lock, A, Crill, C. Pharmacist Preceptor Exposure, Comfort, and Awareness of Resources to Address the Social Determinants of Health – A Pilot StudyPharmacy 2023, 11(3), 83
  2. Kiles, TM, Hamilton, LA, Hohmeier, KC. “Following Your Dreams, Not Killing Yourself to Do So”: Black PharmDStudent Perceptions of Pharmacy Residency. Am J Pharm Educ. (2023) [In press] 
  3. Wollen, J, Rosario N, Kiles, TM. Training Pharmacy Students How to Mitigate Racial or Ethnic Microaggressions in Patient EncountersAm J Pharm Educ. (2023) [In press] 
  4. Stultz, JS, Shelton CM, Kiles, TM, Wheeler J. Improvement in Pharmacy Student Responses to Medication-Related Problems with and without Clinical Decision Support AlertsAm J Pharm Educ. (2023) [In press] 
  5. Kiles, TM, Chen C, Leibold, C, Cardosi, L, Hill, H, Hohmeier, K. Pharmacy Personnel Comfort and Confidence in Screening for Social Needs – A Pilot Study. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2022 [In press] 
  6. Kodweis KR, Hall EA, Renfro CP, Thomas-Gosain N, Lennon-Dearing R, Walker JK, Kiles TM. Successful Development and Implementation of a Large Virtual Interprofessional Education Activity Applying the Social Determinants of Health. Pharmacy 2022; 10(6):157
  7. Hamilton, LA. Kiles, TM, Hohmeier, KC., Black Student Perspectives to Inform Actionable Steps Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Pharmacy Residency Programs. Journ Am Col Clin Pharm. 2022 [online ahead of print]
  8. Kiles, TM. Cernasev, A. Leibold, C., Hohmeier, K. Patient Perspectives of Discussing Social Determinants of Health with Community Pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2022 [In Press] 
  9. Kiles TM, Peroulas D, Borja-Hart N, Defining the role of pharmacists in addressing the social determinants of health, Res Soc Admin Pharm. 2022 [In Press]
  10. Kiles TM, Chisholm-Burns M. Five Essential Steps for Faculty to Mitigate Racial Bias and Microaggressions in the Classroom [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 23]. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;8796 
  11. Kiles T, Patel K, Aghagoli A, Spivey C, Chisholm-Burns M, Hohmeier KC. A community-based partnership collaborative practice agreement project to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices in community pharmacy. Curr Pharm Teach Learning. 2021;13(11)
  12. Scott, D., Cernasev, A., Kiles, TM. Re-imagining pharmacy education through the lens of a choose your own adventure activity – a qualitative evaluation. Pharmacy 2021;9(3):151
  13. Kiles, TM, Cernasev, A. Tran, B. Chisholm-Burns, M. Effects of racial trauma on Black doctor of pharmacy students. Am Journ Pharm Educ. 2021;85(9):8558
  14. Kiles TM, Borja-Hart N, Wofford BR, Renfro CP. Screening for social determinants of health in community pharmacy: Identifying best practices, barriers, and strategies for success. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021;61(5):e59-e63
  15. Saling JC, Atchley DR, Frederick KD, Kiles, TM, Rein, LJ, Lam, HR, Hohmeier, KC. Scaling technician product verification: Contextual analysis for developing an implementation strategy for a large community pharmacy chain. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021;61(5):632-639
  16. Kiles TM, Hall EA, Scott D, Cernasev A. Enhancing Student Knowledge of Diabetes through Virtual Choose Your Own Adventure Patient Case Format. Pharmacy 2021; 9(2):87
  17. Kiles TM, Hagemann T, Felts B, Crill C. Development of a Remote Public Health Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Response to COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2021 Apr 1]. J Pharm Pract. 2021;8971900211004830
  18. Kiles T, Jasmin H, Nichols B, Haddad R, Renfro CP. A Scoping Review of Active-Learning Strategies for Teaching Social Determinants of Health in Pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(11):8241
  19. Kiles, TM, Vishenchuk, J, Hohmeier KC. Implementation of Flipgrid as a Self-Reflection Tool for Student Engagement – A Pilot Study. Innov Pharm. 2020;11(4) 
  20. Kiles, TM., Garey, K., Wanat, M., Pitman, P. A Survey to Assess Social Support of Underrepresented Minority Pharm.D. StudentsCurr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(3):245-254
  21. Kiles, TM., Zhao, A. Wanat, M. Garey, K. Hatfield, C. Comparison of knowledge gained in a community pharmacy lab course between students with and without prior community pharmacy technician experienceCurr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(3):279-287 


Book Chapters

  1. Kiles, T., "Generate Reasons for and Examples of Health Disparities," Cultural Aspects of Healthcare: A Toolkit for Pharmacy Education. American Pharmacists Association. October 26, 2021. 

  2. Kiles, T., "Explore Privilege," Cultural Aspects of Healthcare: A Toolkit for Pharmacy Education. 

  3. Kiles, T. ,"Explore Bias – A Tale of Two Jasmines," Cultural Aspects of Healthcare: A Toolkit for Pharmacy Education. American Pharmacists Association. October 26, 2021.

  4. Kiles, T., "Explore Bias – Play SPENT," Cultural Aspects of Healthcare: A Toolkit for Pharmacy Education. American Pharmacists Association. October 26, 2021.  

  5. Hohmeier KC, Kiles TM. Non-prescription Medications, The APhA Complete Review for Pharmacy, 13th Ed., 2020


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