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Karen Suchanek Hudmon
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Phone: 317-880-5427
Fax: 317-880-0568
E-mail: khudmon@purdue.edu
Specialization: Public Health Pharmacy and Cancer Prevention
Education
1997 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 1995 National Cancer Institute Predoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 1995 Doctorate of Public Health, The University of Texas 1991 Master of Science, Pharmacy Care Systems, Auburn University 1989 Massage Therapist, Virginia Institute of Massage Therapy 1986 Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
Research
Lab Members
Nervana E. El-Khadragy (Graduate Student)
Teaching

PHRM 827, Public Health Pharmacy

PHRM 849, Population Health Management

Research Rotation, for APPE 4th-year students

Pharmacy Practice Laboratories

HSCI 201, The Tobacco Epidemic

Honors and Credentials

2023 Jefferson Award, Purdue University, for meaningful public service to the community

2022 Research Achievement Award, American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, for outstanding, meritorious achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences

2022 Career Achievement Award, Kappa Epsilon Professional Fraternity, for professional accomplishments

2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the year, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy

2021 Sustained Scholarship Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, awarded to one individual annually for their sustained contribution to scholarship in social and administrative pharmacy

2019 Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, a national award that recognizes one scientist annually within pharmacy education for the direct impact of their research on patient outcomes

2019 Wiederholt Award, American Pharmacists Association, for the most outstanding research paper published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association within the last calendar year

2019 Indiana Pharmacists Association President’s Award of Appreciation for dedication and efforts that were integral to legislation and statewide protocol development for Indiana pharmacists to prescribe all smoking cessation medications

2017 Chaney Faculty Scholar Award, the highest research award given to faculty by the Purdue College of Pharmacy

2017 Purdue University Bravo Award for extensive work and recognition over the past year developing collaborative approaches to tobacco cessation

2016 Public Health Excellence Award, awarded by the US Public Health Service. Presented by Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer, Assistant to the Surgeon General, for exceptional contributions and national impact in tobacco cessation education; simultaneously received by collaborator Dr. Robin Corelli (UCSF), as the first two civilians to receive this award

2016 Training and Education Award, awarded by AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) to the US Public Health Service Tobacco Cessation Intervention Training Team

2014 Purdue University Faculty Scholar Award, recognizes outstanding faculty members who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction

2014 Purdue University Bravo Award for exemplary service in designing and transitioning the Department of Pharmacy Practice to new office space in Eskenazi Hospital

2013 Gold Medal for Best Original Research from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, for a paper published in the June edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Citation: Warner ML, Maio C, Hudmon KS. Career patterns of physician assistants: A retrospective longitudinal study. JAAPA 2013;26(6):44-8.

2012 Outstanding Live CME Activity Award, awarded by the Alliance for CME (the International Association of CME Professionals), for the CS2day - Richmond, Virginia NASCAR tobacco cessation initiative. CS2day is a collaboration of the California Academy of Physicians, CME Enterprise, Healthcare Performance Consulting, Inc., Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, IPMA, Physicians’ Institute for Excellence in Medicine, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, University of Virginia School of Medicine, and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

2010 Best Practice in Collaboration, awarded by the North American Association for Medical Education and Communication Companies, for the CS2day tobacco cessation initiative

2010 Top 20 Reviewer, the journal of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

2009 Award for Outstanding CME Collaboration, Alliance for CME (the International Association of CME Professionals), for the Cease Smoking Today (CS2day) initiative

2008 Hulman Health Achievement Award for Excellence in Health Science Research, Indiana Public Health Foundation

2008 Clinical Research Paper Award, American Pharmacists Association, for the most outstanding clinical or practice-based research paper published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association within the last two calendar years (co-awardee with co-authors Sarino LV, Dang KH, Dianat N, Djihanian H, Natanian N, and Ambrose PJ)

2007 Wiederholt Award, American Pharmacists Association, for the most outstanding research paper published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association within the last calendar year (co-awardee with co-authors Berger BA and Liang H)

2003 California Medical Association Foundation, Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Prescription for Change Advisory Board in advancing tobacco control in California

Grants

CURRENT GRANTS

Principal Investigator, NIH/National Cancer Institute grant 1R25CA236637. Advancing the Role of Pharmacy in Tobacco Cessation. $1,594,603 (2019-2024).

Principal Investigator. Indiana State Department of Health. ReThink Tobacco Indiana: Health Systems Change to Reduce Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health. $305,000 (2023-2025).

Co-Principal Investigator. Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ask-Advise-Refer to the Tobacco Quitline During Pharmacist-Administered Vaccinations. $50,000 (2023-2024).

Representative Publications

Hilts KE, Corelli RL, Hudmon KS. Update and recommendations: Pharmacists’ prescriptive authority for tobacco cessation medications in the United States. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2022;62(5):1531-1537.  

Hudmon KS, Lahey A, Czarnik J, Elkhadragy N, Corelli RL. Current status of tobacco education in U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, in press.

Hudmon KS, Czarnik J, Lahey A, Crowe S, Conklin M, Corelli RL, Gonzalvo J, Hilts KE. Pharmacist-led implementation of brief tobacco cessation interventions during mobile health access events. Pharmacy (Basil) 2023;11(72). 

Corelli RL, Merchant K, Hilts KE, Kroon LA, Hudmon KS. Community pharmacy technicians’ engagement in the delivery of brief smoking cessation interventions: Results of a randomized trial. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2022;18(7)3158-3163. 

Hilts KE, Hudmon KS, Benson AF, Elkhadragy NE. Rural-urban disparities in tobacco use and the role of pharmacy in closing the gap. J Rural Health 2022;38(2):355-359.

Elkhadragy N, Aviado J, Huang H, Corelli RL, Hudmon KS. A shared tobacco cessation curriculum website for health professionals: longitudinal analysis of user and utilization data over a period of 15 years. JMIR Medical Education 2021;7(2):e20704. 

Corelli RL, Tu TG, Lee KJ, Dinh D, Gericke KR, Hudmon KS. Smoking cessation pharmacotherapy utilization and costs to a Medicaid managed care plan (2006-2017). Pharmacoeconomics Open 2021; 5(4):649-653. 

Hudmon KS, Elkhadragy N, Hilts KE. A practical guide for clinical pharmacists conducting health survey research. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2020;4(4):525-534.  

Schwindt R, Elkhadragy N, Hudmon KS. Tobacco-related health disparities in the transgender population: A call to action. Transgender Health 2020;5(2).

Hudmon KS, Zbikowski SM, Corelli RL, Zillich AJ, Fenlon C, Miles L, Prokhorov AV, de Moor C. Outcomes of a randomized trial evaluating two approaches for promoting pharmacy-based referrals to the tobacco Quitline.  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2018;58(4):387-394.