Department of Pharmacy Practice
Associate Professor

Kimberly Barefield


Office: 678-407-7334
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. Kimberly Barefield received her Bachelor of Science in Biology (1991) from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1997) and Doctor of Pharmacy (1998) from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Barefield completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2004, Dr. Barefield earned board certification in Pharmacotherapy through the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialists. Additionally, Dr. Barefield holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration (2010) from South University in Savannah, Georgia.

Dr. Barefield has extensive retail and hospital experience. Previously as a clinical pharmacist at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and subsequently at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina, Dr. Barefield served as a member of the healthcare teams/committees which include the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Safety Committee (committee chair), Infection Control Committee, Investigational Review Board, Critical Care Committee, Rapid Response Team, and Medication Reconciliation Committee (committee chair). She has served as a faculty liaison for state student societies and assisted in creating a PGY1-PGY2 Academic Administration and Pharmacy Practice residency program in her previous position with South University. Her teaching experience includes precepting students in Internal Medicine as well as teaching in Renal, Cardiovascular, and Endocrine courses.

  • Education

    Masters in Business Administration
    South University
    Savannah, Georgia
    2008 - 2010

    Richland Memorial Hospital
    Post-Doctoral Pharmacy Residency
    Columbia, South Carolina
    1998 - 1999

    Doctor of Pharmacy
    Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
    University of Kentucky
    College of Pharmacy
    Lexington, Kentucky
    1994 - 1998

    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, Kentucky
    1984 - 1991

  • Memberships

    American Diabetes Association
    Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacist
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    American Association of Diabetes Educators
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacist