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Katie Summers, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Pharmacy Education and Innovation

Professional Interests

Katie Summers is interested in improving science education by utilizing active learning techniques in the classroom to help students develop critical thinking skills and apply what they learn to real world situations. At Ohio State, she has taught pharmacology, drug discovery and development and related courses to undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. She also teaches courses in the General Education program related to pharmacology and vaccinology. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Summers also directs two summer science and career exploration programs for high school students interested in the pharmaceutical sciences. She is the former Assistant Director of the Generation Rx Lab at the Center of Science and Industry, where she assisted with assessing the experiential impact of teaching the general public medication safety through conducting hands-on science experiments.


  • Felmer AC, Janson MT, Summers KE, Wallace LJ. Extracellular dopamine kinetic parameters consistent with amphetamine effects. Synapse. 2019 Dec;73(12):e22129. doi: 10.1002/syn.22129. Epub 2019 Sep 7. PMID: 31449701.