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Kelli Barnes, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA

P3 IPPE Administrator

Pharmacy Practice and Science
Experiential Education

145 Parks Hall

Professional Interests

Dr. Barnes’ research interests include implementation science focused on expanding the role of pharmacists in ambulatory settings, the use of population health management to improve the quality and cost of care provided in primary care settings, the sustainability of pharmacist-provided care in primary care settings, and methods to develop and support pharmacy practice preceptors. Dr. Barnes’ passion lies with mentoring the next generation of the profession to achieve their own personal goals and dreams.


Kelli D. Barnes, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA serves as the P3 IPPE Administrator at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ohio Northern University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. She then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 ambulatory care residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist. 

Prior to her transition into experiential education, Kelli provided innovative primary care including chronic disease, transitional care and population health management for complex patients. Kelli also led an outstanding team of primary care pharmacists who provided outstanding care to patients every day. This work created Kelli’s commitment to ensuring sustainability of pharmacy practice models to create and advance opportunities for pharmacist-provided care in innovative healthcare models and has fueled her research in this area.

Recently, Kelli has transitioned into the world of experiential education where she is passionate about ensuring all Doctor of Pharmacy students at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy have outstanding introductory pharmacy practice experiences with immersion in innovative and challenging practice environments. Her research interests in experiential practice include innovative methods to develop and support pharmacy practice preceptors.


  • 2013, ASHP Accredited PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care, The Ohio State University
  • 2012, ASHP Accredited PGY1 Residency, The Ohio State University
  • 2011, Doctor of Pharmacy (Highest Distinction), University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • 2007, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (High Distinction), Ohio Northern University


  • 2023, The American Pharmacists Association Fellow
  • 2022, The Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award (OSU College of Pharmacy)
  • 2022, The OSU General Internal Medicine Excellence in Innovation Award
  • 2021, UNDER 40 Recognition Award for Leadership, Excellence, and Vision
  • 2020, American Pharmacists Association Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2019, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Excellence Award
  • 2019, The Ohio Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award
  • 2017, AACP Walmart Scholars Program Mentor
  • 2016, The OSU Residency Program Preceptor of the Year
  • 2013, Best Clinical and Translational Science Abstract Award
  • 2011, The Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy Award
  • 2011, APhA National Patient Counseling Competition- 3rd Runner-up