Drug Policy and Medication Safety/Quality
Preceptor Information

Carrie Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS


Carrie Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS, is a pharmacy specialist in Drug Policy Development and Resource Utilization at UF Health Shands Hospital. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Lagasse received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Colorado Hospital and her PGY2 residency in Critical Care/Infectious Diseases at the Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Lagasse worked as an Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University of Kansas Hospital for seven years where she also served as the PGY1 Residency Coordinator for her final two years. Dr. Lagasse is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and her interests included population based pharmacy care and pharmacy residency training.

Stephen Lemon, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPSSteve

Steve Lemon, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS, is a clinical specialist in informatics, quality, outcomes, and data analytics, as well as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Lemon received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (formerly St. Louis College of Pharmacy). He later completed his pharmacy practice and critical care specialty residencies at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Steve works with stakeholders to identify and implement opportunities to reduce variations in health care by benchmarking utilization and outcomes. A focus on patient outcomes, integrating data and analytics to drive decision making, and interdisciplinary collaboration have allowed him to complete numerous quality- and safety-based research projects on topics such as clinical decision support, mitigating drug shortages, antimicrobial stewardship, and hypoglycemia. Steve is primarily interested in using the electronic health record (EHR) to improve patient health outcomes, as well as informing optimal medication use based on data analysis. Using the EHR to increase Best Practice adoption is the focus of much of his work, and he collaborates with others in the medical center to achieve outstanding performance on quality and safety metrics. His professional interests include analytics and data-driven decision-making, and clinical decision support.

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