Veronica Vernon

Veronica Vernon, PharmD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She also practices as a primary care/women’s health clinical pharmacist at the Indianapolis VA and serves as the director for the Butler/Indianapolis VA PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program. Dr. Vernon received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University and subsequently completed two years of residency training at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. Dr. Vernon serves as the chair for the Indiana Pharmacists Association Legislative & Regulatory Council. In her two years as chair, she has overseen the passage of several key pieces of pharmacy-related legislation, including pharmacist prescribing for medical supplies and devices, prescription adaptation, and technician-administered influenza vaccines. She assisted in the creation of the tobacco cessation standing order in 2019 with the Indiana State Department of Health. Dr. Vernon has also worked closely with the Indiana Governor’s office in the passage of executive orders, which has led to improved pharmacy care during the public health emergency.  She is passionate about improving access to healthcare and reducing healthcare costs. Dr. Vernon also has worked diligently on improving contraception and vaccine access. Her honors include the 2016 American Pharmacists Association Distinguished New Practitioner Award, 2019 Indiana Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, 2019 ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network Advocacy Award, and 2019 Butler University Pharmacy Practice Faculty of the Year.