- Pharm.D. Ohio Northern University
- Residency West Virginia University Hospitals
- Residency University of Mississippi Medical Center
Dr. Kayla R. Stover received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at West Virginia University Hospitals and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Stover currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, with joint appointments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Medicine-Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology. Her clinical practice is as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Stover was inducted into the Nelson Order for Teaching Excellence. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases (BCPS-ID). Outside work, Dr. Stover enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins.
Dr. Stover’s research interests are in the field of infectious diseases. While she maintains a broad scope of interest, her research has predominantly focused in two areas: antifungal pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. While she enjoys everything about antifungals, her research in this area has predominantly been ex vivo and in vivo work centering around making these agents safer for use. Within antimicrobial stewardship, Dr. Stover’s interests are broad, but predominantly have focused on the clinical aspect of improving antimicrobial use in hospitalized patients. Other research interests include pharmacy practice education, scholarship of teaching and learning, HIV, pediatric infectious diseases, obesity, women’s health (especially use of antimicrobial agents in pregnancy), and microbiology.