Cynthia K. Kirkwood, Pharm.D., BCPP
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dean's Office
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  •   Smith Building, Room 540c
  • School of Pharmacy - Dean's Office
    410 N 12th Street
    P.O. Box 980581
    Richmond, VA 23298-0581
  •  (804) 828-8318
    (804) 827-0002
Founding Member, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Founding Member, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundation


  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985)

Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellowship - ASHP Fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987)

Professional Experience

  • 7/1/85 - 7/1/99. Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • 9/16/01 – 6/30/99. Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • (1999 - 2011) Associate Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy,
  • (2011 - Present) Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy,
  • (2000 - 2016) Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • (2016 - Present) Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean's Office, School of Pharmacy

Professional and Scholarly Interests

  • Management of insomnia; Anxiety disorders

Research Interests

  • Antipsychotic Use in Children and Adolescents


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Recent Publications

  • Bozymski KM, Crouse EL, Titus-Lay EN, Ott CA, Nofziger JL, Kirkwood CK. Esketamine: A novel option for treatment-resistant depression. Ann Pharmacother. 2020 Jun;54(6):567-576. doi: 10.1177/1060028019892644.
  • Bareis N, Lu J, Kirkwood CK, Kornstein S, Wu E, Mezuk B. Identifying Clinical Net Benefit of Psychotropic Medication Use with Latent Variable Techniques: Evidence from Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD). J Affective Disorders 2018:238:147-155.
  • Boerma M, Coyle EA, Dietrich MA, Dintzer MR, Drayton SJ, Early JL, Edginton AN, Horlen CK, Kirkwood CK, Lin AYF, Rager ML, Shah-Manek B, Welch AC, Williams NT. Point/Counterpoint: Are Outstanding Leaders Born or Made? Am J Pharm Educ. 2017; 81(3) Article 58, 1-5.
  • Varghese D, Kirkwood CK, Carroll NV. Prevalence of Anti-diabetic and Antilipidemic Medications in Children and Adolescents Treated with Atypical Antipsychotics in a Virginia Medicaid Population. Ann Pharmacotherapy, 2016;50(6):463-470. DOI: 10:1177/1060028016638861
  • Min Y, Kirkwood CK, Mays DP, Slattum PW. The Effect of Sleep Medication Use and Poor Sleep Quality on Risk of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the US: A Prospective Cohort Study. Drugs and Aging 2016;33(2):151-158. DOI 10.1007/s40266-015-0339-9
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