Lan N. Bui
Assistant Professor
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
1431 CHS Building 1

Lan N. Bui comes to McWhorter School of Pharmacy from the Houston Methodist Hospital where she obtained her postgraduate clinical pharmacy residency and fellowship training. Her professional interests include prevention of health care-associated infections and management of pain, agitation and delirium in critically ill adults. In her spare time, Bui enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, rock climbing and saltwater reef aquarium.

Degrees and Certificates

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Master of Public Health, epidemiology, Texas A&M University
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Clinical Pharmacy Fellow in Outcomes Research, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Houston Methodist Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Member Award for the Houston Area,  Society of Critical Care Medicine-Texas Chapter, 2016
  • Best abstract at the 5th Annual Symposium,  Society of Critical Care Medicine-Texas Chapter, 2016
  • Alan I Field’s Award - Category of Less Than 2 Years of Experience,  Society of Critical Care Medicine-Texas Chapter, 2014


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine  (SCCM)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists  (ASHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • ACCP Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment  Program (PSAP), Reviewer
  • SCCM-Texas Chapter, Past Communications Committee Chair


  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine

Recent Publications

  • Bui, L. N., Swan, J. T., Shirkey, B. A., Olsen, R. J., Long, S. W., & Graviss, E. A. (2018). Chlorhexidine bathing and Clostridium difficile infection in a surgical intensive care unit. Journal of Surgical Research, 228, 107-111. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2018.02.063
  • Swan, J. T., Ashton, C. M., Bui, L. N., Pham, V. P., Shirkey, B. A., Blackshear, J. E., . . . Wray, N. P. (2016). Effect of Chlorhexidine Bathing Every Other Day on Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Surgical ICU. Critical Care Medicine, 44(10), 1822-1832. doi:10.1097/ccm.0000000000001820
  • Bui, L. N., Pham, V. P., Shirkey, B. A., & Swan, J. T. (2016). Effect of delirium motoric subtypes on administrative documentation of delirium in the surgical intensive care unit. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 31(3), 631-640. doi:10.1007/s10877-016-9873-1

Research Areas

  • Treatment and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in critically ill adults
  • Management of pain, agitation, and delirium in critically ill adults