Emma Stafford, Pharm.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

UMKC School of Pharmacy
2464 Charlotte Street
HSB 3252
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-235-2420
Email: staffordeg@umkc.edu



Dr. Stafford obtained her bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from Virginia Tech and her doctorate of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from Virginia Commonwealth University/The Medical College of Virginia. She then completed a PGY1 in clinical veterinary pharmacy at North Carolina State University (NC State) College of Veterinary Medicine. Since that time, Dr. Stafford has worked in both a research and clinical capacity as a senior research scholar and student health pharmacist, respectively, at NC State. Her research interests include neuropharmacology, neurodegenerative diseases, comparative medicine, and autoimmune encephalitides. Currently, she is evaluating the prevalence of anti-NMDA antibodies in dogs with neurologic dysfunction. Dr. Stafford also serves the community as a retail pharmacist for Balls Food Stores and enjoys getting to know patients in the Kansas City area. She is a fellow of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists (SVHP), currently serving as their grant committee chair, as well as a diplomate of the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy (ICVP).

Recent Publications:

Stafford EG, Kortum A, Castel A, Green L, Lau J, Early PJ, Muñana KR, Mariani CL, Yoder JA, Olby NJ. Presence of cerebrospinal fluid antibodies associated with autoimmune encephalitis of humans in dogs with neurologic disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2019; DOI:10.1111/jvim.15616.

Adrian D, Papich MG, Baynes R, Stafford E, Lascelles BDX. The pharmacokinetics of gabapentin in cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2018; DOI:10.1111/jvim.15313.

Stafford EG, Tell LA, Lin Z, Davis J, Riviere JE, Baynes RE. FARAD Digest: Consequences of fipronil exposure in egg-laying hens. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2018; DOI:10.2460/javma.253.1.57.