Center for Translational Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics

The center is a collaborative group of pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics experts with the scientific and technical expertise, knowledge, and physical resources to conduct high-level translational research in these fields.

  • Pharmacokinetics: the study of the time course of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (i.e., disposition) of drugs in the body.
  • Pharmacodynamics: the study of the relationship between drug concentrations and drug response in the body.
  • Pharmacogenomics: the study of how genetic variation influences interindividual variability in drug disposition and response.

Academic and private investigators who wish to incorporate pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics into their research programs are invited to contact the Center for opportunities to collaborate with members.


Kristina Brooks PharmD

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Primary Phone:303-724-0395

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Lab: V20-4420A(S)

Office: V20-4102

Aurora, CO 80045

My research is focused on clinical pharmacology, drug disposition and drug response in vivo, along with translational approaches to bring an understanding of disease treatment from the bench to the bedside. I have performed research across multiple therapeutic areas, with a primary focus in the treatment and prevention of HIV and related co-infections, notably hepatitis and tuberculosis. The central theme to my work is to inform and optimize safe and effective medication use in persons with HIV, especially infants, children, adolescents and pregnant people.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • 2017-2018 Fellowship, Antiviral Clinical Pharmacology, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO
  • 2015-2017 Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Unit, Clinical Center Pharmacy Department, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 2011-2015 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2007-2011 Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


  • NIH Loan Repayment Program (2019)
  • Excellence in Achievement Program, American College of Clinical Pharmacology (2019)


  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Colorado Antiviral Pharmacology Laboratory


  • HPLC with UV, Fluorescence, PDA
  • LC-MS (ThermoScientific MSQ)
  • LC-MS-MS (ThermoScientific TSQ Quantum)
  • UPLC-MS-MS (ThermoScientific Accela-TSQ Vantage)


  • DNA isolation
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Pyrosequencing


  • PDx-POP
  • Pirana
  • PsN
  • Xpose4
  • Phoenix Academic Bundle
  • Phoenix WinNonlin
  • NLME
  • Connect
  • Simcyp Simulator
  • Simcyp Animal
  • Boomer


  • Biotage Primer Design Software
  • PHASE (for haplotype analysis)

Study Design and Statistical Analysis

  • PASS Power and Sample Size Software
  • SPSS Statistical Analysis Software
  • SAS Statistical Analysis Software
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