Aragon (she/her/hers) is currently an Assistant Professor at the UNM College of Pharmacy where her clinical practice and clinic research includes patients with gender dysphoria and cardiovascular risk reduction for people living with HIV. She is also passionate about improving student pharmacist and pharmacy resident wellbeing and provides an elective course in this area. She has maintained professional involvement in the American Pharmacists Association throughout her time as a student pharmacist and now as a new practitioner. Aragon received her BCACP credentials on 12/31/2020. She serves as the Co-Director of the UNM College of Pharmacy PGY2 in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency.

Personal Statement

I believe in providing high quality and evidence-based healthcare to all. Serving a community of historically underserved patients is extremely rewarding and can provide a meaningful impact in their lives. I consider myself an educator who provides a learning environment that challenges students and helps them create a foundation to think independently and critically.

Areas of Specialty

Gender Dysphoria
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Medication Adherence


APhA Immunization Program
APhA Diabetes Program

Achievements & Awards

AACP Walmart Scholar, 2018
APhA-ASP Worthen National President Award, 2017
New Mexico Pharmacists Association Community Pharmacy Clinical Achievement Award, 2017
Joy H. Donelson Leadership Award for Women Students in Pharmacy, 2017

Courses Taught

Self-Care Integrated Pharmacotherapy, 815
RxWellness: A course about you

Research and Scholarship

1. Gallegos Aragon K, Elamaoued AA, Pharm NT, Conklin JR, Ray GM. Long-Acting Basal Insulins: A Review of the More Recently Approved Agents. Cardiol Rev. 2019. 27(5):260-266. doi: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000266.

2. Gallegos K, Conklin J, Lenell A, Rhodes LA, Marciniak MW. Examining Community-based Pharmacist Perceptions on the Care of Transgender Patients. 2019. 59(4S):S62-S66. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2019.03.014.

3. Carpenter D.M., Dhamanaskar A.K., Gallegos K, Shepherd G., Mosley S.L., Roberts C.A. Factors associated with how often community pharmacists offer and dispense naloxone. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2018. (18)30630-2. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.07.008.

4. Gallegos, K. Academies unite to make an impact in patient care. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2017. 57(2), 142-145. doi:10.1016/j.japh.2017.02.001