PPD Faculty Research

Pharmacy Practice Faculty
Susanne Barnett
Susanne Barnett, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinic Practice: Critical care and infections disease

Research Interests: Educational based scholarship and improving the health literacy of patients through adequate training and awareness of healthcare professionals.

Robert Breslow
Robert Breslow, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical practice: Medication Utilization/Appropriateness

Research interests: Cognitive screening, pharmaceutical care of the older adult.

John Dopp
John Dopp, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical practice: Treatment of sleep disorders and management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  Identification and management of sleep problems in college athletes.

Research Interests: Mechanisms for cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and identification of interventions and therapies to minimize and prevent cardiovascular complications.

Steven Ebert
Steven Ebert, Clinical Professor

Clinical Practice and Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics, and appropriate utilization of healthcare resources.

Casey  Gallimore
Casey Gallimore, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Chronic disease state management; Psychiatric pharmacy.

Research Interests: Educational based scholarship

Barry Gidal
Barry Gidal, Professor (CHS) and Chair

Clinical Practice: Provision of pharmaceutical care to patients with epilepsy.

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the metabolic effects of anticonvulsant medications.

Richard Hammes
Richard Hammes, Clinical Professor

Clinical Practice: Nuclear pharmacy

Research Interests: Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and pharmacokinetic studies.

Mary Hayney
Mary Hayney, Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Lung transplantation.

Research Interests: Host response to vaccination and protective effects, especially as they relate to immunosuppressed individuals.

Paul Hutson
Paul Hutson, Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Oncology / Hematology.

Research Interests: Palliative care; Population pharmacokinetic modeling; Entheogens.

Mara Kieser
Mara Kieser, Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Long Term Care. 

Research Interests: Cost implications and benefits of student clerkships.

Karen Kopacek
Karen Kopacek, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Trauma, cardiothoracic, and cardiac intensive care.

Connie Kraus
Connie Kraus, Professor (CHS) and Vice Chair

Practice-based Research:    Evaluation of quality improvement interventions

Education-based Research:   Evaluation of evidence-based medicine longitudinal education

Beth Martin
Beth Martin, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Interests: Community pharmacy practice.

Research Interests: Pharmacy services implementation and the evaluation and assessment of educational programs.

Michael Pitterle
Michael Pitterle, Associate Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Development and evaluation of computer applications in pharmacy student education and practice.

Pamela Ploetz
Pamela Ploetz, Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests: Pharmacy workload and productivity, quality improvement, medication error prevention monitoring, and drug usage evaluation.

Andrea Porter
Andrea Porter, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice:  Anticoagulation

Research Interests:  Educational-based scholarship, particularly educational innovation and teaching methods, as well as clinical research involving anticoagulation

Warren Rose
Warren Rose, Associate Professor (CHS)

Research Interests:

  • Antimicrobial resistance and pharmacodynamics
  • Antimicrobial effects on host-pathogen interactions
Arthur Schuna
Arthur Schuna, Clinical Professor

Clinical Practice: Primary care with emphasis in hypertension and rheumatology.

Research Interests: Clinical evaluation of hypertension and arthritis treatments.

Trisha Seys Ranola
Trisha Seys Ranola, Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical practice: Interdisciplinary team geriatric medicine; diabetes; cardiac: hypertension, lipids, heart failure; anticoagulation; anemia; polypharmacy reduction

Christine Sorkness
Christine Sorkness, Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Evaluating the efficacy and safety of therapeutic agents for asthma and allergic diseases.

Ronald Sorkness
Ronald Sorkness, Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Mechanisms of obstructive airway disease and virus-induced airway dysfunction.

Thomas Thielke
Thomas Thielke, Clinical Professor

Clinical Practice: Director of Pharmacy at UW Hospitals & Clinics.

Research Interests: Robotics and the automation of the pharmacy services, managed care programs, cost accounting systems, pharmacy productivity systems and cost-effective clinical services.

Orly Vardeny
Orly Vardeny, Associate Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Metabolic effects of cardiovascular medications; Pharmacogenetics of cardiovascular medications; Insulin resistance and heart failure; Immune function and influenza vaccine response in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Eva Vivian
Eva Vivian, Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Identifying disparities in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases among ethnic minorities and developing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate them.

Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli
Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Diabetes.

Research Interests: Clinical and quality of life outcomes of drug therapy and pharmaceutical care.  Academic research interests include outcomes related to instructional design and assessment

Joseph Zorek
Joseph Zorek, Assistant Professor (CHS)

 Research Interests: Interprofessional education and collaborative practice

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