Marcia Worley Appointed Pharmacy Practice and Science Division Chair

09/14/2016
Marcia Worley

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that Marcia M. Worley, PhD, RPh, FAPhA has been selected as the new Pharmacy Practice and Science Division Chair, effective October 1. A professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Ohio State since 2015, Worley replaces Daren Knoell, PharmD, who has taken a position at the University of Nebraska. Upon her appointment, Worley becomes the second female to serve as division chair in the college.

Worley’s practice-based research focuses on the impact of pharmacist-patient relationships on the patient medication use process. She has published results from her research in numerous peer-reviewed and professional journals, including Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Patient Education and Counseling, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, and the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Worley has presented her research at professional and scientific meetings such as the American Pharmacists Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Prior to her work at Ohio State, Worley served as professor of Pharmacy Administration in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University. She has held past appointments as associate professor with tenure and director of research at the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and was an associate professor with tenure and department head in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth.

“We are so pleased to have someone with the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience like Marcia leading Pharmacy Practice and Science,” said Henry J. Mann, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, dean and professor at Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy. “We are looking forward to seeing where this strong and vibrant PPS Division will go under her leadership.”

Worley earned a BS in Pharmacy and a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, an MS from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. This year, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Research and Science. Previous honors include co-recipient of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Foundation’s Literature Award; recognition as one of the “Top Reviewers” for Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy; and selection to attend the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program.