Dr. Marcia Worley appointed to Merrell Dow Professorship

05/30/2017

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees in April, approved the appointment of Dr. Marcia Worley, PhD, RPh, FAPhA to the College of Pharmacy Merrell Dow Professorship. Dr. Worley is appointed for a three year term from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2020.

Established March 3, 1985 by Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Merrell Dow Professor is appointed by the Dean of the College of Pharmacy to a faculty member as an honor for their work with pharmaceutical care delivery. The named professorship supports research, teaching and outreach and engagement activities that are usually aligned with Pharmacy Administration.

“We are so pleased to have Dr. Worley assume this important professorship at the College of Pharmacy,” said Henry J. Mann, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, dean and professor at Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy. “The professorship was established 32 years ago in recognition of our strong pharmacy administration programs and to recognize the leadership of Professor Dev Pathak in this growing area of pharmacy. Today these programs are core to the delivery of pharmaceutical care and the future practice of pharmacy.”

Dr. Worley’s research focuses on the impact of pharmacist-patient relationships on the patient medication use process. She has published 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. Dr. Worley has presented her research at professional and scientific meetings such as the American Pharmacists Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In October 2016, Dr. Worley was also appointed Chair of the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the College of Pharmacy.

Prior to joining Ohio State, Dr. 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.

Dr. Worley earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in pharmacy and one in behavioral neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and a PhD in social and administrative pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. In 2016, 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.