Marcia Worley

Marcia Worley

Marcia Worley, PhD, RPh, FAPhA

Professor & Chair
Secondary Title
Merrell Dow Professor
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmacy Practice and Science
A214 Parks Hall
Email Address
Phone Number

Professional Interests

Professional Interests

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 PharmacyPatient 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.


  • 2001, MD/PhD, University of Minnesota, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 1996, MS, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Administration
  • 1990, BS, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
  • 1986, BS, University of Pittsburgh, Behavioral Neuroscience


  • Teacher of the Semester, 2005
  • Teacher of the Semester, 2004
  • Social & Administrative PharmacyGraduate Program Nominee for Best Dissertation, 2002
  • Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences Postgraduate Best Paper Award, 2001
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2001
  • Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship, 2000
  • Melendy Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship, 2000 - 2001
  • American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Pre Doctoral Fellowship, 2000 - 2001
  • Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program Nominee, 2000 - 2001
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, 1998
  • First Alternate, 1998 - 1999
  • Upsilon Chapter at The Ohio State University, 1997
  • Nominated and selected to attend,
  • 2005 Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award,
  • Top Reviewers,
  • Literature Award: Innovation in Pharmacy Practice,
  • Pharmacy New Investigator Program Award – 2002-2003,,
  • Poster Rounds with the Experts – Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences session,
  • Top Reviewers,
  • Outstanding Presentation Award for Economic, Marketing and Management Sciences,
  • Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. 2004-2005,

Journal Articles

  • Lengel M, Kuhn CH, Worley M, Wehr AM, McAuley JW. Pharmacy technician involvement in community pharmacy medication therapy management. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Mar - Apr;58(2):179-185.e2.
  • Louden L, Mirtallo JM, Worley M, Naseman R, Hafford A, Brown NV. Efficiency analysis of a barcode-enabled and integrated medication-tracking system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Dec 01;74(23 Supplement 4):S84-S89.
  • Lee S, Bae YH, Worley M, Law A. Validating the Modified Drug Adherence Work-Up (M-DRAW) Tool to Identify and Address Barriers to Medication Adherence. Pharmacy (Basel). 2017 Sep 08;5(3).
  • Schommer JC, Worley MM, Kjos AL. Decision-making during initiation of medication therapy. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2014 Mar-Apr;10(2):313-27.
  • Kjos AL, Worley MM, Schommer JC. The social network paradigm and applications in pharmacy. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013 Jul-Aug;9(4):353-69.
  • Stratton TP, Cernohous T, Hager K, Bumgardner M, Traynor A, Worley MM, Isetts BJ, Larson T, Seifert R. College of pharmacy-based medication therapy management program for a university system. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 Sep-Oct;52(5):653-60.
  • Berry TM, Chichester CO, Lundquist LM, Sanoski CA, Woodward DA, Worley MM, Early JL. Professional technical standards in colleges and schools of pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ. 2011 Apr 11;75(3):50.
  • Cline RR, Worley MM, Schondelmeyer SW, Schommer JC, Larson TA, Uden DL, Hadsall RS. PDP or MA-PD? Medicare part D enrollment decisions in CMS Region 25. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2010 Jun;6(2):130-42.
  • Schommer JC, Worley MM, Kjos AL, Pakhomov SV, Schondelmeyer SW. A thematic analysis for how patients, prescribers, experts, and patient advocates view the prescription choice process. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2009 Jun;5(2):154-69.
  • Worley MM, Hermansen-Kobulnicky CJ. Outcome and self-efficacy expectations for medication management of patients with diabetes: influence of the pharmacist-patient relationship. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2008 Sep-Oct;48(5):621-31.