Maria Pruchnicki

Maria Pruchnicki

Maria Pruchnicki, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CLS

Associate Professor - Clinical
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmacy Education and Innovation
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Professional Interests

Professional Interests

Dr. Pruchnicki teaches in the Clinical Pharmacokinetics sequences for both Pharm.D. programs, and her therapeutic areas of interest include outpatient anticoagulation management, chronic disease management (including hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia), and disease prevention services. Her teaching interests include TA training and support, educational technology, and distance education.


  • 2021, Certified Lipid Specialist, Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology
  • 2021, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • 2018, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • 1999, PharmD, Ohio State University
  • 1991, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Ohio State University

Journal Articles

Sabatino JA, Pruchnicki MC, Sevin AM, Barker E, Green CG, Porter K. Improving prescribing practices: A pharmacist-led educational intervention for nurse practitioner students. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2017 May;29(5):248-254. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12446. Epub 2017 Feb 18. PMID: 28213909.

Shin TR, Clark Dula CA, Mehta BH, Rodis JL, Pruchnicki MC. Pharmacy residents' pursuit of academic positions. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 Apr 25;79(3):38. doi: 10.5688/ajpe79338. PMID: 25995513; PMCID: PMC4428423.

Rodis JL, Backo J, Schmidt BM, Pruchnicki MC. Student-peer mentoring on a drug information response. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Mar 12;78(2):38. doi: 10.5688/ajpe78238. PMID: 24672071; PMCID: PMC3965146.

West T, Pruchnicki MC, Porter K, Emptage R. Evaluation of anticholinergic burden of medications in older adults. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2013 Sep- Oct;53(5):496-504. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2013.12138. PMID: 24030127.

LeBlanc JM, Dasta JF, Pruchnicki MC, Gerlach A, Cook C. Bispectral index values, sedation-agitation scores, and plasma Lorazepam concentrations in critically ill surgical patients. Am J Crit Care. 2012 Mar;21(2):99-105. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2012777. PMID: 22381986.

Nahata M, Kelley K, McAuley J, Bennett M, Carnes C, Casper K, Knoell D, Pruchnicki M, Schneider P, Massaro A. Renewing vision and strategic priorities for an academic unit. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010 Feb 10;74(1):13. doi: 10.5688/aj740113. PMID: 20221364; PMCID: PMC2829141.

Rodis J, Pruchnicki MC, Casper KA, Bennett MS, Mehta BH. The importance of terminology in the profession of pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 Jul 10;73(4):74. PMID: 19657508; PMCID: PMC2720370.

Leiker LL, Mehta BH, Pruchnicki MC, Rodis JL. Risk factors and complications of subconjunctival hemorrhages in patients taking warfarin. Optometry. 2009 May;80(5):227-31. doi: 10.1016/j.optm.2008.10.018. PMID: 19410227.

Leiker LL, Mehta BH, Rodis JL, Pruchnicki MC, Pedersen CA. Assessment of pharmacy faculty members' opinions regarding required postgraduate pharmacy residencies. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Feb 15;66(4):378-88. doi: 10.2146/ajhp070586. PMID: 19202048.

Tkacz VL, Metzger A, Pruchnicki MC. Health literacy in pharmacy. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 May 15;65(10):974-81. doi: 10.2146/ajhp070520. PMID: 18463348.