Richard Herrier, PharmD, FAPhA, Capt, USPHS (Ret)

Pharmacy Practice & Science
520-626-5240 520-400-5752
FAX: 520-626-7355
Drachman Hall B211J

Richard Herrier, PharmD, is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. Before joining the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Herrier served 24 years in the Indian Health Service, where he was involved in the development of many innovative pharmaceutical care practices including pharmacist training in physical assessment, medical history taking and differential diagnosis, pharmacist prescribing, disease management and patient counseling. As a pharmacist practitioner, Dr. Herrier managed the care of many ambulatory patients with short-term acute and long-term chronic illnesses.

Dr. Herrier's specialty is ambulatory and primary care pharmacy practice. He has been very active in developing educational programs for pharmacists to enhance pharmacist skills in patient counseling, pharmaceutical care, disease management, physical assessment and compliance enhancement. Dr. Herrier also has extensive experience and training in healthcare management, facility design, pharmacy/ambulatory care clinic workflow and pharmacy management.

His research interests include medication compliance, provider-patient communication, educational methodologies to teach patient care skills to pharmacists and pharmacy students, and the impact of innovative pharmaceutical care programs on patient outcomes.

Dr. Herrier is a five-time recipient of the Clinical Pharmacy Educator of the Year at College of Pharmacy, and has been twice awarded the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Innovation in Teaching Award. Dr. Herrier was also a winner of the initial NCPA/AACP Innovative Mediction Adherence Educator Challenge and is the recipient of multiple awards including; the Pharmacist of the Year awards for both the Arizona Pharmacy Association and the Arizona Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the National Council on Patient Information and Education's Paul G Rogers/ NCPIE Medication Communicator Award, APhA Good Government Pharmacist of the Year and the Elias Schlossberg Award from the Arizona Pharmacy Association. Dr. Herrier has served as president of the Arizona Pharmacy Association.


PharmD, University of Southern California, 1970


Leal S, Glover JJ, Herrier RN, Felix A. Improving quality in diabetes through a comprehensive pharmacist-based disease management program. Diabetes Care, 27:2983-4 December 2004

Leal S, Herrier RN, Soto M. The role of rapid-acting insulin analogues in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Insulin, 2:61-67, April 2007

Boesen, K, Herrier RN, Apgar DA, Jackowski R. Improvisation exercises to improve pharmacy students' professional communication skills. American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 73:(2)35, Spring 2009

Herrier RN. Advances in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. American Journal of Health Systems Phmarmacists. 68: 795-806, May 1, 2011

Originally posted: September 9, 2013
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