Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs/Assessment
Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Track Director, Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes Graduate Program

Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh, assistant dean, academic affairs and assessment; professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science;—serves as public health track director, health and pharmaceutical outcomes graduate program, which trains students to evaluate the economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes pharmaceutical products and services. She focuses on medication errors, health information technology and pharmaceutical care to underserved communities, especially native Americans.

She’s authored hundreds of scholarly works, received nearly 30 national and international awards and delivered local, state and national seminars. Her 40 grants include those from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

PhD, Pharmacy Administration, Purdue University West Lafayette (Indiana), 2001
MS, Pharmacy Administration, Purdue University West Lafayette (Indiana), 1999
BS, Pharmacy, Purdue University West Lafayette (Indiana), 1992

Areas of Research: 

Medical errors
Medical reconciliation
Patient safety
Quality improvement systems
Performance measurement
Community pharmacy
Chain pharmacy
Health information technology

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Campbell, P. J., M. Patel, J. R. Martin, A. L. Hincapie, D. Rhys Axon, T. L. Warholak, and M. Slack, "Systematic review and meta-analysis of community pharmacy error rates in the USA: 1993-2015.", BMJ Open Qual, vol. 7, issue 4, pp. e000193, 2018. PMCID: PMC6173242  PMID: 30306141
Axon, D. Rhys, S. Bhattacharjee, T. L. Warholak, and M. K. Slack, "Xm Scores for Estimating Total Exposure to Multimodal Strategies Identified by Pharmacists for Managing Pain: Validity Testing and Clinical Relevance.", Pain Res Manag, vol. 2018, pp. 2530286, 2018. PMCID: PMC6311733  PMID: 30651900


Patel, M., M. Campbell, M. Moslem, P. Spriggel, and T. Warholak, "Identifying Drug Therapy Problems Through Patient Consultation at Community Pharmacies: A Quality Improvement Project.", J Patient Saf, 2015 Jul 14. PMID: 26176987


Warholak, T. L., M. T. Rupp, S. Leal, G. Kurniawan, and N. Patel, "Assessing the effect of providing a pharmacist with patient diagnosis on electronic prescription orders: a pilot study.", Res Social Adm Pharm, vol. 10, issue 1, pp. 246-51, 2014 Jan-Feb. PMID: 23688539


Warholak, T. L., M. McCulloch, A. Baumgart, M. Smith, W. Fink, and W. Fritz, "An exploratory comparison of medication lists at hospital admission with administrative database records.", J Manag Care Pharm, vol. 15, issue 9, pp. 751-8, 2009 Nov-Dec. PMID: 19954266


Rupp, M. T., and T. L. Warholak, "Evaluation of e-prescribing in chain community pharmacy: best-practice recommendations.", J Am Pharm Assoc (2003), vol. 48, issue 3, pp. 364-70, 2008 May-Jun. PMID: 18595821
Handley, L. Izzo, T. L. Warholak Jackson, and T. R. Jackson, "An evaluation of the validity of inferences made from 3 diabetes assessment instruments: a Rasch analysis.", Res Social Adm Pharm, vol. 4, issue 1, pp. 67-81, 2008 Mar. PMID: 18342824


Warholak-Juarez, T., M. T. Rupp, T. A. Salazar, and S. Foster, "Effect of patient information on the quality of pharmacists' drug use review decisions.", J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash), vol. 40, issue 4, pp. 500-8, 2000 Jul-Aug. PMID: 10932459