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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Lott BE, Anderson EJ, Zapata LVilla, et al. "Expanding pharmacists' roles: Pharmacists' perspectives on barriers and facilitators to collaborative practice." J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021;61(2):213-220.e1. PMID: 33359117
Shangraw AM, Silvers J, Warholak T, Vadiei N. "Prevalence of Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Among Pharmacy Students." Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;85(2):8166. PMCID: PMC7926274  PMID: 34283739


Campbell PJ, Patel M, Martin JR, et al. "Systematic review and meta-analysis of community pharmacy error rates in the USA: 1993-2015." BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(4):e000193. PMCID: PMC6173242  PMID: 30306141
Axon DRhys, Bhattacharjee S, Warholak TL, Slack MK. "Xm Scores for Estimating Total Exposure to Multimodal Strategies Identified by Pharmacists for Managing Pain: Validity Testing and Clinical Relevance." Pain Res Manag. 2018;2018:2530286. PMCID: PMC6311733  PMID: 30651900
Taylor AM, Axon DRhys, Campbell P, et al. "What Patients Know About Services to Help Manage Chronic Diseases and Medications: Findings from Focus Groups on Medication Therapy Management." J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018;24(9):904-910. PMID: 30156456
Axon DRhys, Campbell P, Warholak T. "Student pharmacists’ experiences of teamwork in a quality improvement course." Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2018;11(2):139-144.


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


Warholak TL, Rupp MT, Leal S, Kurniawan G, Patel N. "Assessing the effect of providing a pharmacist with patient diagnosis on electronic prescription orders: a pilot study." Res Social Adm Pharm. 2014;10(1):246-51. PMID: 23688539


Warholak TL, McCulloch M, Baumgart A, Smith M, Fink W, Fritz W. "An exploratory comparison of medication lists at hospital admission with administrative database records." J Manag Care Pharm. 2009;15(9):751-8. PMID: 19954266


Rupp MT, Warholak TL. "Evaluation of e-prescribing in chain community pharmacy: best-practice recommendations." J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2008;48(3):364-70. PMID: 18595821