Andrew Peterson, PharmD, Ph.D., FCPP, is the John Wyeth Dean of the Mayes College and Professor of Health Policy and Clinical Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and was formerly the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration. He is also a Fellow in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Before joining USciences in 1996, he was an Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an Associate Director of Pharmacy, Drug Information and Clinical Services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Highly regarded in the fields of pharmacy management and health policy, Dr. Peterson has more than 25 years of research experience in pharmacy management; medication adherence; health policy; and, more recently, substance use disorders and healthcare professionals. His accomplishments are wide-ranging: He has produced a large body of research and scholarly work, created innovative programming, and secured significant grant dollars.
Known for his commitment to mentoring others and fostering success, his recognitions include several awards for excellence in teaching and for learning innovation.
Dr. Peterson speaks at conferences around the world on issues related to medication adherence, health policy and pharmacy. He is co-author of an authoritative text for mid-level practitioners: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics: A Practical Approach published in 2016, editor of the book Leadership and Management in Pharmacy Practice, and a contributor to numerous peer publications. His journal reviews include the American Journal of Hospital/Health System Pharmacy, the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Lancet.
Active in the academic and research communities, Dr. Peterson has served on the boards of many professional organizations. He is also a member of Delta Mu Delta International Society in Business and the Phi Lamda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.
Dr. Peterson earned his PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Ph.D. in health policy at USciences. He also completed an Advanced Residency in hospital pharmacy administration at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a Residency in hospital pharmacy practice from Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. He lives in suburban Philadelphia.