Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD

Andrew Peterson, PharmD, PhD

Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD

The John Wyeth Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Professor of Health Policy and Public Health


BS (Rutgers University)

PharmD (Medical College of Virginia)

PhD (University of the Sciences)

Research Interests

Patient Compliance Pharmacy Management


Andrew Peterson is The John Wyeth Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. He formerly served as the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, where he continues as an Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Peterson teaches management, managed care pharmacy practice, and research design and statistics to pharmacy students.

Dr. Peterson earned his PhD in Health Policy from the University of the Sciences. The title of his dissertation was "Development of a Methodology to Use the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Concurrently: The Case of Initial Medication Compliance." He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy in 1986. After graduating from Rutgers, Dr. Peterson completed a 1-year residency in Hospital Pharmacy Practice at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He then went on to complete a 2-year post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond Virginia. Dr. Peterson enhanced his education and training by completing an Advanced Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Administration at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before Dr. Peterson came to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 1996, he was an assistant director of pharmacy/clinical services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Prior to that, he was an associate director of pharmacy, drug information and clinical services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

He has concentrated his years of research in pharmacy management, managed care pharmacy, pharmaceutical care and medication compliance. Some of his more recent scholarly publications include “Pharmacoeconomic Impact of Non-Compliance with Statins” and “A meta-analysis of interventions to improve medication adherence.” He is editor for the book “Managing Pharmacy Practice: Principles, Systems and Strategies.” He also co-authored the book “Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics: A Practical Approach” – a text used for mid-level practitioners.

Dr. Peterson is a member of several pharmacy organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Dr. Peterson has earned the Homiller Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003) and the Patricia Leahy Award for Learning Innovation (2005).


Contact Information

Office location: 4101 Woodland Avenue Room 135
Mailing address: Box 22
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8877
Office Fax: 215.596.7614

a [dot] peters [at] usciences [dot] edu