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Shane Desselle is Professor at Touro University, California College of Pharmacy. He also is President of Applied Pharmacy Solutions. He has years of experience in pharmacy practice, in academia, research, consulting, publishing, program development, and grantsmanship. Dr. Desselle is formerly Dean and Professor at California Northstate University College of Pharmacy. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He began is academic career at Long Island University, then became Director of Assessment & Educational Strategies at Duquesne University for 9 years. At Duquesne, Dr. Desselle was tenured and promoted to professor while earning College and University-level teaching and research awards. He then took a position as Associate Dean and Chair at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Oklahoma. He co-edits Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, 3rd ed, the most widely used pharmacy management text, worldwide. He is founder and editor of Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy and has served on the editorial boards of JMCP, JAPhA, and AJPE, as well as on Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy. Dr. Desselle has served on AACP’s Board of Trustees and the Boards of the Northern California chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Desselle was recently named a Fulbright Specialist Scholar and awaits international assignment. He has a track record of oversight for successful community outreach programs and public health initiatives. He has developed mentoring programs for pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy academicians, and pharmacy technicians. He developed a career laddering mechanism for pharmacy technicians and has led task forces on pharmacy workforce at local, state, and national levels. He has been invited to speak throughout and even outside the U.S. on myriad topics. He has published over 80 original research articles and nearly 200 conference presentations. Dr. Desselle has taught courses in health care systems, health care economics, social/behavioral pharmacy, research methods, and pharmacy management.
Ph.D. (Pharmacy and Health Care Administration), 1995, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Health Care Economics
Social and Behavioral Pharmacy
Research Methods and Design
Psychological contract breaches
Pharmacy labor force
Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising
Pharmacists' roles in migraine headache
“Raising diabetes awareness among California Central Valley Latino community.” Rodriguez-Torres A (PI), Huerta A (Co-I), Desselle SP (Consultant). $10,000 request to the Donald A. Strauss Foundation funded in full, July 2013.
“Provider, Patient, and Caregiver Perspectives on Establishing a Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes” (Co-I) with Hogg LD (PI), Condren ME (Co-I), and O’Neal KS. Proposal for $1,500 to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded in full, October 2011.
“Community pharmacists’ behaviors regarding pediatric prescriptions,” (Co-I), with Condren ME (PI), Honey BL (Co-I). $9,687 awarded in full from OUCOP Seed Grant Program, October 2011.
“Evaluation of an educational intervention on the caring behaviors and referral activities of community pharmacists for migraineurs,” (PI), with Skomo ML, Murray KG, O’Neal KS. Request of $47,875 from Merck & Company funded in full, January 2011.
“Evaluation of Merck’s Headache School: A quasi-experimental, Phase IV examination of effectiveness,” (PI), with Weisz MA and Murray KG. Request of $47,961 from Merck & Company funded in full, January 2011.
“Comprehensive medication therapy management through telepharmacy”. (PI). Request of $350,000 from Chapman Trust awarded in full, July 2010.
“Physician and pharmacist views regarding participation in a practice-based research network and collaborative research,” with Planas LG (PI) and Fu KF. $5,000 awarded in full from OUCOP Seed Grant Program, January 2010.
“Evaluation of an intervention on community pharmacists’ care of recurrent headache sufferers,” with Murray KA (PI), Skomo ML (Co-PI), and Scott MR (Co-PI). Request of $4,350 awarded in full from OUCOP Seed Grant Program, Janaury 2009.
“Pharmacists’ perceptions of the value of technician certification.” Awarded $24,812 from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, April 2007.
“Examining the impact of managed care on small pharmaceutical companies’ marketing mix strategies.” Awarded $4,500 from UCB, Inc, November 2006.
“Consequences of pharmacy benefits design: An examination of clinical, economic, ethical, and humanistic considerations,” with Khalid M. Kamal. Awarded $22,696.33 from Novartis. October 2006.
“Content analysis of FDA warning letters to manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and biologics,” with Khalid M. Kamal. $7389.37 awarded from Novartis. October 2006.
“Evaluation of a pilot advanced mentorship program for undergraduate pharmacy students.” Co-principal investigator with Peter L. Wildfong, Wilson S. Meng, and Christopher K. Surratt. Awarded $2,879 from the Duquesne University Outcomes Assessment Committee. May 2006.
“Development and construct validation of the pharmacist care of migraineurs scale.” Co-principal investigator with Monica R. Skomo. Awarded $9,208 from Duquesne University in the 2006 Faculty Development Fund grant competition. April 2006.
“A stochastic model of CPhT job satisfaction.” Presidential Scholarship grant of $5,000 awarded from Duquesne University. May 2005.
“Impact of an osteoporosis screening program for the medically underserved.” Co-investigator with H. Berdine, K. Krohn, and C. O’Neil (PI).Request for $9,720 from Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals granted in full. April 2004.
“Funds for the development and implementation of Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy.” Unrestricted grant of $12,000/year from Elsevier. March 2004.
“Evaluating responses to open hearings and inquiries pertaining to pharmacy technician certification.” Request for $3,413.19 from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board awarded in full. January 2004.
“Response quality of ‘Ask the Pharmacist’ services among Internet pharmacies.” Request for $17,907.12 from AstraZeneca awarded in full. January 2004.
“Patient influence on treatment alternatives in institutional settings: the case of antibiotic therapy.” Request for $12,000 submitted to Pfizer, Inc. awarded in full, December 2003.
“Quality of work life among certified pharmacy technicians.” Request for $8,115.98 submitted to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board awarded in full. October 2003.
“Implementing service-learning into a human physiology course for entry-level pharmacy students.” Co-investigator with Christorpher Surratt (PI). Request of $2,000 from Center for Healthy Communities and Midwest Health Professions Service-Learning Consortium. June 2002.
“The use of speech disfluency as an indicant of paradigm development in pharmacy’s academic subdisciplines. Co-principal investigator with Erin R. Holmes. Request of $3,500 from Pfizer, Inc. awarded in full. May 2002.
“DTCA as a means of improving patient outcomes and increasing pharmaceutical manufacturer net value.” Request of $14,000 award in full by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. March 2001.
“Community pharmacy technician job satisfaction and perceived support from their pharmacist supervisors.” Contract from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board rewarded. Request of $3,200 awarded in full. June 2000.
“Assessing consumer satisfaction and knowledge of their prescription drug coverage with the use of interval-level scaling.” Request of $15,000 awarded in full by Astra Pharmaceuticals. May 1999.
Unrestricted educational grant to assist in the implementation of a new Masters Degree program in Pharmacy Administration at Duquesne University. Request of $10,000 awarded in full by Pfizer, Incorporated. August 1999.
“Correlates of technician performance on the board certification exam. $3,000 from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, June 1999.
Condren ME, Desselle SP. The fate of pediatric prescriptions in community pharmacies. Journal of Patient Safety. 2013. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182948a7d
Davis TL, Desselle SP. Perceptions of a faculty cohort using Education Scholar as a basis for faculty development in active learning strategies. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2013;5:394-401.
Harrington AR, Desselle SP, Apgar DA, Hesselbacher E, Pie A, Quesnel E, Warholak TL. Pharmacy students’ opinions of direct-to-consumer advertising. Research in Social and Administration Pharmacy. 2013;9:458-466.
Peirce GL, Desselle SP, Bolino M, Draugalis JR, Davis T, Spies AR. Identifying psychological contract breaches in academic pharmacy using a modified Delphi procedure. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;Article 112.
Holmes ER, Desselle SP. The use of speech disfluency as an indicant of paradigm development in pharmacy’s academic subdisciplines. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2012; 5:311-326.
Desselle SP. Treating mentoring as a scholarly endeavor. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;76:Article 108.
Desselle SP, Peirce GL. The intersection of job satisfaction and preceptor development: Opportunities for academic pharmacy programs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011;75:No.171.
Desselle SP, Peirce GL, Crabtree BL, Acosta D, Early JL, Kishi DT, Nobles-Knight D, Webster AA. Pharmacy faculty workplace issues: Findings from the 2009-2010 COD-COF Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011;75:Article No. 63.
Schmitt MR, Desselle SP. Pharmacists’ perceptions of the value of certification. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2010;26:340-351.
Desselle SP, Skomo ML. Factors related to pharmacists’ care of migraineurs. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2010; 6:232-245.
Conklin MH, Desselle SP. Factors associated with pharmacy academician work satisfaction. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2010;2:20-30.
Skomo ML, Desselle SP, Shah N. Development and construct validation of the pharmacists’ care of migraineurs scale. Headache. 2009;49:54-63.
Schmitt MR, Desselle SP. Pharmacists’ attitudes toward technician certification: a qualitative study. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2009;25:79-88.
Skomo ML, Desselle SP, Shah N. Migraineurs’ perceptions of the role of pharmacists in providing care. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2008; 16:357-363.
Kamal KL, Desselle SP, et al. Content analysis of FDA warning letters to manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and biologics. Drug Information Journal. 2009.43: 385-393.
Skomo ML, Desselle SP, Berdine HJ, O’Neil CK. Impact of a pharmacist intervention on migraineur physician-consulting behavior. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2008;48:32-37.
Conklin MH, Desselle SP. Quality of work life and productivity in pharmacy academia. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching. 2007;14:53-78.
Conklin MH, Desselle SP. Development of a multidimensional scale to measure work satisfaction among pharmacy faculty members. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2007;71:Article No. 61.
Conklin MH, Desselle SP. Job turnover intentions among pharmacy academicians. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2007;71:Article No. 62.
Naik S, Desselle SP. An evaluation of cues, inducements, and readability of information on drug-specific websites. Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing andManagement. 2007;17(3/4):61-81.
Desselle SP, Holmes ER. A structural model of CPhTs’ job satisfaction and career commitment. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2007; 47:58-72.
Surratt CK, Desselle SP. Considerations in the administration and interpretation of pharmacy student evaluations of teaching. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2007; 71.Article no.6.
Skomo ML, Desselle SP. Factors influencing migraineur consulting behavior in a university population. Headache. 2006; 46(5): 742-9.
Desselle SP. CPhTs’ views on medication preparation errors and their needs for additional education and training. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy. 2005; 62:1992-7.
Desselle SP, Surratt CK, Astle J, White LA, Yacovilli L, Barnhisel G, Jewell M, Shippen H, Holmes ER. Evolution of a required service-learning course: lessons learned and plans for the future. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching. 2005; 12:33-40.
Desselle SP. Job turnover intentions among certified pharmacy technicians. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2005; 45:676-83.
Desselle SP. Construction, implementation, and analysis of summated rating attitude scales. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2005; 69(5):Article 97.
Desselle SP. Snapshot of U.S. certified pharmacy technicians: a nationwide quality of worklife study. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2005; 45: 458-65.
Holmes ER, Desselle SP, Nath DM, Markuss JM. Ask the pharmacist: An analysis of online drug information services . Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2005; 39:662-7.
Miller MJ, Desselle SP. Knowledge of a managed pharmacy benefit among employees of a large employer group. Managed Care Interface.2005; 18(1):33-42.
Holmes ER, Desselle SP. Is scientific paradigm important for pharmacy education? American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2004;68(5):No. 118.
Surratt CK, Desselle SP. The neuroscience behind drugs of abuse: a service-learning project. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2004;68(4):No.99.
Desselle SP, Mattei, Vanderveen RP. Identifying and weighting units of productivity among faculty. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2004;68(4):No.90.
Desselle SP. Direct-to-consumer advertising and pharmacy practice. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2004;68(4):No.66.
Holmes ER, Desselle SP. Evaluating the balance of informative and persuasive content within product-specific print DTCs ads. Drug Information Journal. 2004;38:83-98.
Shah M, Holmes ER, Desselle SP. The use of persuasion in print DTC ads: A content analysis of popular consumer magazines from 1995-2000. Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management. 2003; 15(3):23-43.
Desselle SP. Consumers’ lack of awareness on issues pertaining to their prescription drug coverage. Journal of Health and Social Policy. 2003; 17(3):23-39.
Holmes ER, Tipton DJ, Desselle SP. The impact of the internet on community pharmacy practice: a comparison of a Delphi panel’s forecast with emerging trends. Health Marketing Quarterly. 2003; 20(2):3-29.
Holmes ER, Desselle SP. The prevalence of informational appeals in direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs among leading consumer magazines. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2003; 20(4):132-141.
Desselle SP, Collins CC, Harrold MW, Kalis MM, Quattrocchi EJ. Quantitative and qualitative assessments of consensus within pharmacy’s academic subdisciplines. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching. 2002; 9(4):1-33.
Desselle SP, Collins CC, Harrold MW, Kalis MM, Quattrocchi, EJ. Consensus within five academic subdisciplines of pharmacy: Progress toward establishing their scientific paradigms. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching. 2002; 9(2): 27-46.
Desselle SP, Vaughan MA, Faria TF. Creating a performance appraisal template for community pharmacy technicians using the method of equal-appearing intervals. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association. 2002; 42(5):768-779.
Cheng JWM, Kalis MM, Desselle SP, Feifer S. Comparison of the effectiveness of traditional lecturing and a patient-based approach in pharmacy students’ ability to apply revised treatment guidelines for hypertension. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2002; 66(4):395-401.
Desselle SP. Constructing mail survey questions to maximize the rates of return and assure the validity and reliability of responses. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy.2002; 8(3):225-231.
Desselle SP. Implementing mail survey questionnaires. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2002; 8(2):157-161.
Giannetti VJ, Desselle SP, Umezwa C. Counseling behaviors among samples of Japanese and American pharmacists. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2001; 18(6):210-218.
Desselle SP, Tipton DJ. Factors contributing to the satisfaction and performance ability of community pharmacists: a path model analysis. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2001; 18(2):15-23.
Desselle SP. Determinants of satisfaction with prescription drug plans. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy.2001; 58(Jun 15):1110-1119.
Desselle SP. Patient satisfaction with and knowledge of their prescription drug coverage. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy.2001; 7(1):34-42.
Desselle SP. Consumer preferences for pharmacy benefits design and methods to fund a Medicare prescription drug benefit. Journal of Managed Pharmaceutical Care.2001; 3(1):15-36.
Harrold MW, Desselle SP. Development and assessment of an Internet-based tutorial to supplement the teaching of medicinal chemistry within a multi-disciplinary disease-based course. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. 2000; 64(4):372-379.
Desselle SP. Development of an interval-level scale to assess consumer satisfaction with their prescription drug coverage. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2000; 6(3):225-31.
Desselle SP, Aparasu R. Attitudinal dimensions that determine a pharmacist’s decision to support DTCA of prescription medication. Drug Information Journal. 2000; 34(1):103-114.
Desselle SP, Alafris A. Changes in pharmacy education sharpen counseling skills. U.S. Pharmacist.1999; 24(11):78,81-2,85-6.
Cheng JWM, Bazil MK, Desselle SP, Feifer S. Student participation in a research project during the community pharmacy clerkship. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 1998; 62(2):145-51.
Desselle SP. Factors in the decision buy a conventional and a homeopathic OTC sinus/allergy medication. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 1998; 15(2):63-66.
Desselle SP, Hunter TS. The evolution of pharmaceutical care into managed care environments. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 1998; 3(1):55-8,61,62.
Desselle SP.Pharmacists’ perceptions of pharmaceutical care practice standards. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association. 1997; NS37(5):529-34.
Desselle SP, Rappaport HM. Establishing standards of pharmaceutical care in the community setting. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care. 1996 1(1):1-11.
Desselle SP, Feldhaus JM, Rappaport HM, Feldhaus JB. Louisiana pharmacists’ attitudes toward health care reform. Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management. 1996; 16(2):15-29.
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (Editor-in-Chief)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Past Board Member, Northern California Chapter)
American Diabetes Association (Past Board Member, Northern California Chapter)
American Association of College of Pharmacy (Past Board Member, Past President of SAS Section, Past President Council of Sections)
University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation (Board Member)
American Pharmacists Association
California Pharmacists Association
California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
American Public Health Association
Allegheny County Pharmacists Association (Past President)
Editorial Board, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Editorial Board, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Editorial Board, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Editorial Advisory Board, Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy (Associate Dean for Tulsa Programs)
Duquesne University (Dean and Director, Office of Assessment & Educational Strategies)
Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (Asst. Professor)
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