The Department of Social and Administrative Pharmacy creates and disseminates knowledge regarding the safe and effective use of medications and pharmacy services to improve health and well-being.


The department will be recognized in addressing the provision of quality healthcare services that impact patients’ daily lives through innovative education, research, and engaged service to the New England community.


The goals of our department are to:

  • Provide high-quality teaching and conduct research in health outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, health communications, health care systems management, healthcare law, and ethics.
  • Collaborate with community partners, experts in the field and across the University to improve population health by impacting practice and policies that guide healthcare at the local, national, and international level.
  • Translate research into “real-world” solutions and disseminate findings to the scientific and healthcare community.
  • Train and mentor future educators, researchers, and providers to promote the delivery of high-quality care and health information to diverse communities and population.

Faculty and Professional Staff

Full-time Faculty

Leslie Ochs
Chair, Department of Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy Building 220
Wallace Marsh
Director, Academic Affairs and Assessment
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy Building 120
Robert McCarthy
Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy;
Associate Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy Building 222

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