Frank J. Ascione is Professor of Clinical and Social and Administrative Sciences, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.  He was Dean of the College from 2004-14 and has been a faculty member there since 1977.  He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received his BS and PharmD from the College and his MPH and PhD from the School of Public Health. Dean Ascione was director of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) program that produced the second edition of Evaluation of Drug Interactions and is the author of Principles of Drug Information and Scientific Literature Evaluation: Critiquing Clinical Drug Trials.

Areas of research have included evaluating models of medication therapy management, consumer medication-taking behavior, and the use of technology in pharmacy practice. Dean Ascione's current research focuses on issues related to drug policy, and he teaches a course on issues in regulatory science. 

Research Interests

  • Drug policy and the FDA regulatory process

  • Decision-making abilities of health care institutions, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

  • The impact of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising

Selected Publications

  • Ascione F. Research Requirement for Pharm.D. Students. Amer J Pharm Educ. 2007;71(6):115.

  • Svensson CK, Speedie MK, Roberts JC, Letendre DE, Brueggemeier RW, Bauman JL, Ascione FJ. Reconsidering the Length of Program Accreditation. Amer J Pharm Educ. 2011;75(1):6.

  • Ascione F. In Pursuit of Prestige: the Folly of the US News and World Report Survey. Amer J Pharm Educ. 2012;76(6):103.

  • Svensson CK, Ascione F, Bauman JL, Brueggemeier RW, Letendre DE, Roberts JC, Speedie MK. Are We Producing Innovators and Leaders or Change Resisters and Followers? Amer J Pharm Educ. 2012;76(7):124.

  • Bauman JL, Ascione F, Brueggemeier RW, Letendre DE, Roberts JC, Speedie MK, Svensson CK. Maintaining Pharmacy Education’s Research Focus as the Academy Expands. Amer J Pharm Educ. 2012;76(8):144.