Paul Walker, PharmD
Paul Walker is Assistant Dean of Experiential Education and Community Engagement and Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Manager of Pharmacy Patient Outcomes in the Department of Pharmacy Services at Michigan Medicine. He received his BS in pharmacy and his PharmD from Wayne State University, in Detroit, and completed residency in pharmacy practice at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center. He also completed a specialty residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at the University of Tennessee and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn. Professor Walker is involved in the didactic education of students; he currently coordinates and teaches in several pharmacotherapy courses for pharmacy students and advanced practice nursing students. Much of his teaching focuses on drug therapy in children.
Oversight of the experiential curriculum
Scholarship of teaching and learning
Pharmacy practice model development
The impact of pharmacists on patient outcomes
Transitions of care
Medication use evaluation
- 2022 Pharmacist of the Year, Michigan Pharmacists Association
- 2022 ABHP 2022 Wendell T. Hill Award, Association of Black Health-system Pharmacists (ABHP) Foundation
- 2022 AACP Substance Use Disorder SIG Best Paper Award 2021–22, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- 2022 2022 Michigan Center for IPE Award for Innovation and Excellence, Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education, University of Michigan
- 2021 Award of Excellence in Experiential Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- 2017 Nomination for Executive Board - ASHP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- 2017 Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award, MSHP
- 2017 Interprofessional Leadership Fellow, University of Michigan
- 2014 Executive Board Service Award, Michigan Pharmacists Association
Walker PC. Inaugural address of the incoming President: We Are Better Together! American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2022; 79 (21):1950–1955. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxac205
Walker PC, Marshall VD, Sweet BV, Vordenberg SE. Longitudinal Measurement of Empathy in Student Pharmacists. https://www.ajpe.org/content/86/7/8752.
Ashjian EJ, Erickson SR, Walker PC, Sweet BV, Diez HL, Wells T, Thompson AN. Assessing the impact of an early clinical experience on student learning about ambulatory care practice. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2021; 85 (4) Article 858118. ePublished, https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe858118.
Abramowitz PW. Walker PC. A More Perfect Future: Driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in ASHP. Editorial. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2021; 78(10): 833–834, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxab143.
Kieser M, Feudo D, Legg J, Rodriguez, R, Schriever A, Parent-Stevens L, Allen SM, Feemster AA, Brueckl M, Walker PC, Pick A, Caward K, Oja K, McGuiggan M, Shepler B. Accommodating Pharmacy Students with Disabilities during the Experiential Learning Curricula: A Commentary from the Big Ten Academic Alliance Experiential Learning Work Group. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2021. https://www.ajpe.org/content/early/2021/03/24/ajpe8426.
Skrabal M, Sharp CK, Palombi L, Tiemeier A, Walker PC, Devine T, Spencer S, Coover K, Tran T. A Multi-Site Qualitative Study Examining Student Perspectives of the Opioid Crisis. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2021. Published ahead of print: https://www.ajpe.org/content/early/2021/04/06/ajpe8515.
Vordenberg S, Diez HL, Ferguson C, Walker PC, Bostwick J, Klein KC. Considerations for community-based health promotion events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovations in Pharmacy. April 2021. Published ahead of Print: https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/innovations/article/view/3487.
Tai M, Rida N, Klein KC, Diez H, Wells T, Kippes, K, Walker PC, Vordenberg SE. Impact of virtual simulation in self-care course on community pharmacy introductory pharmacy practice experience self-care encounters. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2019; 12:74-83. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877129719300577?via%3Dihub.
Vos S, Kooyman C, Feudo D, Goliak K, Kieser M, Legg J, Parent-Stevens L, Walker P, Rodriguez R. When Experiential Education Intersects with Learning Disabilities. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2019; 83 (8) Article 7468. https://www.ajpe.org/doi/pdf/10.5688/ajpe7468.
Tofade T, Shepler B, Kieser M, Jolowsky C, Miller M, Sullivan D, Vos S, Brueckl M, Feudo D, Walker PC. GRading Trends and Evaluation of Student Performance across Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. (The GRAPPEs Study). Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877129717302290?via%3Dihub.
Kelling SE, Walker PC, Mason JG, Zara N, Bleske BE. Incorporation of a community pharmacy-based heart failure assessment tool by advanced pharmacy practice experience students. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Published online, March 9, 2017. www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(17)30008-0/pdf.
Stranges PM, Marshall VD, Walker PC, Hall KE, Griffith DK, Remington T. A multidisciplinary intervention for reducing readmissions among older adults in a patient-centered medical home. American Journal of Managed Care. 2015;21:106-113. https://www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2015/2015-vol21-n2/a-multidisciplinary-intervention-for-reducing-readmissions-among-older-adults-in-a-patient-centered-medical-home.
Walker PC, Kraft MD, Kinsey KS, van Kampen A, Perez M, Okeagu U, Boateng A. Making Student Pharmacists Indispensable: The Added Value of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Students to Patient Care. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2015; 7: 47–53. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2014.09.001. Published online, November 13, 2014. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877129714001245.
Heidelbaugh JJ, Kim AH, Chang R, Walker PC. Overutilization of proton pump inhibitors – What the clinician needs to know. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. 2012; 5:219-32. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1756283X12437358?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed.
Walker PC, DePestel DD, Miles NA, Malani PN. Surgical infection prophylaxis for left ventricular assist device implantation. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01262.x. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01262.x
Walker PC, Kinsey KS, Kraft MD, Mason NA, Clark JS. IPPE: From an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience to Improving Patient care and Pharmacy student Education. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2011; 68:655-660. https://academic.oup.com/ajhp/article/68/8/655/5129727.
Walker PC, Jones JNT, Mason NA. Development of an advanced pharmacy practice experience in transitional care. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2010; 74(2):Article 20. https://www.ajpe.org/content/74/2/20.
Choe HM, Bernstein SJ, Mueller BA, Walker PC, Stevenson JG, Standiford CJ. Pharmacist leads primary care team to improve diabetes care. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2009; 66:622-624. https://academic.oup.com/ajhp/article-lookup/doi/10.2146/ajhp080139.
Eyler RF, Butler SO, Walker PC, DePestel DD, Spoor MT, Pagani FD, Malani PN. Vancomycin use during left ventricular assist device support. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2009; 30:484-486. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/597231#metadata_info_tab_contents.
Walker PC, Bernstein SJ, Tucker Jones JN, Piersma J, Kim HW, Regal RE, Kuhn L, Flanders SA. Impact of a pharmacist-facilitated hospital discharge program: A quasi-experimental study. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009; 169:2003-2010. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1108583.
Nolen, A, Ivey MF, Walker PC. Commentary: Spiritual practices and beliefs as a social determinant of health: When will the profession of pharmacy address the whole body-mind-spirit triad? American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Ahead of print: zxad081, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxad081. April 2023.