Andrew Peterson, PharmD, PhD

Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Peterson_andrewMayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy


Managed care pharmacy, pharmacy management, medication adherence/compliance.

About Dr. Peterson

Dr. Peterson teaches management, managed care pharmacy practice, and research design and statistics to pharmacy students. Prior to joining the University in 1996, he was an assistant director of pharmacy/clinical services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has concentrated his years of research in pharmacy management, managed care pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, medication compliance and most recently, medications in the environment.

Some of Dr. Peterson’s more recent scholarly publications include “Pharmacoeconomic Impact of Non-Compliance with Statins” and “A checklist for medication compliance and persistence studies using retrospective databases.” He is co-editor for the book Advanced Pharmacotherapuetics:  A Practical Approach, a text used widely throughout nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs as a basis for learning pharmacotherapeutics.  Dr. Peterson is a member of several pharmacy and public health organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the American Public Health Association, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. Dr. Peterson has earned the Homiller Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003) and the Patricia Leahy Award for Learning Innovation (2005).

He received his PharmD from the Medical College of Virginia and his BS in pharmacy from Rutgers University. He also earned his PhD in health policy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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