Cathleen A. O'Connell, PhD

Cathleen A. O'Connell, PhD

Cathleen A. O'Connell RPh, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing

Education

PhD, Temple University

MS, Long Island University (Brooklyn)

BS Pharm, Rutgers University

Research Interests

Drug information for cannabis patients and adult use consumers

Written drug information for patients

Role of labeling and packaging in medication errors

Synopsis

After beginning her professional life as a hospital pharmacist, Cathleen had a long career as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry, where her functional responsibilities over the years included medical information, medical writing, regulatory affairs, and pharmaceutical labeling. Prior to her permanent shift into academia at USciences she taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities as well as a community college. Cathleen is a rated pilot (helicopters, hang gliders, paragliders).

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Selected Scholarly Activity

O’Connell C, Reconsidering an essential premise in Kessler MM & Graham SS (2018) terminal node problems: ANT 2.0 and prescription drug labels. Technical Communication Quarterly. 2019;29(1).DOI 10.1080/10572252.2019.1692909

O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019.

O’Connell C. Introduction to Healthcare Product Labeling. In: O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019:1-3.

O’Connell C. Content Development. In: O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019:5-10.

O’Connell C, Batheja A. Core Labeling. In: O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019:11-21.

O’Connell C, Holzmueller C. Target Labeling. In: O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019:23-28.

O’Connell C, Merchant S. Pharmaceutical Labeling in the US. In: O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019:29-48.

O’Connell C, Holzmueller C. Patient Labeling in the US. In: O’Connell C, ed. Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling. Rockville, MD: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society; 2019:49-58.

O’Connell CA, Imm P, Kuhn S. Improving prescription drug labelling in the U.S. SCRIP/Regulatory Affairs Journal. Dec. 2012

O’Connell CA, Korzin E. Medication errors prevention – the program at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Drug Information Journal. 35(1);211-217, 2001

Fisch MK, O’Connell CA. Creation of a dictionary of medical and lay terms for use in the preparation of patient information leaflets. Drug Information Journal 32(2):533-538, 1998

Contact Information

Office location: Griffith Hall, 344B
Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215-596-7052
Office Fax: 215-596-7614
Email:

c [dot] oconnell [at] usciences [dot] edu