Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD

John Wyeth Dean Emeritus
Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
Executive Director, Substance Use Disorders Institute

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Professor of Health Policy


BS (Rutgers University)

PharmD (Medical College of Virginia)

PhD in Health Policy (University of the Sciences)

Research Interests

Medication Compliance, Health Outcomes, and Medications in the Environment


Dr. Peterson has more than 20 years research experience in pharmacy management, managed care pharmacy, medications compliance, and more recently, medications in the environment. His accomplishments are wide ranging: he has produced a large body of research and scholarly work, created innovative programming, and secured significant grant dollars.

Dr. Peterson speaks at conferences around the world on issues related to pharmacy and health policy. He is co-author of an authoritative text for nurse practitioners and physician assistants entitled:  Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics: A Practical Approach published in 2013, co-editor of the book Leadership and Management in Pharmacy Practice, and a contributor to numerous peer-reviewed publications.  His journal reviews include the Journal of the American Medical Association, Value in Health, American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, and the Lancet.

Active in the academic and research communities, Dr. Peterson has served on the boards of many organizations including the Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors and was Conference Chair in 2006.  Dr. Peterson is engaged in several professional organizations including the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Public Health Association, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He is also a member of Phi Beta Lambda Business Honor Society  and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.

Known for his commitment to mentoring others and fostering success, recognitions include several awards for excellence in teaching and for learning innovation.

Before joining USciences in 1996, Dr. Peterson was an Assistant Director of pharmacy and clinical services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and was an Associate Director of pharmacy, drug information, and clinical services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.  Dr. Peterson earned his PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University and his PhD in Health Policy at USciences. He also completed an Advanced Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Administration at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Practice from Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. He lives in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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Contact Information

Office location: Whitecar Hall, 2403
Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8877
Office Fax: 215.596.7614

a [dot] peters [at] usciences [dot] edu