John E. Murphy, Pharm.D., is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the College of Pharmacy and Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The department consists of approximately 25 full time faculty in three divisions, 200 adjunct faculty, and residency, fellowship and graduate programs. John received B.S. in pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award in 1998. He spent 12 years on the faculty at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, where he also served as Director of Pharmacokinetic Services at a 500 bed medical center.
Long active in pharmacy organizations, Dr. Murphy served as president (1997-1998) and member of the Board of Directors (1994-1997) of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), a 30,000 member organization. He has also served as president of the Georgia Society of Hospital Pharmacists. John has been awarded fellow status in three organizations – the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Dr. Murphy has published approximately 150 papers and 60 abstracts on clinical pharmacy, pharmacy education, and pharmacokinetics and is a frequent speaker at continuing education meetings for pharmacists. He is currently Co-Director of the Arizona Clinical Research Training Program (AzCRTP), an NIH K30 Clinical Research Curriculum Award and an investigator for the University of Arizona CERT. His research interests include outcome analysis of pharmacy services and drug therapy, pharmacy education, and clinical pharmacokinetics.