Charles F. Caley
Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Office: CSP 417
Charles F. Caley received his BS Pharm degree, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Kingston. After receiving his PharmD in 1991, he completed a 2-year specialty residency in psychiatric pharmacy – the first year at the Institute of Mental Health in Cranston, RI, and the second year at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, WA. Afterwards, Dr. Caley became an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane. He then worked for three years as a clinical coordinator for a pharmacy management company based in Tewksbury, MA. In 1997, Dr. Caley moved to the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in Storrs. He has been a board certified psychiatric pharmacist since December 1996.
Dr. Caley’s scholarship has largely focused on different safety aspects of psychiatric therapeutics. He has been most interested in the metabolic syndrome risks of antipsychotic treatments, extrapyramidal effects of serotonergic antidepressants and the role of the psychiatric pharmacist on mental health care teams. Dr. Caley has presented on a number of topics related to psychiatric therapeutics at the local, regional and national levels. Over the past few years, he has become interested in the role that community pharmacists play in the daily mental health care needs of individuals who live with serious and persistent mental illnesses.
For much of the past 20 years, Dr. Caley has provided service to the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) where he is a founding member, has served as program committee chair, and has been a member of the board of directors – he completed the CPNP presidency cycle in 2006. Following this, he became a member of the board of directors for the CPNP Foundation and was appointed president of the board from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, Dr. Caley has served the Boards of Pharmacy Specialties where he was both a member and chair of the specialty council for psychiatric pharmacy, and a member of the ambulatory care specialty council.