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Faculty

David M Baker

Professor of Pharmacy Administration | Director of Graduate Studies in Pharmacy & Health Sciences | Director of Pharmacy Technician Training
Education:
Certificate, 2021, Mental Health First Aid, National Counsel for Mental Wellbeing
Certificate, 2007, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association
J.D., 1994, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, Carlisle, PA
M.B.A., 1994, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
ASHP Hospital Pharmacy Residency Certificate, 1982, Houlton Regional Hospital, Houlton, ME
B.S. Pharm., 1981, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Office: CSP 327
413-796-2412
INTERESTS

Pharmacy History Research

• Pharmacy Filmography – the history of the depiction of pharmacy in movies and TV shows • History of Dr. Thomas Patrick and the Patrick School of Pharmacy • The “Fathers” of Traditional Eastern Medicine: Shennong – China; Tue Tinh – Vietnam; and Heo Jun – Korea • A Survey of Pharmacy Prescriptions of the 1890s • The Historical Use of Toxins in Cosmetics • Prohibition Era Medicinal Liquors • Triggering Events of Pharmacy School Founding • Founding Dates of U.S. Pharmacy Schools & Colleges. • History of the Hampden College of Pharmacy • The Voices of Pharmacy Past (VoPP) Project - the historical archiving of video-recorded interviews, conducted by pharmacy students, of pharmacists who graduated from Hampden College of Pharmacy, entered practice prior to 1985, or graduated from the WNEU/MCPHS collaboration

Pharmacy Law Research

• The Disparity of State Continuing Professional Education Requirements • Proposal of Federal Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana • Review of Medical Marijuana Dispensing Under Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs • The Food and Drug Administration's Consumer Safety Mandate

Pharmacy Education/Pedagogical Research

• The Teaching of Pharmacy Ethics in U.S. Pharmacy Schools • Development of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Guidelines for the Teaching of the History of Pharmacy • The Teaching of History of Pharmacy in U.S. Pharmacy Schools • How to Engage Students in the History of Pharmacy • Creation, Implementation and Evaluation of Active Learning, Simulation-Based Healthcare Communications Courses • Grading Scale Variations in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs • Design and Validation of Reliable Course and Instructor Assessment Tools

Miscellaneous Areas of Pharmacy Research

• The Use of Liposomal Formulations of Glucosamine to Enhance Bioavailability • Investigation of Lactose Intolerance and Medication Formulation • Pharmaceutical Evaluation of Commonly Compounded Topical Diclofenac Gel Preparations • Implementation of Pharmacist-supervised Outpatient Diabetes Treatment Clinics

COURSES TAUGHT

PHAR 516 Pharmacy Ethics

PHAR 517 Health Care Policy & Delivery

PHAR 520 Healthcare Communications

PHAR 616 Practice Management I

PHAR 626 Practice Management II

PHAR 650 Evolution of Pharmacy Elective

PHAR 718 Pharmacy Law I

PHAR 728 Pharmacy Law II

PHAR 807 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience – History of Pharmacy Research Elective

PHAR 807 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience – Pharmacy Law Research Elective

PHAR 8XX MPJE Law Review

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Baker DM, Aqsa AS (2021 , June ). Pharmacy Through the Lens of Hollywood III: “Happy Land.” . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future ,10 , 10, 16, 18-19.

Gilzad Kohan H, Baker DM, Sani S, Bielecki-Wilken KA, Ramirez A. (2021 , March ). In vitro permeability, irritability, and release evaluation of commonly used topical diclofenac gel preparations (1, 5, and 10 ). . Intl J Pharm Cpding. ,25 , 146-155.

Baker DM, Bello HO. (2020 , December ). Pharmacy Through the Lens of Hollywood II: “Handy Andy.” . Pharm Chron Past Present Future. ,9 , 10, 15-16.

Baker DM, Dias SJ, Nemec EC. (2020 , May ). Pharmacy Through the Lens of Hollywood I: “It’s the Old Army Game.” . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future ,8 , 9, 15-17.

Di Donato CM, Baker DM (2019 , Spring ). The Rose and Its Thorns: The Historical Use of Toxins in Cosmetics . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future ,7 , 10, 12-14.

Baker DM, Colaizzi JL, Leite K, Buerki RA, Higby GJ, McCarthy RL, Ridgway C (2019 ). The Teaching of History of Pharmacy in U.S. Pharmacy Schools . American Journal of Pharmacy Education ,83 , Article 6500.

Nemec EC, Baker DM, Zhang D, Dintzner M (2018 ). Development of Valid and Reliable Student Evaluation Tools of Teaching . Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning ,10 , 549-557.

Russo AD, Baker DM (2018 , Spring ). Prohibition Era Medicinal Liquors . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future ,6 , 6-9.

Kim H, Baker DM (2017 , Fall ). Heo Jun (1539–1615 C.E.) – the Father of Traditional Korean Medicine . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future ,5 , 5, 8-9.

Collier IA, Baker DM (2017 ). Creation of an Active Learning Healthcare Communications Course Using Simulations Relevant to Pharmacy Practice . Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning ,9 , 626-632.

Baker DM, Nguyen U (2016 , Spring ). The Events upon Which U.S. Pharmacy Schools Established Their Founding Dates . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future ,3 , 4-5, 13.

Baker DM, Nguyen U (2015 , Spring ). Cyclical History of U.S. Pharmacy School Openings and Closings . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future , 4-5.

Baker DM (2015 , Spring ). Teaching Pearls: An Exercise to Engage Students in the History of Pharmacy . Pharmacy Chronicles: Past, Present, and Future , 12.

Baker DM, Nemec EC (2014 ). A Survey of Grading Scale Variations in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs . Currents in Pharm Teaching and Learning , 194-202.

Collier IA, Baker DM (2014 ). Implementation of a Pharmacist-supervised Outpatient Diabetes Treatment Clinic . American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy , 27-36.

Conference Proceedings

Baker DM, Collette RK, Mulvey SA (2021 , July ). Thomas W. Patrick, R.Ph., M.D. (1872-1953), and the History of the Patrick School of Pharmacy (1892-1947) . 2021 AACP Annual Meeting Virtual Pharmacy Education 2021

Baker DM, Lee K (2021 , July ). Shennong 神農 - The Father of Traditional Chinese Medicine . 2021 AACP Annual Meeting Virtual Pharmacy Education 2021

Baker DM, Collier IA, Long AM, Doyle-Campbell C, Mattison M, Harrison K, Wei Q (2019 , July ). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Active-Learning, Simulation-Based Healthcare Communications Course Utilizing the PaCT Assessment . 2019 AACP Annual Meeting , Chicago, IL

Baker DM, Leite K, Khan F (2017 , July ). The Disparity of State Continuing Professional Education Requirements – A Call for National Uniformity . 2017 AACP Annual Meeting , Nashville, TN

Baker DM, Leite KM, Buerki RA, Higby GJ, McCarthy RL, Colaizzi JL, Ridgway C (2016 , July ). The Teaching of History of Pharmacy at U.S. Pharmacy Schools . 2016 AACP Annual Meeting , Anaheim, CA

Baker DM, Nguyen U. (2015 , July ). The Historical Events Upon Which U.S. Pharmacy Schools Were Founded . 2015 AACP Annual Meeting , National Harbor, MD

Baker DM, Nemec EC (2015 , July ). Pharmacy on the Small Screen: The Television Portrayal of the Profession . 2015 AACP Annual Meeting , National Harbor, MD

Baker DM, Nguyen U, Losito N and Hodzic M (2014 , July ). Voices of Pharmacy Past Project: Student-Conducted Oral Histories to Preserve and Archive Past Pharmacy Practices . 2014 AACP Annual Meeting , Grapevine, TX

Nemec EC, Baker DM (2014 , July ). Pharmacy on the Silver Screen: Portrayal Through the Ages . 2014 AACP Annual Meeting , Grapevine, TX

Baker DM, Nemec EC, Hakala C, Capoccia K (2013 , July ). The Great Debate: Leading Questions versus Open-Ended Questions –Which Gets the Most? . 2013 AACP Annual Meeting , Chicago, IL

Baker DM, Collier IA (2013 , July ). Creation of an Active Learning, Experiential Healthcare Communications Course Relevant to Pharmacy Practice . 2013 AACP Annual Meeting , Chicago, IL

Baker DM, Nemec EC (2012 , July ). A Survey of Grading Scale Trends in Professional Graduate Doctorate Programs . 2012 Annual Meeting of the AACP , Kissimmee, FL