Robert McCarthy, PhD

Professor and Dean (Affiliate)

School of Pharmacy, University of New England

Research Overview

My interests lie in the areas of health care policy, especially as it relates to pharmacy and pharmacy ethics. My scholarship has focused on the ethical issues facing pharmacy practitioners including the right to medication and the impact of managed care, as well as teaching and learning strategies in pharmacy ethics. I am the founding editor and currently co-editor of Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists; the sixth edition will be published in 2016. Since leaving the Dean’s Office, I have led the university’s interprofessional healthcare initiative focused on four domains: education of health care professionals, patient care, research/scholarship, and outreach/engagement. In this capacity, I have chaired the Interprofessional Task Force, which has become a standing university committee, the Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healt hcare (CIPEH).


B.S. Pharmacy, 1979, Northeastern University
M.S. Hospital Pharmacy, 1983, Northeastern University
Ph.D. Law, Policy & Society, 1993, Northeastern University

Recent Publications


Featured Publications

Popovich, NG, McCarthy, RL, Roberts, JC, et al. Assessing Quality in Pharmacy Education in an Era of Rapid Expansion: Response to Maine and Vlasses. J Am Pharm Assoc. 53(3):228-32, 2013.

Plake, KS, Schafermeyer, KW and McCarthy (eds). Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, 6th ed. Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury, MA. In preparation.

McCarthy, RL, Schafermeyer, KW and Plake, KS (eds). Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, 5th ed. Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury, MA. 2011.

McCarthy, RL. Ethics and Patient Privacy. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 48(6):e144, 2008(Nov/Dec) and Pharmacy Today. 14(11):59-70, 2008(Nov). –>

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