Albert Wertheimer, PhD, MBA
Visiting Professor, Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences
Touro College of Pharmacy
Dr. Wertheimer has been active in sociobehavioral and administrative pharmacy research and education for more than 40 years. He earned a pharmacy degree at the University of Buffalo, an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. at Purdue University. In addition, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the department of social medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School of the University of London.
He has authored or edited 40 books, numerous book chapters and over 400 journal articles. He has lectured or consulted in 75 countries, and he has held visiting professor appointments at universities in Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, Slovenia and China. He performed pioneering work in the area of social and behavioral sciences in pharmacy and in more recent years has conducted research in pharmaco-economics, outcomes research, and health policy analysis.
Prior to his appointment at TCOP, he has been a professor at Temple University, dean of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, a researcher at Merck and Company, a vice president of First Health, Inc., a Pharmacy Benefit Manager and a professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Wertheimer has received many awards and honors, including fellowships from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP). He is Scheele Laureate of the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and an honorary member of several professional societies. Most recently, he received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Paul Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research. He has been a study section member/grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).