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Gail Anderson


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Professor, Department of Pharmacy; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Department of Neurological Surgery, UW Medicine

PhD in Pharmaceutics, University of Washington; Master of Science in Pharmacy Practice, University of Washington; Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Clinical pharmacokinetics
  • Epilepsy and neurotrauma

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 561 and 562: Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pharm 549: Drug therapy for the elderly
  • Pharm 533: Pharmacokinetics
  • Pceut 532: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Pceut 533: Biopharmaceutics and drug delivery
  • Med Chem 525: Alternative and Complementary Medicine (online)


Gail D. Anderson, PhD, obtained her academic education from the University of Washington where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Science in Pharmacy Practice and PhD in Pharmaceutics. She completed a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacokinetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and an NIH training fellowship at the Regional Epilepsy center at UW Medical Center. Her research interests include treatment issues in traumatic brain injury and epilepsy, pharmacokinetics and drug interactions.

Dr. Anderson has been an investigator on numerous federal and industry funded research grants and is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and chapters. She teaches clinical pharmacokinetics and antiepileptic drugs to students in a variety of health professional programs, including pharmacy, nursing and physician assistants. Dr. Anderson also offers a self-paced online course on natural products. In 2005, she won the UW Gibaldi Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2011 the Distinguished Alumna for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Science and Research Award from the UW School of Pharmacy. Dr. Anderson is active in various pharmacy and epilepsy professional organizations and has been on the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest since 1993. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Clinical Pharmacokinetics and as a grant reviewer for several National Institutes of Health review committees including, NCCAM, NINDS and NICHD.

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