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Peggy Odegard

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Chair and Shirley & Herb Bridge Endowed Professor, Department of Pharmacy; Director, UW Pharmacy Cares; Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Department of Medicine, UW Medicine

PharmD, University of Washington; Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, UW

Board Certification:
Pharmacotherapy, 1996-2010
Diabetes Educator, since 1999

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Medication-related problems
  • Patient adherence
  • Continuity of care

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 549: Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults
  • Pharm 560: Pharmacotherapeutics I
  • Pharm 561: Pharmacotherapeutics II
  • Pharm 588: Diabetes Care

Peggy Soule Odegard, CDE, FASCP, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UW in 1990 and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the UW in 1985. She is a certified diabetes educator, working in diabetes education for over 20 years, and she is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Currently, she is chair and Shirley & Herb Bridge Endowed professor in the Department of Pharmacy, where her teaching and research emphasizes diabetes. She practices pharmacy in an interdisciplinary diabetes care clinic and provides community-based education on aging to older adults. Her research is focused on the impact of pharmacy practice interventions in diabetes care, diabetes medication adherence and interprofessional education. Dr. Odegard has published more 60 refereed manuscripts, chapters and abstracts. Prior to her current position, Odegard was the clinical pharmacy services manager for a 200-bed community hospital and was assistant dean for the UW School of Pharmacy's Professional Programs.

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