June 12, 2018

Meet our Geriatric Pharmacy Preceptors: Judy Mar-Burbidge

Judy Mar-Burbidge

Judy Mar-Burbidge

Being semi-retired does not seem to have slowed down Judy Mar-Burbidge! She earned her BS in Pharmacy in 1982 and returned to earn her PharmD in 2000. She remains a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Pharmacy, Associate Part Time Faculty at Edmonds Community College in the Allied Health Program for Pharmacy Technicians, Costco Wholesale (special projects) and at Kindred Northgate Acute Long Term Care Hospital. Judy continues to be a very active preceptor in UW pharmacy student outreach events.

“Over the years, I have done many things, different projects, but always with a special interest in geriatrics,” said Judy. “ Whether managing operations or developing new programs, I have always had a focus on senior care.”

She has worked in the majority of the hospitals or managed care organizations in the Seattle area including Group Health Cooperative where she was a clinical pharmacist specializing in women’s health, geriatrics, and psychiatry for fifteen years and for eight years on their Geriatric Multi-Disciplinary Assessment Team. She also worked at Virginia Mason, Hadfield’s Pharmacy, Fairfax Psychiatric Hospital, Providence Everett, Seattle VA Hospital Outpatient/Inpatient Services Genoa Healthcare Everett, and Evergreen Hospital. For eight years, she worked at Costco Corporate as the Pharmacy Manager for their Online/Mail-Order/Assisted Living and Retail Pharmacy, and continues to work there now on special projects, such as their Immunization Program and developing the clinical content for their ACO (Affordable Care Program). Judy spent part of her career in the pharmaceutical industry and Patient-Centered Outcomes Consultant for the AHRQ Effective Care Program in the Pacific Northwest.

Judy has served on the Pharmacy Alumni Association Board since 2007 and been a mentor to many pharmacy students. She served as American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) President from 2015 to 2016.

“As a daughter of immigrant parents, I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so many things in my career and now it is my turn to give back. If I can inspire our PharmD students and alumni to have a similar passion to work with our older adult population and work within the different pharmacy associations to educate and “give-back” to the community than I feel that I have accomplished my true goal in life.”—Judy Mar-Burbidge

For fun, Judy enjoys live theatre, musicals and ballet, holding season tickets for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, and 5th Avenue Theatre for many years. She loves to travel as well, whether for work or vacation. She loves her coffee black with a “smidge of non-fat milk” to cut the acidity, “almost dark-chocolate brown!”

 

Are you interested in working with the top-rated faculty and preceptors while studying geriatric pharmacy with preeminent student peers?

Click here for more information about the Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Certificate or click these links to learn about the UW PharmD program.