School of Pharmacy

Abby Winter

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy; Assistant Director for Outreach, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education & Outreach

Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty, Plein Center in Geriatrics Faculty, School Faculty


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Drake University
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), Drake University
  • PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency (Ambulatory Care Focus), Creighton University
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)

Research Interests

  • Geriatrics
  • Diabetes
  • Pharmacy Education (Scholarship of Teaching)

Courses Taught

  • PHARM 550
  • NURS 516
  • PHARM 560
  • PHARM 561


Dr. Abby Winter is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and is the Assistant Director for Outreach in the Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education & Outreach. She leads the clinical and outreach efforts of the Plein Center at Era Living, a group of Seattle-area Retirement Communities. She assists with School of Pharmacy geriatrics preceptor development, and teaches in pharmacotherapeutics and geriatrics courses with the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing at UW.

Dr. Winter earned her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Administration degrees at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency with a focus in Ambulatory Care and Academia at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP). Prior to working at the UW School of Pharmacy, she practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Washington Medicine Diabetes Institute and Lipid Clinic, and prior to that was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy (KU) with an ambulatory care practice site at a community health center, focusing on disease state management and diabetes education. Dr. Winter created and served as Residency Program Director for a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency program, and has worked as a staff pharmacist at a community chain pharmacy.

Dr. Winter’s research interests include medication management in older adults, diabetes, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.