School of Pharmacy

Andy Stergachis

Professor of Pharmacy, Global Health & Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services; Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and New Initiatives

CHOICE Faculty, Department of Pharmacy, Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice, Office of the Dean, Pharmacy Faculty, Plein Center in Geriatrics Faculty

Telephone: (206) 221-0703


Office Location: H362B Box 357631 1959 NE Pacific St Seattle, WA 98195

Website: Global Medicines Program


  • PhD in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
  • MS in Pharmacy Administration, University of Minnesota
  • BPharm Pharmacy, Washington State University

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 581/GH 543: Global Health Pharmacy
  • Pharm 582/GH 590: Global Pharmacovigilance


Andy Stergachis is Professor of Pharmacy and Global Health and Adjunct Professor of Health Services and Epidemiology, Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy, and Director of the Global Medicines Program, University of Washington. He is an author of 125 peer-reviewed publications in areas such as drug safety, pharmaceutical outcomes, and clinical epidemiology and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science. He is a member of the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee for the US FDA and a member of Advisory Group to Global Alert and Response for the WHO. He served as senior advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Safety Surveillance Working Group, is Chair of the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium Safety Working Group, and Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.

Dr. Stergachis’ research focus is pharmacoepidemiology, global medicines safety, pharmaceutical outcomes research, and public health systems research. He is currently PI of the University of Washington components of two pharmacovigilance projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including multi-center global clinical trials program of alternative antimalarial case management and prevention strategies in pregnancy. He is the PI of the UW component of a USAID-funded cooperative agreement with Management Sciences for Health on Systems for Improvement of Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) in developing countries. Through his affiliation with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, he also works on workforce development and research in emergency preparedness with the public health community. He is also affiliated with the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy program.