School of Pharmacy

Jennifer Danielson

Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy Education; Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy, Office of Professional Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Faculty, School Faculty

Telephone: (206) 543-1924


Office Location: South Campus Center, Suite 248 Box 357630 601 NE Columbia Road Seattle, WA 98195


  • PharmD, University of Colorado
  • Masters of Business Administration, Drake University
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Drake University

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional education
  • experiential education,
  • team simulation
  • educational assessment

Courses Taught

  • Pharmacist Provider Readiness
  • Diabetes Care and Prevention
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
  • Pharmacotherapy


Jennifer Danielson, PharmD, MBA, CDE is an Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy Education and Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. She serves as the administrative leader who facilitates planning, administration, evaluation, and continuous improvement for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. She supervises the Office of Professional Pharmacy Education, which houses academic affairs (curriculum and registration), student affairs (advising, student counseling, student leadership, and scholarships), enrollment management (recruitment and admissions), and experiential education in clinical practice. She also serves as the academic lead for the school on implementing and teaching the interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum. Her classroom teaching is focused on diabetes education and prevention, which stems from her practice background in primary care ambulatory setting. Dr. Danielson coordinates a course in interprofessional teamwork, simulation, and practice, as well as leads a course on collaborative drug therapy management. She assists in the development and delivery of faculty and preceptor training programs, and promotes pharmacists in developing new clinical teaching sites. She has been instrumental in implementing a mentoring program through out the curriculum and mentors students at multiple levels.

She graduated with her bachelors in pharmacy and masters in business administration from Drake University and got her PharmD at University of Colorado. She has spent over 20 years of her career in academia, serving as experiential education director at Oregon State University, Campbell University, and the University of Colorado prior to her time at the University of Washington. She has published multiple articles, books, and book chapters and presented both internationally and nationally about advancement of experiential and interprofessional education. Her interests in scholarship blend assessment of IPE strategies with educational experiences in the practice setting.

Selected Publications

  • Olson A, Danielson J, Stanley J, Graber M. Improving education—A key to better diagnostic outcomes. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2022. AHRQ Publication No. 22-0026-1-EF. Found at:
  • Graber M, Holmboe E, Stanley J, Danielson J, Shoenbaum S, Olson A. A call to action: next steps to advance diagnosis education in the health professions. Diagnosis 2021. DOI: 10.1515/dx-2021-0103.
  • Pavuluri N, Asparsu R, Boje K, Danielson J, El-Ibiary S, Iyer A, Ochs L, Robinson J, Shah S, Williams C, Moore T, Wargo K. “Consideration of aggressive and strategic approaches in addressing declining enrollment” Am J Pharm Educ 2019; 83(6): Article 6959.
  • O’Sullivan T, Lau C, Sy E, Moogk H, Weber S, Danielson J. “Analysis of the student experience in an attending pharmacist model general medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience.” Am J Pharm Educ 2017; 81(4): Article 66.
  • Danielson J, Willgerodt M. “Building a theoretically grounded curricular framework for successful and sustainable interprofessional education” Am J Pharm Educ 2018; 82(10): Article 7075.
  • Shrader S, Farland M, Danielson J, Umland E. “A systematic review of assessment tools measuring interprofessional education outcomes: applications for pharmacy education” Am J Pharm Educ, 2017; 81(6): Article 119.
  • Kahaleh A, Danielson J, Franson K, Nuffer W, Umland E. “Expert panel on Interprofessional Education: Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Collaborative Practice Models in Pharmacy Curricula” Am J Pharm Educ 2015, 79(6): Article 78.
  • Danielson J,* Eccles D, Kwasnik A, Heinz A, Harralson A. “Status of pharmacy practice experience education programs” Am J Pharm Educ 2014, 78(4): Article 72.
  • Danielson J, Ramirez J, Krueger J, Christensen L, Harshberger C, Rice L, Hudgins G, Weber S. “The capacity ratio: A measure of solvency in experiential education.” Am J Pharm Educ 2011, 75 (10), Article 198.