School of Pharmacy

Peggy Odegard

Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy Education; Lynn and Geraldine Brady Endowed Professor of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Department of Medicine, UW Medicine

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

Telephone: (206) 543-0760


Office Location: H362D

Website: PubMed


  • 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, BS Pharm, PharmD, CDE, is Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy education, Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, and an active pharmacist practitioner. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UW in 1990 and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the UW in 1985.

A nationally-recognized expert on diabetes management for older adults, Dr. Odegard is a certified diabetes educator and has worked in diabetes education and patient care for over 25 years. Her teaching focuses on diabetes, teamwork, and the care of older adults.

Dr. Odegard provides regular outreach and community-based education to older adults and to those affected by diabetes, and mentors students alongside her in this role. Her research focuses on the impact of pharmacy practice interventions on diabetes health and medication adherence and she is highly engaged in research in interprofessional education. Dr. Odegard has published more than 60 refereed manuscripts and book chapters, and regularly presents her work nationally.

As the Associate Dean, Dr. Odegard devotes much of her leadership to advancing pharmacy education and the practice of pharmacy, and to inspiring students in the importance of their role in health care. Prior to her role as Associate Dean, she was Chair of the UW School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy. Earlier, Dr. Odegard served as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for a regional health system, where she gained substantial experience in organizational leadership and pharmacy services.

Selected Publications

Lin J, Bacci J, Reynolds M, Li Y, Firebaugh, Odegard PS. Comparison of two training methods in community pharmacy: Project VACCINATE. Journal of the American Pharmacy Association. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.04.003 (published April 9, 2018).

McDonough KA, White AA, Odegard PS, Shannon SE. Interprofessional error disclosure training for medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, and physician assistant students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017;13:10606.

Chomko M, Odegard P, Evert A. Enhancing access to Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) through primary care. Diabetes Educ. 2016 Oct;42(5):635-45. doi: 10.1177/0145721716659147

Woodard L, Danielson J, McKennon S, Knuth J, Odegard PS. An Elective Course to Train Student Pharmacists to Deliver a Community-Based Group Diabetes Prevention Program. AJPE.2016;80(6): article 106

Cappoccia K, Odegard PS, Letasy N.  Medicaton adherence with diabetes medication:  a systematic review of the literature.  Diabetes Educ. 2016 Feb;42(1):34-71. doi: 10.1177/0145721715619038

Odegard PS, Cornell S, Neumiller J. Treatment of type 2 diabetes in older adults: unique aspects of patient care.,Nov 2013-Feb 2015 CME.

Odegard PS, Carpinito G, Christensen D. The Medication Adherence Program (MAP): Adherence challenges, pharmacistinterventions, and impact on T2DM treatment adherence in an urban chain pharmacy setting. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2013;53:267–272.

Kirkman MS, Briscoe VJ, Clark N, Florez H, Haas LB, Halter JB, Huang ES, Korytkowski MT, Munshi MN, Odegard PS, Pratley RE, SwiftCS. Diabetes in older adults. Diabetes Care. 2012;35(12):2650-64. doi: 10.2337/dc12-1801

Kirkman MS, Briscoe VJ, Clark N, Florez H, Haas LB, Halter JB, Huang ES, Korytkowski MT, Munshi MN, Odegard PS, Pratley RE, Swift CS. Diabetes in Older Adults: A Consensus report. Consensus Development Conference on Diabetes and Older Adults.J AmGeriatr Soc. 2012 Dec;60(12):2342-56. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12035. Epub 2012 Oct 25

Ryan GJ, Chestnut R, Odegard PS, Dye JT, Jia H, Johnson JF. The Impact of Diabetes Concentration Programs on Pharmacy Graduates’ Provision of Diabetes Care Services. Am J Pharm Educ. 2011 Aug 10;75(6):112.

Odegard PS, Tadeg H, Downing D, Mekonnen H, Negussu M, Bartlein R, Stergachis A. Strengthening Pharmaceutical Care Education in Ethiopia Through Instructional Collaboration. Am J Pharm Educ.2011 Sep 10;75(7):134.

Bridges DR, Davidson RA, Odegard PS, Maki IV, Tomkowiak J. Interprofessional Collaboration: Three Best Practice Models of Interprofessional Education. Med Educ Online. 2011 Apr 8;16.