Peggy Odegard

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

Department of Pharmacy, Office of the Dean , Pharmacy Faculty , Plein Center in Geriatrics Faculty

Telephone: (206) 543-0760

Fax: (206) 543-3835


Office Location: SCC 248A

Website: PubMed

Expertise: Chronic Disease Pharmacotherapy, Geriatrics, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Prevention/Lifestyle Health


  • 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, CDE, FASCP, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UW in 1990 and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the UW in 1985. She is a certified diabetes educator, working in diabetes education for over 20 years, and she is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy, where her teaching and research emphasizes diabetes. She practices pharmacy in an interdisciplinary diabetes care clinic and provides community-based education on aging to older adults. Her research is focused on the impact of pharmacy practice interventions in diabetes care, diabetes medication adherence and interprofessional education.

Dr. Odegard has published more 60 refereed manuscripts, chapters and abstracts. Prior to her current position, Odegard was the clinical pharmacy services manager for a 200-bed community hospital and was assistant dean for the UW School of Pharmacy’s Professional Programs.

Selected Publications

Mekonnen AB, Yesuf EA, Odegard PS, Wega SS. Pharmacists’ Journey to Clinical Pharmacy Practice in Ethiopia: Key Informants’ Perspective. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice, accepted for publication, May 2013.

Mekonnen AB, Yesuf EA, Odegard PS, Wega SS. Implementing ward-based clinical pharmacy services in an Ethiopian University Hospital. Pharm Practice. 2013;11(1):51-57.

Odegard PS, Carpinito G, Christensen DB. Medication Adherence Program (MAP): Adherence challenges and interventions in Type 2 diabetes. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2013 May-Jun;53(3):267-72.

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. Diabetes Care. 2012 Dec;35(12):2650-64.

Janci MM, Smith RC, Odegard PS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Metformin or Thiazolidinediones for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction? Diabetes Spectrum, November 2012 vol. 25 sno. 4 229-237.

Neumiller JJ, Odegard PS, Haines ST. Weighing the potential benefits and risks of antidiabetic agents in older adults. Diabetes Spectrum August 2012 25:172-179.

Lam A, Odegard PS, Gardner J. School of pharmacy-based medication therapy management program: development and initial experienceJ Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 May-Jun;52(3):398-404.

Ryan GJ, Chestnut R, Johnson JF, Dye JT, Odegard PS. Diabetes Care Practice Patterns of Recent Pharmacy Graduates. J Pharm Pract. 2012 Jun;25(3):381-92.

Odegard PS, Christiansen DB. Medication Adherence Program study: RCT of a medication adherence program for patients with type 2 diabetes. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 Nov-Dec;52(6):753-62.

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.

Odegard PS, Janci MM, Foeppel MP, Beach JR, Trence DL. Prevalence and correlates of dietary supplement use in individuals with diabetes mellitus at an academic diabetes care clinic. Diabetes Educ. 2011 May-Jun;37(3):419-25.

Kim S, Brock D, Prouty CD, Odegard PS, Shannon SE, Robins L, Boggs JG, Clark FJ, Gallagher TH. A Web-based Team-Oriented Medical Error Communication Assessment Tool: Development, Preliminary Reliability, Validity, and User Ratings. Teach Learn Med. 2011 Jan;23(1):68-77.

Bray BS, Schwartz CR, Odegard PS, Hammer DP, Seybert AL. Assessment of human patient simulation-based learning. Am J Pharm Educ. 2011 Dec 15;75(10):208.