Zachary Marcum

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy; AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research K12 Scholar; Bailey Faculty Fellow; Assistant Director for Research, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

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

Telephone: (206) 685-2559


Office Location: 1959 NE Pacific Ave H375G Box 357630 Seattle, WA 98195

Website: PubMed

Expertise: Geriatrics


  • PharmD, Butler University
  • MS in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD in Clinical & Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

  • Medication adherence and medication-related problems in older adults
  • Transitions of care in older adults
  • Regional variation of pharmaceutical care
  • Dementia and chronic cardiovascular disease

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 533: Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharm 549: Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults
  • Pharm 550: Seminar in Geriatrics
  • Pharm 561: Pharmacotherapeutics IV


Dr. Marcum has been a faculty member in the UW Department of Pharmacy since 2015. He is an investigator on federally funded research grants and is author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. He has received an American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award and a Next-Generation Pharmacist Rising Star of the Year Award. Previously, he completed a two-year fellowship in geriatric pharmacotherapy research at the University of Pittsburgh and a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.