School of Pharmacy

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


  • 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.