School of Pharmacy

Zachary Marcum

Assistant Professor 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, School Faculty

Telephone: (206) 685-2559


Office Location: 1959 NE Pacific St, H375G, Box 357630

Website: PubMed


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

Research Interests

  • Medication adherence in older adults
  • Transitions of care in older adults
  • Medication-related falls in older adults
  • Link between chronic cardiovascular disease and dementia
  • Repurposing medications for dementia prevention

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 533: Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharm 549: Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults
  • 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 80 peer-reviewed publications. He has received an American Geriatrics Society New Investigator 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.

Selected Publications