School of Pharmacy

Zachary Marcum

Associate Professor, David and Anita Bailey Term Faculty Fellow in Geriatric Pharmacy; Assistant Director

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