Leadership

Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Center leadership (L to R): Assistant Director for Research Zach Marcum, Assistant Director for Training Leigh Ann Mike, and Director Shelly Gray

Plein Geriatric Pharmacy Center leadership (L to R): Assistant Director for Research Zach Marcum, Assistant Director for Education Leigh Ann Mike, and Director Shelly Gray

Shelly Gray

Director of Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Dr. Gray’s research and teaching has focused on medication-related problems among older adults with a particular interest in drug-induced cognitive, falls and hip fractures and functional impairment. She is an investigator on numerous federally funded research grants and is author of more than ninety peer-reviewed publications. She serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and Research in Gerontological Nursing.

Leigh Ann Mike

Assistant Director for Education Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Dr. Mike is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington School Of Pharmacy. She is heavily involved in the design and teaching of the School’s curriculum, both as an instructor and a coursemaster. She is also the Coordinator for the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy Program and is currently practicing as a consultant pharmacist with UW Pharmacy Cares, which provides services to over a dozen local retirement communities.

Her previous experience includes seven years as a clinical pharmacist in the medical intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and as a Drug Information Specialist at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. Her professional interests are geriatrics, critical care therapeutics, medication safety, and education.

Zachary Marcum

Assistant Director for Research, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

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.

Steering Committee

Anirban Basu
Professor, Stergachis Family Endowed Director, PORPP; Professor, Health Services; Adjunct Professor, Economics

Abhinav Nath
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

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

Joy Plein
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacy

Andy Stergachis
Professor of Pharmacy, Global Health & Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services; Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and New Initiatives

Joanne Wang
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics; Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Advisory Board

Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and The Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging
Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
School of Nursing, University of Washington

Clara W. Berridge, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work, University of Washington
Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatrics

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
Professor, Health Services
James W. Mifflin University Professorship
Director, Health Promotion Research Center
School of Public Health, University of Washington

Eric Larson, MD, MPH, MACP
Vice President, Research and Health Care Innovation, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Executive Director and Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
University of Washington

Stephen Theilke, MD, MS, MA
Associate Director, Education & Evaluation
Puget Sound Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center