Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD

Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health System

Stephen W. Schondelmeyer

Contact Info

schon001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-9931

Fax 612-625-9931

Office Address:
Weaver-Densford Hall, Room 7-159

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health System

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics


Residency, University of Kentucky (ASHP Residency), 1974-1977

Fellowship, Ohio State University (National Endowment for Humanities), 1976

Doctoral Degree, Ohio State University (Social & Administrative Pharmacy) (Major: Health Economics; Minor: Behavioral Epidemiology), 1984

Masters Degree, Ohio State University (Public Administration), 1979

Bachelors Degree, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Pharmacy), 1974

Pharmacy School, University of Kentucky (Doctor of Pharmacy), 1977

Summary

Introduction:

Dr. Schondelmeyer is a professor of Pharmaceutical Economics in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota where he holds the Century Mortar Club Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Management & Economics. Dr. Schondelmeyer is the Director of the PRIME Institute, which focuses on pharmaceutical research related to management and economics. He also serves as Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems.

Experience:

Dr. Schondelmeyer's education, experience, and background provide him with a unique understanding of the complex and technical issues leading to dramatic changes in the pharmaceutical marketplace. His expertise includes pharmacy practice management, prescription drug reimbursement, drug benefit plan management, pricing patterns of the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmacoeconomics and outcomes management. His work experience has encompassed activities in practice, academia, professional associations, and state and federal government.

Professional Associations

  • Director - PRIME Institute
  • Century Mortar Club Endowed Chair, Pharmaceutical Management & Economics

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Schondelmeyer has conducted policy analysis in many areas such as reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid, Medicare, managed care and other third party programs. He was appointed to the Prescription Drug Payment Review Commission, which served in an oversight and advisory capacity to Congress for the now repealed Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 outpatient drug program. He has conducted research projects for a variety of sponsors including: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmacy associations.

  • Public policy related to prescription drug coverage in Medicare and Medicaid
  • Drug benefit design and coverage in managed care and private insurance plans
  • Economics, competition, structure and organization of the pharmaceutical market
  • Affordability and access to drug therapy and pharmaceutical care
  • Pharmacoeconomics and outcomes assessment

Publications

For a list of publications, see PubMed.

Teaching

Courses

Phar 6131: Pharmacy & Health Care Systems; SAPh 8235: Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy