Chair Joel Farley

Joel Farley

Joel Farley, PhD, was named the Peters Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation on July 1, 2019.

Farley joined the College of Pharmacy as a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems in August 2017. He previously served as interim director of the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy; and as professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As a pharmaceutical outcomes researcher, Farley specializes in the evaluation of programs and policies affecting medication use in patients with chronic health conditions. His expertise conducting research using secondary medical claims data includes federal data sets (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare), commercial claims data sources (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield and MarketScan), and publicly available data sources (e.g., Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and SEER-Medicare).

"The Peters Endowed Chair provides an opportunity to leverage my knowledge of data science and my passion for advancing our profession into meaningful contributions to pharmacy practice and research," Farley said.

Farley received his bachelor’s of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his PhD in social and administrative pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. He also is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science.

The Peters Chair was established as part of a $13.5 million gift from William (Bill) and Mildred Peters to stimulate innovation and research that would advance the practice of pharmacy. Bill, a 1910 College of Pharmacy graduate, along with his wife Mildred owned and operated the Lowry Hills Drugstore in Minneapolis for 33 years.