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Eric A Wright, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University


Center for Health Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-271-5555
Fax: (570) 214-2436


PharmD, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, 1992-1998
Pharmacy Practice Residency, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 1998-1999


Health Services, Cardiovascular Sciences, Outcomes, Health Information Technology


Medication adherence, cardiovascular disease prevention, pharmacy services, transitions of care


Dr. Wright is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University, board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and holds a joint position with Geisinger's Center for Health Research as a research investigator. His research focuses on outcomes and health services projects aimed at assessing and optimizing medication use. He is currently the principal investigator on a National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation –supported grant studying new ways to combat medication non-adherence during the transitions of care by linking inpatient pharmacist care to community pharmacist care. In partnership with Merck, he is also the director of a project designed to address medication non-adherence at the point of care through development of a tool launched from within the electronic health record.  


Yee L, Wright EA. (August 2011). Pitavastatin calcium: clinical review of a new antihyperlipidemic medication. Clinical Therapeutics , 33(8), 1023-41.   

Fischer MA, Jones JB, Wright EA, VanLoan RP, Xie J, Gallagher L, Wurst AM, Shrank WH. (2015, Feb). A Randomized Telephone Intervention Trial to Reduce Primary Medication Nonadherence. JCMP , 21(2),124-31.   

McNeal CJ, Zachariah JP Gregory S, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Wilson DP, Tom JO, VanWormer JJ, Wright EA, Copeland LA. (2014). Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Improve Lipid Screening in Youth. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports , 8(393), 1-7 .   

Wright EA, Brown B, Gettig J, Martello JL, McClendon KS, Smith KM, Teeters J, Ulbrich TR, Wegrzyn N, Bradley-Baker LR. (2014, Aug.). Teaching and Learning Curriculum (TLC) Programs: Recommendations for Post-Graduate Pharmacy Experiences in Education. Am J Health-Sys Pharm , 71:292-302.   

Wright EA. (2012). Hypertension. In Reinhold JA, Earl G. (eds). Clinical Therapeutics Primer: Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist , Jones and Bartlett Learning.   

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