Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences



David Zgarrick is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences.  Prior to this appointment he was The John R. Ellis Distinguished Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Vice-chair of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy.  He received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Administration from The Ohio State University.


Dr. Zgarrick teaches pharmacy practice management.  His scholarly interests include pharmacy workforce research, pharmacy management and operations, pharmacy education, and the development of post-graduate pharmacy training programs.  He has published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts.  He is co-editor of the textbook Pharmacy Management (3rd Ed), Associate Editor of the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, and author of the book Getting Started as a Pharmacy Faculty Member.


Dr. Zgarrick is active in many professional associations.  He served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) from 2007-09. In 2011 he began a second term three-year on AACP’s Board as Chair of the Council of Faculties.  He also serves on the Pharmacist Workforce Assessment Workgroup for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  He has held leadership positions in state and national pharmacy associations and has been named a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.


Research Interests:
Health professions workforce, survey research, quantitative data analysis


Classes Taught:
Pharmacy Care Management: Includes lectures and cases


Recent Publications:

DiVall M, Zgarrick DP.  Evaluation of Perceptions and Utilization of iPad Technology by Pharmacy Practice Faculty.  Accepted for publication in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.  Volume 78 (2014), Issue 4, Article 52


Zgarrick DP, Franks AF. Faculty Career Transitions: Guidance for What’s Next.   American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 77 (2013), Issue 2, Article 22.