Charles D Hepler

Charles D Hepler,

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Business Phone: (303) 279-9651
Business Email: hepler@cop.ufl.edu

About Charles D Hepler

Charles D. Hepler (Doug) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He received the B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1960, the M.S. (with residency in hospital pharmacy) in 1965, and the Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Iowa. He has served on the faculties of the University of Iowa, Medical College of Virginia, and The University of Florida, and was a Visiting Professor at The University of Manchester (England) in 2000. During his 44 year career, Doug consulted on pharmaceutical care projects in Denmark, Spain, British Columbia and the UK. He lead a team at UF that developed and demonstrated a practical system for pharmaceutical care in community pharmacy. With his graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, he developed novel quality indicators for medications use and demonstrated their practical application in the US and the UK.

He has published more than 80 articles, 14 book chapters, and three books. His most recent book, Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Drug Therapy Outcomes (co-authored with Richard Segal) is a comprehensive exploration of medication use systems on four levels. It offers theoretical and practical solutions to problems of medications misuse.

Doug has spoken at professional meetings in 15 nations, including strategic planning exercises for the Department of Health in the UK and the Council of Europe. He chaired educational programs on pharmaceutical care in community practice from 1993-6 under the auspices of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in Tokyo, Lisbon, Stockholm and Jerusalem, and edited the published proceedings.

Doug received the André Bédat Award from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in October, 2012. He has received the Harvey AK Whitney Award from the American Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2010; the Remington Medal from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in 1997 (with Linda Strand); the Rho Chi Lecture Award in 2005; the FIP Pharmaceutical Practitioner of the Year and the ASHP Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice in Health Systems in 1997; the Research Achievement Award in Economic, Marketing and Management Sciences from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in 1992; the APhA Research Awards in Social, Economic and Administrative Sciences in 1991 and 1998; the ASHP Research Award in 1989; and the ASHP Award for Achievement in the Professional Practice of Hospital Pharmacy in 1986. He has been designated as a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy (1998) and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy (1999).

Until recently, he was a custom furniture maker and a volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language in St. Augustine, Florida.

Publications

2013
Application of system-level root cause analysis for drug quality and safety problems: a case study.
Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP. 9(1):49-59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sapharm.2012.02.005. [PMID] 22554397.
2012
Changes in objectively measured physical activity (performance) after epidural steroid injection for lumbar spinal stenosis.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 93(11):2008-14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.05.014. [PMID] 22659537.
2010
A dream deferred.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 67(16):1319-25 [DOI] 10.2146/ajhp100329. [PMID] 20689120.
2007
Computerized indicators of potential drug-related emergency department and hospital admissions.
The American journal of managed care. 13(1):29-35 [PMID] 17227201.
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2006
Frequent toxicity from IV aminophylline infusions in critically ill patients. 1977.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 40(7-8):1417-23 [PMID] 16868215.
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2005
A pharmacist model of perceived responsibility for drug therapy outcomes.
Social science & medicine (1982). 60(10):2393-403 [PMID] 15748686.
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2005
Balancing pharmacists’ conscientious objections with their duty to serve.
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 45(4):434-6 [PMID] 16128497.
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2004
Clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, and the quality of drug therapy.
Pharmacotherapy. 24(11):1491-8 [PMID] 15537552.
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2003
Indicators of preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults 2. Use within a managed care organization.
Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP. 9(2):134-41 [PMID] 14613342.
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2002
Critically examining pharmaceutical care.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). 42(5 Suppl 1):S18-9 [PMID] 12296538.
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2002
Preventable drug-related hospital admissions.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 36(7-8):1238-48 [PMID] 12086559.
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2002
Preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults 1. Indicator development.
Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP. 8(5):365-71 [PMID] 14613403.
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2002
Preventing drug-related morbidity–determining valid indicators.
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 14(3):183-98 [PMID] 12108529.
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2001
Did viewpoint mischaracterize Danish TOM methods?
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). 41(6):792-3 [PMID] 11765100.
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2001
Improving drug therapy for patients with asthma–part 1: Patient outcomes.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). 41(4):539-50 [PMID] 11486980.
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2001
Improving drug therapy for patients with asthma-part 2: Use of antiasthma medications.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). 41(4):551-9 [PMID] 11486981.
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2001
Regulating for outcomes as a systems response to the problem of drug-related morbidity.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). 41(1):108-15 [PMID] 11216101.
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2000
[Quality assurance of drug therapy for patients with asthma. Health economic analysis].
Ugeskrift for laeger. 162(4):480-6 [PMID] 10697444.
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2000
Can you help us build our town?
Pharmacotherapy. 20(8):895-7 [PMID] 10939549.
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2000
Observations on the conference: a pharmacist’s perspective.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 57(6):590-4 [PMID] 10754770.
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1998
Preparing pharmacists for pharmaceutical care.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). 38(6):644-5 [PMID] 9882146.
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1997
Looking toward a market for pharmaceutical care.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). NS37(6):625-6 [PMID] 9425788.
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1997
The Pharmacists’ Implementation of Pharmaceutical Care (PIPC) model.
Pharmaceutical research. 14(2):135-44 [PMID] 9090699.
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1997
Therapeutic outcomes monitoring: application of pharmaceutical care guidelines to community pharmacy.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington, D.C. : 1996). NS37(6):647-61 [PMID] 9425794.
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1997
Where is the evidence for formulary effectiveness?
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 54(1) [PMID] 9117798.
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1996
Pharmaceutical care.
Pharmacy world & science : PWS. 18(6):233-5 [PMID] 9010887.
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1995
Pharmaceutical care versus traditional drug treatment. Is there a difference?
Drugs. 49(1):1-10 [PMID] 7705209.
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1993
Can a community pharmacist add value to prescriptions?
American pharmacy. NS33(3):46-7 [PMID] 8475847.
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1993
Pharmaceutical care and specialty practice.
Pharmacotherapy. 13(2 Pt 2):64S-69S [PMID] 8474942.
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1990
Clozapine and the outmoded drug use process.
American pharmacy. NS30(12):39-40 [PMID] 2275454.
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1990
Opportunities and responsibilities in pharmaceutical care.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 47(3):533-43 [PMID] 2316538.
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1990
The future of pharmacy: pharmaceutical care.
American pharmacy. NS30(10):23-9 [PMID] 2239687.
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1988
Career patterns of pioneer clinical pharmacists.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 45(1):101-8 [PMID] 3348221.
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1988
Economic aspects of clinical decision making: evaluating clinical programs.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 45(3):554-60 [PMID] 3369458.
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1988
Economic consequences of two drug-use control systems in a teaching hospital.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 45(11):2329-40 [PMID] 3228089.
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1988
Unresolved issues in the future of pharmacy.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 45(5):1071-81 [PMID] 3041805.
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1986
Controversies in antimicrobial therapy: critical analysis of clinical trials.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 43(3):630-40 [PMID] 3706318.
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1986
Proceedings of a symposium on careers in clinical pharmacy. Perspectives from research in the social and behavioral sciences.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 43(11):2759-63 [PMID] 3799611.
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1985
Drug choice as a problem-solving process.
Medical care. 23(8):967-76 [PMID] 4021581.
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1985
Improving patient-oriented pharmacy services: panel discussion.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 42(9):1950-6 [PMID] 4050812.
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1985
Pharmacy as a clinical profession.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 42(6):1298-306 [PMID] 4014245.
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1984
Effect of an automated bedside dispensing machine on medication errors.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 41(7):1352-8 [PMID] 6465150.
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1983
Motivating pharmacy personnel: a managerial framework.
Topics in hospital pharmacy management. 3(1):10-36 [PMID] 10314004.
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1982
Antibiotic use review in ambulatory care using computer-assisted medical record audit.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 39(2):280-4 [PMID] 7058797.
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1982
Prescribers’ beliefs and values as predictors of drug choices.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 39(11):1891-7 [PMID] 7148853.
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1982
Rationales expressed by empiric antibiotic prescribers.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 39(10):1647-55 [PMID] 7148838.
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1981
How physicians choose the drugs they prescribe.
Topics in hospital pharmacy management. 1(3):23-44 [PMID] 10313952.
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1980
Factors associated with creatinine clearance changes following gentamicin therapy.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 37(11):1489-95 [PMID] 7211851.
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1980
Problems and hypotheses.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 37(2):257-63 [PMID] 7361802.
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1980
Use of simulation to develop multiple-dose regimens for drugs exhibiting nonlinear elimination kinetics.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 37(12):1631-5 [PMID] 7446538.
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1979
Another day, another dollar–a primer on motivation. Part I. “It seems like nobody wants to really work anymore”.
Pharmacy management combined with the American journal of pharmacy : PM. 151(5):214-5, 218 [PMID] 556408.
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1979
Comparison of computer-assisted medical record audit with other drug use review methods.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 36(12):1665-71 [PMID] 525643.
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1979
Effect of direct clinical pharmaceutical services on patients’ perceptions of health care quality.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 36(3):325-9 [PMID] 420225.
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1974
A statistical approach to per diem pharmacy pricing.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 31(12):1179-88 [PMID] 4458436.
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1974
Factors related to collective bargaining preferences among hospital pharmacists.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 31(5):456-66 [PMID] 4829387.
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1973
Contamination of intravenous solutions by airborne microbes.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 30(4):326-31 [PMID] 4697656.
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1971
Bacterial contamination of intravenous fluids opened in unsterile air.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 28(8):614-9 [PMID] 4937253.
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1970
Particulate contamination in vials of sterile dry solids.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 27(12):968-76 [PMID] 5497620.
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1970
Situational factors and pharmaceutical knowledge.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 27(5):375-83 [PMID] 5422277.
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1968
Clinical case analysis as an educational tool.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 25(10):564-8 [PMID] 5681402.
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1966
A study of direct labor costs in hospital pharmacy systems using the model concept.
American journal of hospital pharmacy. 23(12):645-61 [PMID] 5980096.
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Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2012
PHA6291 Pharmaceutical Health Care Systems

Contact Details

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