Joel Thome

Joel Thome

Associate Professor Arts & Science


Phone: (509) 865-8589

Ext: 2348

Courses Taught

  • PAM 545 – Introduction to Primary Care/Normal Patient – Pharmacology Components.
  • PAM 560A – Integrated Primary Care I – Pharmacology Components.
  • PAM 565A – Integrated Primary Care II – Pharmacology Components.
  • NURS 300A / BIOL 435 – Pharmacology for Nursing and Biomedical Sciences
  • NURS 300AL – Pharmacology for Nursing Lab
  • NURS310 and BIOL 425 – Pathophysiology for Nursing and Biomedical Sciences
  • PAM 505 and/or PAM 510 – Behavioral Medicine, Pharmacology Components.
  • At PNWU-COM: PHARM599, CLIN 603, CLIN 617, CLIN 628, CLIN 628, CLIN 629


Doctorate: Doctor of Pharmacy — Major: (PharmD) — Location: University of Washington — Date: 2005

Professional Experience

Position: Pharmacist, Director Clinical Services
Start Date: 6/20/2005
Company: Howard's Drug

Position: Assistant Professor
Start Date: 3/1/2008
Company: Pacific Northwest University

Position: Adjunct Faculty
Start Date: 1/1/2007 End Date:
Company: Washington State University

Research Interests

Current research project: PNWU IRB Study # 2016-004 Protocol date: 7/18/2016 Title: “Reliability of electronic reporting systems in identifying medication non-adherence and the most common causes of non-adherence to emphasized drug classes in an independent community pharmacy” [Presented at Academic Day, PNWU, April 2017. Manuscript to be submitted late summer or fall 2017] Additional research interests: Projects which increase pharmacist involvement on inter-professional health care teams.

Publications and Professional Affiliations

Publication: On The Cutting Edge
Title: Antihyperglycemic medications for the prevention of diabetes.
Date Published: 4/11/2011

Publication: U.S. Pharmacist
Title: Drug therapy for common parasitic infec
Date Published: 8/21/2012

Publication: Medscape Multispecialty/U.S. Pharmacist
Title: Immunizations in adults taking disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.
Date Published: 4/15/2013

Publication: U.S. Pharmacist
Title: Congenital and Acquired Long QT Syndrome: A Pharmacist’s Perspective
Date Published: 5/16/2014

Publication: U.S. Pharmacist
Title: Gastric Acid Suppressants and Association With Fractures in Women
Date Published: 9/14/2015

  • Organization: Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Organization: Yakima County Pharmacists Association
  • Organization: American Assosciated Pharmacies
  • Organization: American College of Clinical Pharmacists – Board Certification, Peer Reviewer and Pilot Tester