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Peggy Soule Odegard, BS Pharm, PharmD, CDE

Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, UW Medicine

University of Washington
School of Pharmacy
Box 357630
Seattle, WA 98195
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Education: Dr. Odegard completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Washington in 1985 and 1990, respectively.  She is board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and a diabetes educator.

Area of Expertise: Dr. Odegard’s research is concerned with the role of pharmacists in caring for patients. Specifically, her work focuses on the care of older adults, those with diabetes, and medication safety. Interprofessional education has also been a long-term focus in Dr. Odegard’s research and she has extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist on interprofessional care teams in general internal medicine, diabetes, and geriatrics in both the hospital and community.  Most recently, Dr. Odegard has been collaborating on the development of an interprofessionally applicable web-based error communication curriculum and is conducting a study evaluating the effects of community pharmacists in providing diabetes care and education to those with diabetes.

Publications of Interest:

  1. Kim, S, Brock, D, Prouty, C, Odegard, P, Shannon, S, Robins, L, Boggs, JG, Clark, FJ, Gallagher, TH. A Web-based Team-Oriented Medical Error Communication Assessment Tool:  Development, Preliminary Reliability, Validity, and User Ratings. Accepted to Teaching and Learning in Medicine. November 2009.
  2. Odegard PS. (2009). Ask for the pharmacist on the diabetes care team.  Diabetes Spectrum. Editorial, 22(4):196-7. Retrieved from CINAHL database.
  3. Neumiller J, Odegard PS. (2009). Update on insulin management in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes  Spectrum;22(2):85-91. Retrieved from CIHAHL database.
  4. Lakey SL, Odegard PS, Sonnett TE, Setter SM, Borson S. (2009). The relationship between anticholinergic medications and mini-cog scores in older adults receiving home health care. The Consultant Pharmacist;24(9):673-80. Retrieved from CINAHL database.
  5. Odegard PS, Robins L, Murphy N, Belza B, Brock D, Gallagher TH, Lindhorst T, Morton T, Schaad D, Mitchell P. (2009). Interprofessional initiatives at the University of Washington. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education;73(4) article 63:1-7. PMID 19657496. 
  6. Odegard PS, Gray SL. (2008). Barriers to medication adherence in poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. The Diabetes Educator;34: 692-697. DOI 10.1177/0145721708320558
  7. Odegard PS, Beach JR. (2008). Blood glucose monitoring:  A practical guide for use in the office and clinic setting. The Diabetes Spectrum; 21: 100-111. Retrieved from CINAHL.
  8. Robins L, Belza B, Brock D, Gallagher T, Kartin D,  Lindhorst T, Morton T, Odegard PS. (2008). Piloting team simulations to assess interprofessional skills. Journal of Interprofessional Care;22(3):325-8. PMID 18569419.
  9. Neumiller J, Odegard PS, White JR, Setter S, Campbell RK. (2008). Looking to the future: Focus on DPP-4 inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and emerging therapies. The Diabetes Educator;34 (2):  183-200. DOI: 10.1177/0145721708316620
  10. Mihalynuk TV, Odegard PS, Kang R, Kedzierski M, Crowley NJ. (2007). Partnering to enhance interprofessional service-learning innovations and addictions in recovery. Education for Health 7 (online): 92. Retrieved from
  11. Mitchell PH, Schaad DC, Robins LS, Gianola FJ, Odegard PS, Kartin D, Ballweg RA. (2006).Working across the boundaries of health professions disciplines in education, research and service: Lessons from the University of Washington. Academic Medicine; 81(10):891-896. PMID 16985349.
  12. Mion L, Odegard PS, Resnick B, Segal-Galan F. (2006). Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Advisory Group, American Geriatrics Society.  Interdisciplinary care for older adults with complex needs: American Geriatrics Society Position Statement. J Am Geriatr Soc. May; 54(5):849-52. PMID 1669754.
  13. Schaad, D.C., Crittenden, R.A., Mitchell, P.H. (1999). A partnership in interdisciplinary clinical education. Academic Medicine, 1999;74 (5), 586-587. (Odegard PS, project team member). PMID 10676206.