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Abby Kahaleh

Abby Kahaleh
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration
College of Pharmacy
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Dr. Kahaleh has devoted over 20 years of her academic career to pharmacy and health care education. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy) from the Department of Social and Administrative Sciences at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also obtained a Masters in Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She obtained a Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Division of Pharmacy and Healthcare Administration at the University of Toledo after completing her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Damascus.

Recently, Dr. Kahaleh completed several certification programs at the American Pharmacists Association. Specifically, she completed the OTC Advisor Advancing Patient Self-Care, the Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes, the Lipid Management Program, the Pharmacists-Provided Immunization Program, and the Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in the Community. As a Coalition Chair, Dr. Kahaleh collaborated with her colleagues on receiving external funding for developing and implementing a state-wide MTM program.

Dr. Kahaleh published several books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Recently, Dr. Kahaleh collaborated with her colleague on co-editing and publishing an APhA text book entitled “Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession.” She also collaborated with her colleagues and pharmacy students on presenting more than 100 research projects and Continuing Education programs at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

At AACP, she was selected by her peers to serve as the presidential officer of the Curriculum SIG, Experiential Education Section, and Public Health Development Committee. In addition, Dr. Kahaleh was invited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to participate in several national and global site accreditation visits to various schools and colleges of pharmacy.

Dr. Kahaleh served on the Advisory Board for the Journal of American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). She served as the advisor for a nationally recognized Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) chapter. Currently, Dr. Kahaleh is serving as the Advisor for the Polish American Pharmacists Association (PAPA) at Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy.

Topics of Expertise
  • Pharmacy AdministrationHealth Behavior
  • Public HealthHealth Policy
  • Interprofessional EducationHigh-Performing Health Care Teams
  • Health-SystemsNational and Global
  • Patient SafetyReducing Medication Errors
Education
  • PhDSocial and Administrative Sciences — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MPHHealth Management and Policy — School of Public Health-UofM-Ann Arbor
  • MSPharmaceutical Sciences — Pharmacy and Healthcare Administration at the University of Toledo
  • BSPharmacy — University of Damascus