Susan M. Meyer, PhD, is director of the Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers, co-director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and associate dean for education and professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy. Dr. Meyer received a BS in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and received her MS and PhD degrees in pharmacy practice education from Purdue University. In 2001, Dr. Meyer was recognized as a Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Alumna for significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy. Dr. Meyer received a similar recognition from Ohio Northern University in 2011.
From 1990 to 2006, Dr. Meyer served as a staff member for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators.
Dr. Meyer’s activities since she joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2006 focus on curricular and institutional quality improvement, instructional design and assessment, faculty development, and interprofessional health professions education. Dr. Meyer serves on the University’s Working Group on Interprofessional Education, composed of academic leaders from the Health Sciences Library System and the Schools of Pharmacy, Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Social Work at the University.
From 2002 through 2014, Dr. Meyer represented pharmacy education on the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, an interprofessional group convened by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) to advance the education of future health care professionals in the areas of clinical prevention and population health. Convened in response to Healthy People 2010, the Task Force produced a Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework to provide a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population‐oriented prevention and health promotion efforts.
In 2010-11, Dr. Meyer participated as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel that authored Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. She served as lead author for the resource Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education: Curriculum Development Guide for Health Professions Faculty. The curriculum guide, a crosswalk between the Core Competencies and APTR’s Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework, is a resource for faculty members in health professions education programs seeking to design and implement interprofessional learning activities in the area of clinical prevention and population health.
Dr. Meyer served as a member of the board of directors of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) since its inception through June 2016, and served as AIHC chair in 2013-14. Her work with AIHC included program planning for Collaborating Across Borders conferences and serving as the US co-chair for Collaborating Across Borders IV in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Meyer and her colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh hosted the premier global conference on interprofessional practice and education, All Together Better Health VII, in June 2014.
Dr. Meyer serves as a member of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education's Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee and is the national president (2018-2020) of The Rho Chi Society, the academic honor society in pharmacy.
July 2019 Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, awarded annually, recognizes exemplary contributions in areas of instruction, scholarship, service and overall impact on pharmacy education.
April 2019 Hugh C. Muldoon Lecture Award, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
April 2019 COIT Lecture Award, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
July 2018 Rufus A. Lyman Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (with Neal Benedict, Pamela Smithburger, Amy Donihi, Philip Empey, Lawrence Kobulinsky, Amy Seybert, Thomas Waters, Scott Drab, John Lutz, and Deborah Farkas), awarded annually to the authors of the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
2017 Excellence in Assessment Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (with Neal Benedict, Pamela Smithburger, Amy Donihi, Philip Empey, Lawrence Kobulinsky, Amy Seybert, Thomas Waters, Scott Drab, John Lutz, and Deborah Farkas)
2016 Faculty Member of the Year, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2015 Alpha Alpha Rho Chi Lecture Award, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
2014 Albert Ebert Memorial Lecture Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
2013 Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) second place award in the research category for the poster, Interprofessional Communication: A Comparative Teaching Strategy for Pharmacy Students (with Hollis D. Day, Helen K. Burns, and Valerie L. Fulmer)
2012 Excellence in Assessment Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (with Denise Howrie)
2011 Faculty Member of the Year, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2011 Distinguished Alum, Ohio Northern University, Raabe College of Pharmacy
2001 Distinguished Alum, Purdue University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences
1989 Louis D. King Recognition Award for outstanding dedication and service to Rutgers College of Pharmacy undergraduate community
1989 William Levine Teacher of the Year, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College of Pharmacy
1988 Louis D. King Recognition Award for outstanding dedication and service to the Rutgers College of Pharmacy undergraduate community