Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, MS

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office: 3471 Fifth Ave
Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-2894
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: zam12@pitt.edu

Education
PharmD, Butler University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis, IN, 2008
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011

Training
Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 2009
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Research, University of Pittsburgh, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 2011

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Pharmacoepidemiology
Medication adherence
Health services research
Drug-related problems
Transitions of care
 

Profile
Zachary A. Marcum is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Marcum is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Clinical Research Education. Dr. Marcum conducts clinical research in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology and health services interventions to measure and improve medication adherence and drug-related problems for older adults. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations including ACCP, AGS, ASCP, and GSA.

Recent Grants
Title: NIH Loan Repayment Program
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH/NIA
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2015
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Junior Pepper Scholar
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2014
Title: Enhancing the Detection and Management of Adverse Drug Events in the Nursing Home
Role: Co-I
Amount:
Funding Agency: AHRQ
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: UPITT Program for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research in Aging
Role: Co-I
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2014

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Title: Impact of multiple pharmacy use on medication adherence and drug-drug interactions in older adults with Medicare Part D
Author(s): Marcum ZA, Driessen J, Thorpe CT, Gellad WF, Donohue JM
Year: 2014
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc
Volume: 62
Page(s): 244-52
Title: Health IT and shared decision making: tools to combat medication nonadherence
Author(s): Patel R, Marcum ZA
Year: 2014
Journal: J Am Pharm Assoc
Volume: In Press
Page(s):
Title: Gastroprotective agent underuse in high-risk older daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug users over time
Author(s): Marcum ZA, Hanlon JT, Strotmeyer ES, Newman AB, Shorr RI, Simonsick EM, Bauer DC, Boudreau R, Donohue JM
Year: 2014
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc
Volume: In Press
Page(s):
Title: Determining the incidence of drug-associated acute kidney injury in nursing home residents
Author(s): Handler SM, Cheung PW, Culley CM, Perera S, Kane-Gill SL, Kellum JA, Marcum ZA
Year: 2014
Journal: J Am Med Dir Assoc
Volume: In Press
Page(s):
Title: Correlates of gait speed in advanced knee osteoarthritis
Author(s): Marcum ZA, Zhan HL, Perera S, Moore CG, Fitzgerald K, Weiner DK
Year: 2014
Journal: Pain Medicine
Volume: 15
Page(s): 1334-42
Title: Prevalence of and factors associated with therapeutic failure-related hospitalizations in the elderly
Author(s): Patel RS, Marcum ZA, Peron EP, Ruby CM
Year: 2014
Journal: Consultant Pharmacist
Volume: 6
Page(s): 376-86
Title: Medication non-adherence: a diagnosable and treatable medical condition
Author(s): Marcum ZA, Sevick MA, Handler SM
Year: 2013
Journal: JAMA
Volume: 309
Page(s): 2105-6