Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office: 3471 Fifth Ave
Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2894
Fax: 412-692-2370

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

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  
Medication adherence
Health services research
Drug-related problems
Transitions of care

Zachary A. Marcum is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh and a Research Assistant in the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. 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, GSA, and ISPE.

Recent Grants
Title: NIH Loan Repayment Program
Role: PI
Funding Agency: NIH/NIA
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2013
Title: Program to Improve Care in Complex Chronic Disease
Role: Mentee
Funding Agency: NINR
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Junior Pepper Scholar
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
Funding Agency: AHRQ
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: UPITT Program for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research in Aging
Role: Co-I
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2012