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School of Pharmacy


Dan Friesner, PhD

Professor, Pharmacy Practice
123E Sudro Hall 



Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, 2000
Washington State University

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1996
Gustavus Adolphus College


Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Social and Administrative Sciences Faculty

Committees (Selected List)

College Assessment 
College Student Affairs Committee 
University Program Review

Areas of Expertise

Health Economics and Management Science
Applied Econometrics
Business Strategy
Outcomes Assessment in Pharmacy, Health Care and Education

Professional Memberships

American Pharmacists Association
American Economic Association
Academy of Business Economics
Association for Institutional Thought


Pharmacy 475: Pharmacy Management
Pharmacy 685: Economic Outcomes Assessment

Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (75+ Journal Articles)

“The Impact of Prior Information on Patients’ Perceptions of Treatment Effectiveness in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension,” Applied Economics Letters 2012, Vol. 19, pp. 1243-1248 forthcoming (with Sean Murphy and Robert Rosenman).

“Do Managerial Status and In-Kind Benefits Influence Pharmacists’ Labor Supply Decisions?” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 2011, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 33-52 (with Sean Murphy and David Scott).

 “Patients’ Perceptions and Treatment Effectiveness,” Applied Economics, 2011, Vol. 43, No. 24, pp. 3275-3288 (with Sean Murphy, Robert Rosenman and Jon Yoder).

“Do Remote Community Telepharmacies Have Higher Medication Error Rates than Traditional Community Pharmacies? Evidence from the North Dakota Telepharmacy Project.” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2011, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp.48-58 (with David Scott, Ann Rathke, Charles Peterson and Howard Anderson). 

“The Costs of a Quiet Disorder: Direct and Indirect Costs of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension,” Obesity Reviews, 2011, Vol. 12, pp. e372-e380 (with Robert Rosenman, Emmanuel Tanne and Brenna Loeb).

“Academic Success and Initial Labor Market Outcomes for Pharmacy Graduates.” Innovations in Pharmacy 2011, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-8 (with Cynthia Naughton and Sean Murphy).

“Measuring Shared Efficiency between Hospital Cost Centers,” Medical Care Research and Review, 2011, Vol. 68, No. 1, Supplement, pp. 55-74 (with Sean Murphy, Robert Rosenman and Matthew McPherson).

“A Cautionary Note on the Misclassification of Perceived Pain Scores in Health Outcomes Research,” International Journal of Behavioral and Healthcare Research, 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.123-135 (with Sean Murphy, Robert Rosenman and Janet Raisor).

“Identifying the Characteristics that Allow Pharmacy Technicians to Assume Unconventional Roles in the Pharmacy,” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2010, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp.580-591 (with David Scott).

“Outcomes of Medication Therapy Management Services in Assisted Living Facilities in Rural Minnesota,” The Consultant Pharmacist, 2010, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 305-319 (with David Scott, Mark Dewey, Todd Johnson and Matthew Kessler).

“Rural Public Health as a Pharmacist-Led Team Endeavor,” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2010, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 207-213 (with Christian Albano, David Scott, Donald Miller and Cynthia Naughton).

“The Use of Exploratory Factor Analysis in Public Health: A Note on Parallel Analysis as a Factor Retention Criterion,” American Journal of Health Promotion, 2010, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp.178-181 (with Matthew McPherson and Vivek Patil).

“Institutional Policy Making in (In)Action: The Case of Pharmacy Ownership in North Dakota,” Journal of Economic Issues, 2009, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 1025-1042.

“Exploring the Formation of Patient Satisfaction in Rural, Community Pharmacies,” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2009, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 48-57 (with David Scott).

“The Economic Impact of Pharmacy Practice Graduates on a Regional Economy,” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2009, Vol. 73, No. 3, Article 46 (with C. Scott Bozman and Robert Rosenman).

Selected Conference Proceedings, Technical Reports, Presentations and Other Publications (30+)

“What Factors Induce Pharmacists to Report Working Longer Hours?” 2009 American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference Proceedings/Abstracts (with David Scott and Robert Rosenman).

“Comparison of Dispensing Error Rates Between Telepharmacy Sites vs. Comparison Group” Submitted to the 2009 American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference Proceedings/Abstracts (with David Scott, Charles Peterson, Ann Rathke and Howard Anderson).

"On Contracts and Governance: How Entrepreneurs use Strategy to Attract Funds from Venture Capitalists" 2008 Academy of Business Economics Conference and Proceedings, forthcoming (with Sudesh Mujumdar and Katherine Sauer).

"Estimating the Costs of a Quite Disease in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension," Presentation and Report, Washington State University Economic Outlook Conference, Richland, WA, December 2007 (with Robert Rosenman, Sean Murphy and Emmanuel Tanne). 

"Do Tuition Hikes Lower Student Performance?" 2006 Academy of Business Economics Conference and Proceedings (with Sudesh Mujumdar, Tim Schibik, Mohammed Khayum and Charles Harrington).

"Assessing Dynamic Progress or Regress among Multiple OT Performance Measures," 2006 Western Decision Science Institute Conference and Proceedings (with Scott Bozman, Donna Neufelder and Janet Raisor).

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7456 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
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