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School of Pharmacy


Donald Miller, Pharm D, FASHP

118R Sudro Hall


Doctor of Pharmacy, 1978
University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, 1976
University of Manitoba


Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice 
Preceptor, Pharmacy Academic rotation
Associate Faculty, MPH Program (Clinical Systems Track)


College Assessment 
Department Promotion and Tenure Committee

Areas of Expertise

  • Drug Literature Evaluation 
  • Rheumatology 
  • Statistics
  • Study Design

Professional Memberships 

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Fellow 
American Pharmaceutical Association, Member 
American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Member and Student Liaison 
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Member 
American College of Rheumatology, Member
Arthritis Today Editorial Advisory Board
FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee, Member (2014-2016)

Current Research

Educational Research: Pedagogical Methodology, Development and Assessment of Critical Thinking
Public Health Issues: Tobacco and e-cigarettes 

Recent Publications

Buettner-Schmidt K, Miller DR, Maack B. Disparities in rural tobacco use, smoke-free policies, and tobacco taxes. Western Journal of Nursing Research 2019 

Miller DR, Jangula S. Confirmation bias as a factor in pharmacy student assessment of research study quality. Am J Pharm Ed 2018;83:article 6754 

Buettner-Schmidt K, Maack B, Larson M, Orr M, Miller DR, Mills K. Systems Change for Tobacco Use Identification and Referral in the Chiropractic Setting: A Pilot Study. Chiro Man Ther 2018;26:45 

Miller DR, Vidger A. Biosimilars and the Pharmacist: A review of the legal and regulatory issues. J Contemp Pharm Pract 2018;65(3):32-36 

Krause ML, Domingues V, Miller DR. Hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity. The Rheumatologist. 2016;10 (Nov):34-35. 

Buettner-Schmidt K, Miller DR. An observational study of compliance with North Dakota‚Äôs smoke-free law among retail stores that sell electronic smoking devices. Tobacco Control 2016 doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052888   

Buettner-Schmidt K, Miller DR, Balasubramanian N. Electronic cigarette refill liquids: child-resistant packaging, nicotine content, and sales to minors. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 2016; 31:373-9.  

Zhou J, Wang T, Zhao X, Miller DR, Zhai S. Comparative Efficacy of Bisphosphonates to Prevent Fracture in Men with Osteoporosis: A Systematic Review with Network Meta-Analyses. Rheumatology and Therapy 2016;3:117-28.

Strand M, Miller DR, Focken R. Assessing public health knowledge and perceptions of pharmacy students before and after completion of didactic and experiential public health coursework. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2016; 8(1): 1-6

Miller D, Maack B, Loueng J.  Relation of Two Brief Health Literacy Tools to Correct Prescription Understanding.  J Am Pharm Assoc. May/June 2015;55(3)

Strand M, Miller DR. A pathway forward for pharmacy and public health. JAPhA, 2014; 54: 193-7


CHP 450: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PHRM 170: Common Medicines and Diseases
PHRM 480: Drug Literature Evaluation 
PHRM 534: Pharmacotherapy: Rheumatology
PHRM 581-589: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Rotations


  • Al Doerr Service Award for outstanding public and professional service to pharmacy
  • Mary J. Berg Award for excellence in teaching, NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, 2012
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Blue Key Distinguished Educator Award, NDSU 2005 
  • John Finn Award for outstanding volunteer service to Arthritis Foundation North Central chapter 

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7456 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
Campus address: Sudro Hall 123
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2650 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: NDSU School of Pharmacy

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