Donald G. Klepser, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
402-559-4927 (Office)
402-559-5673 (Fax)
dklepser@unmc.edu
 
Teaching Activities: 
Dr. Klepser is the primary instructor and course coordinator for Pharmacy Practice Management (PHPR 662), which is required during the first semester of the third professional year. Dr. Klepser has also developed a Pharmacy Practice Research Elective (PHPR 663) for third year pharmacy students and an accompanying research experience in the fourth year that provides an introduction to the research process.

Research Activities/Interests:  
Dr. Klepser’s areas of interest include organizational theory, policy, pharmacoeconomics, and outcomes research. His current research is in the areas of the expanded role for pharmacists in the changing healthcare environment, rural pharmacy access, cost containment, and managed care benefit design. Dr. Klepser has presented his research in these areas at national and international meetings and has numerous peer reviewed publications.

Recent Publications:

  1. Dvoracek J. Cook KM. Klepser DG. A Student-Run Low-Income Family Medicine Clinic: Controlling Costs While Providing Comprehensive Medication Management. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association 2010: 50(3):384-7.
  2. Klepser DG, Lampman M, Radford A, Richardson I, Rutledge S. Workforce Issues Among Sole Community Pharmacies. A Joint Publication of The North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center and The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. July 2009:Findings Brief 89.
  3. Dobesh PP, Klepser DG, McGuire TR, Morgan CW, Olsen KM. Statins associated with a reduction in mortality in patients with severe sepsis. Pharmacotherapy. 2009:29:621-630.
  4. Klepser DG. Are patent expirations the answer to improving patient adherence? American Journal of Managed Care. 2008 Dec;14(12):787-8.
  5. Klepser DG, Xu L, Ullrich F, Mueller K. Independently Owned Pharmacy Closures in Rural America. RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. Policy Brief #2008-2 July 2008.
  6. Brooks JM, Unni EJ, Klepser DG, Urmie JM, Farris KB, Doucette WR. Factors affecting demand among older adults for medication therapy management services. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2008 Dec;4(4):309-19.
  7. Hermsen ED, Shull SS, Klepser DG, Iwen PC, Armbrust A, Garrett J, Freifeld AG, Rupp ME. Pharmacoeconomic analysis of microbiologic techniques for differentiating staphylococci directly from blood culture bottles. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2008 Sep;46(9):2924-9.
  8. Klepser DG, Xu L, Ullrich F, Mueller K. Independently Owned Pharmacy Closures in Rural America. RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. Policy Brief #2008-2 July 2008.
  9. Brooks JM, Doucette WR, Wan S, Klepser DG. "Retail Pharmacy Market Structure and Performance". Inquiry. 2008:45:75-88.
  10. Klepser DG, Huether JR, Handke LJ, Williams CE. "Effect of a Cost-sharing Change from Copayment to Coinsurance on Drug Expenditures and Utilization". Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2007:13:765-777.

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