Gary L. Cochran, Pharm.D., S.M.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
(402) 559-4329 (Office)
(402) 559-5673 (Fax)
Teaching Activities
Dr. Cochran is the course coordinator and primary instructor for the Drug Literature Evaluation and Research Methods course (PHPR 622) required during the second semester of the third professional year.  He also provides several lectures in Pharmacy Practice Management (PHPR 662) and Pharmacy and Healthcare (PHPR 560).
Research Activities/Interests
Dr. Cochran’s research objective is to improve the safety and quality of rural healthcare through the advancement and dissemination of knowledge that will impact both clinical care and health policy.  He continues to conduct research in the areas of medication safety and Parkinson’s disease.  In addition, he serves as a consultant for the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis CEA Registry. 

Recent Publications

  1. Jones KJ, Cochran GL, Xu L, Skinner A, Knudson A, Hicks RW. The Association Between Pharmacist Support and Voluntary Reporting of Medication Errors: An Analysis of MEDMARX Data. Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches 2008. at vol1/Advances-Jones_91.pdf.
  2. Cochran G, Jones K, Xu L, Mueller K. Prevalence of Evidence Based Safe Medication Practices in Small Rural Hospitals. RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis - Issue Brief 2008-1: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis; 2008.
  3. Cochran GL, Jones KJ, Brockman J, Skinner A, Hicks RW. Errors Prevented by and Associated with Bar-Code Medication Administration Systems. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2007;33(5):293-301.
  4. Jones KJ, Skinner AM, Leo CE, Cochran GL. Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals: Findings and Trends in Medication Error Reporting from 25 Critical Access Hospitals. Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research. 2006. at
  5. Jones KJ, Cochran G, Hicks RW, Mueller KJ. Translating Research into Practice: Voluntary Reporting of Medication Errors in Critical Access Hospitals. The Journal of Rural Health 2004;20(4):335-343.

Gary Cochran, Pharm.D.
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