Michael  J.  Smith , Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Tulsa Operations and Associate Professor

Dean's Office

Phone (918) 660-3571
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Office   SAC 1H09

Research Summary

My research interest is reporting health service use patterns and conducting outcomes assessment studies with an emphasis in pharmacoepidemiology. My research pursuits focus on secondary health services claims mining and analysis to quantify the relationships between medical services and prescription use patterns using both descriptive and empirical observational study designs.

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D., Pharmacy Administration, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
  • M.S., Pharmacy Administration, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 1994.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Dean for Tulsa Operations and Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Tulsa, OK. 2009-present
  • Associate Professor with tenure, School of Pharmacy, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. July 2008-May 2009.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. July 2002 through June 2008.
  • Associate faculty, School of Medicine, Injury Control Research Center, May 2005 through present.

Pharmacist Licensure

  • State of Texas, License #34880, 1994-present
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License # RP041214L, 1995-present


Honors & Service

  • Member, Board of Director Advisors, American Lung Association of West Virginia, 3 year term (2007-2010)
  • Member, Statewide Data Sharing Committee (2002-present)
  • Member, West Virginia Asthma Education and Prevention Program (2002-present)
  • Member, State-wide Epidemiology sub-committee, Asthma Coalition of Texas (2000-present)
  • Member, American Pharmacists Association, 1991-present
  • Member, Phi Delta Chi National Pharmacy Fraternity, 1991-present
  • Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1998-present


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Selected Publications & Presentations

  1. Keast S, Harrison D, Farmer K, Smith M J, Nesser N. Prior authorization policies in Medicaid programs: The importance of study design and analysis on findings and outcomes from research Research in Social and Administrative Sciences. 2016;
  2. Wilson J E, Smith M J, George D L, Looper P E. A novel use of Photovoice methodology in a leadership APPE and pharmacy leadership elective Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. In Press;
  3. George D, O'Neal K, Johnson E, Smith M. Student preferences regarding didactic content and practical experiences of influenza vaccination clinic business operations in a pharmacy business and entrepreneurship elective Currents Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2016; 207-212.
  4. Smith M J, Zaloshnja E, Miller T. Enduring Enrollments in West Virginia’s Medicaid Program Due to Catastrophic Injury Injury Control and Safety Promotion. In Press;
  5. Keast S, Harrison D, Farmer K, Smith M J. Impact of prior authorization of montelukast on clinical outcomes for asthma and allergic rhinitis amongst children and adolescents in a state medicaid program J Manag Care Pharm. 2014; 20: 612-21.
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Current Grants Awarded

  • "How Often Do Catastrophic Injury Victims Become Medicaid Recipients?", Co-investigator (10%), West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center/CDC.
  • "Linking Medicare, West Virginia Medicaid, and West Virginia cancer registry data to study the burden of the beast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers in West Virginia. AHRQ-West Virginia University subcontract.