Elizabeth Pogge, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FASCP

Associate Professor

Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Cholla Hall 211-11
19555 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 572-3579
e-mail: epogge@midwestern.edu  



B.S.   Chemistry     Briar Cliff University     2003
Doctorate     Pharmacy     The University of Nebraska Medical Center     2007 
Masters     Public Health     The University of Massachusetts     2013  


Lifestyle changes are difficulty for individuals. From obesity to smoking cessation, behavioral change is hard and requires multiple attempts as well as multiple provider interventions. My current research in the area of behavioral change includes developing successful models for behavioral change programs in the community. Programs include using motivational counseling, in either a group or individual setting, to empower individuals to make positive behavioral changes. My second area of research includes the scholarship of teaching and learning. How do students learn? The current areas I am focusing on include the efficacy and applicability of team based-learning as well as models for interprofessional education.

Research projects

Project I: According to 2013 statistics, 17.8% of adults aged 18 years or older currently smoke cigarettes. My current research surrounding smoking cessation includes several projects, both utilizing multiple providers to implement formal smoking cessation programs. Furthermore, individual as well as small group counseling sessions are being studied to see what yields the highest quit rates.
Project II: My current educational research is surrounding interprofessional education. I have developed a pharmacy and dental course where pharmacy students are interviewing patients with dental students in the dental clinic. We are gathering students' opinion of the course and knowledge gained from taking the course. 

Selected Publications

Peer Review Articles
Afzal Z, Pogge E, Boomershine V. (2016) Evalution of a Pharmacist and Nurse Practioner Smoking Cessation Program. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 29(5):1-6.
Pogge E. (2015) A Pilot Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of INR Patient Self-Testing in Elderly Patients. The Consultant Pharmacist. 30(12):720-727.
Pogge E. (2015) A Pilot Program to Assess the Efficacy of Interprofessional Screening Events at a Retail Food Market. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 30(3):239-246.
Harmon M, Pogge E, Boomershine V. (2014) Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Led Six-Month Weight Loss Program in Obese Patients. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 54(3):302-307.
Pogge E. (2013) Implementation and Evaluation of a Team-Based Learning Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification Course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 77(5):103.
Pogge E. & Eddings L. (2013) Effect of a 12 week nutrition and wellness program in independent living seniors. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(5):471-72.
Storjohann T, Raney R, Pogge P, Cauthon K. (2013) Evaluation of peer graded assignments in a skills-based course sequence. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 5(4):283-87.   
Pogge E. (2012) The Health Benefits of Fibre. AgroFood Industry hi-tech 23(6):35-37.   
Pogge E. (2011) Energy Drink consumption is Increasing: Are there risks? AgroFood Industry hi-tech. 22(6):8-10.   
Pogge E & Haber S. (2011) Elevated International Normalized Ratio Associated with Use of Dronedarone and Wafarin. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 45:pp.   
Pogge E. (2010) Vitamin D and Alzheimer's Disease: Is there a link? The Consultant Pharmacist. 25(7):440-50.

Book Chapters
Pogge E., Storjohann T. (2015) The Health Benefits of Dietary Fiber: Evidence of its Anticancer Properties. Food as a Source of Anticancerigen Compounds. (pp. 1-11). Foster City, CA: OMICS Group eBooks.   
Pogge E., Boomershine V. (2015) Intensive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity. Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 102. (pp. 41-54). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.   
Pogge E. (2014) Vitamin D for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. 1st edition. Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease: Prevention and Therapy. (pp.475-480). San Diego, CA: Elsevier Inc.