Mary Gurney, PhD, RPh

Associate Professor


Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Cholla 211-3
19555 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308  

Office: (623) 572-3525
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EDUCATION

December 2003

PhD, Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Minor: Management and Sociology Dissertation: A Study of Time in Community Pharmacy Practice Sites: Patient Care and Management Activities

August 1999

MS, Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Thesis: Why Merge? An Examination of Merger Rationales of Positional and Reputational Leaders in State Pharmacy Associations

May 1987

BS Pharmacy Drake University,  Des Moines, Iowa

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research interests include pharmacy law and public policy, prescription drug monitoring programs, and educational research.

Research Projects

Project 1Prescription drug monitoring program: attitudes, beliefs, and usage by pharmacists and physicians.  This study is focused on identifying the attitudes, beliefs, and usage of the Arizona Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.  Drug abuse and drug diversion have become increasing concerns of health professionals and law enforcement and prescription drug monitoring programs are viewed as a tool that may be utilized to help in prevention.

Project 2An evaluation journal club practice session and student journal club presentation for Karr/Buckley APPE rotations. This study is focused on the impact of a practice journal club on an APPE rotation on student confidence and journal club presentation.

Project 3: APPE registry of experience: over-the-counter consultations and medication purchasing outcomes. This project is focused on the impact of APPE student over-the-counter consultations and their impact on patient decision-making, adverse events avoided, and cost-savings.  

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Karr S, Gurney MK, Early NK.  Accuracy of community-based blood pressure devices versus validated self-use devices.  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA. 2015;55(4):419-423 Karr S, Buckley (Bohling) K, Gurney M.  Journal Club Facilitation. In: Westberg, SM, ed.  ACCP Ambulatory Care New Practitioner Survival Guide/Resource Manual. 3rd ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2013: 331-337. 

Cauthon KAB, Bowman BJ, Gurney MK. Compounding practices and beliefs of Arizona pharmacists. International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Compounding. 2013;17(2):154-161. 

Gurney MK. Health care at a crossroad: what will the pharmacists' role be? Res Social Adm Pharm. 2009 2009;5(4):302-304.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Wooster J, Kucera A, Carnegie K, Gurney M.  Impact of community pharmacist-performed medication reconciliations in Medicare patients post-discharge on 30-day hospital readmission rates.  Poster Presentation at the 2015 American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Midyear Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 

Gurney M, APPE OTC Research Team, Sclar D.  Advanced pharmacy practice experience over-the-counter registry project: pharmacy consultation and over-the-counter purchasing decisions.  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.  2015; 55(2):e183.  Poster Presentation at American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition. San Diego, CA.   

Liu K, Gurney M, Rupp M, Vatanka P, Carnegie K, Horst S.  Consumer attitudes toward the community pharmacist as a self-care consultant.  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2015; 55(2):e183.  Poster Presentation at American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition.  San Diego, CA.