Profile

Dr. Abby Kahaleh

Associate Professor,
Roosevelt University

Contact Details

Roosevelt University
Schaumburg, IL
Work: 847-330-4537

Bio

Dr. Abby A. Kahaleh, BPharm, MS, PhD, MPH has devoted over 20 years of her academic career to pharmacy and health care education. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy) from the Department of Social and Administrative Sciences at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also obtained a Masters in Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She obtained a Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Division of Pharmacy and Healthcare Administration at the University of Toledo after completing her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Damascus.

Recently, Dr. Kahaleh completed several certification programs at the American Pharmacists Association. Specifically, she completed the OTC Advisor Advancing Patient Self-Care, the Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes, the Lipid Management Program, the Pharmacists-Provided Immunization Program, and the Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in the Community. As a Coalition Chair, Dr. Kahaleh collaborated with her colleagues on receiving external funding for developing and implementing a state-wide MTM program.

Dr. Kahaleh published several books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Recently, Dr. Kahaleh collaborated with her colleague on co-editing and publishing an APhA text book entitled “Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession.” She also collaborated with her colleagues and pharmacy students on presenting more than 100 research projects and Continuing Education programs at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Dr. Kahaleh served as the advisor for a nationally recognized Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) chapter. She also served on the Advisory Board for the Journal of American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Currently, Dr. Kahaleh is a tenured faculty at Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy. Recently, she was elected to serve as the Chair Advisor for the Polish American Pharmacists (PAPA) Association at RUCOP. At AACP, she was selected by her peers to serve as the presidential officer of the Curriculum SIG, Experiential Education Section, and Public Health Development Committee. In addition, Dr. Kahaleh was invited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to participate in several national and global site accreditation visits to various schools and colleges of pharmacy.

Education

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy), 2003
Social and Administrative Sciences
1997 To 2003
Dissertation: Antecedents and Consequences of Pharmacists’ Empowerment
Advisor: Dr. C. Gaither

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Masters in Health Management and Policy (Dual Degree), 2003
Public Health
1997 To 2003
Dissertation: Health Policy in Pharmacy Practice
Advisor: Dr. P. Jacob

University of Toledo School of Pharmacy
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1997
Pharmacy and Healthcare Administration
1996 To 1997
Dissertation: Downsizing of Health-System Pharmacist Positions
Advisor: Dr. W. Siganga

Job History

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences-Tenured
Chicago, IL, United States
January 2011 - present

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
Accreditation Consultant and an Associate Dean for Experiential Education
Chicago, IL, United States
August 2010 - July 2012

LECOM School of Pharmacy
Assistant Dean and Director for Experiential Education
Erie, PA, United States
July 2006 - December 2010

LECOM School of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Erie, PA, United States
July 2006 - July 2008