Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharmacy - Faculty Profiles


Kathryn K. Marwitz, Pharm.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr. Marwitz joined the pharmacy program in July 2019 after completing a two-year regulatory pharmaceutical fellowship in medication safety with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Eli Lilly Global Patient Safety, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University and her Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Marwitz’s research interests are in medication and patient safety and their intersection with health and drug policy decisions. She applies her training in pharmacoepidemiology to answer questions about drug safety trends and adverse event reporting using large datasets. Additionally, she has clinical interests in electronic medical records and smart infusion pumps as vectors for safe (or unsafe) medication administration. Dr. Marwitz welcomes active student participation and learning in her research projects and is an advocate for the training and value of student pharmacists and pharmacists in medication safety efforts.

Dr. Marwitz is actively involved in leadership roles with the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). She is also a member of the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP).

Courses Taught at Manchester

  • PHRM 441 Public Health and Pharmacy (upcoming)
  • PHRM 540 Practice and Personnel Management (upcoming)

Select Publications/Presentations/Posters

  • Marwitz K, Giuliano KK, Su WT, Degnan D, Zink R, DeLaurentis P. High-alert medication administration and intravenous smart pumps: A descriptive analysis of clinical practice. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2019; 15(7): 889-894.
  • Marwitz K. Overcoming data overload: Effectively using multiple sources of smart medication infusion pump data for hospitals using interoperability. Oral presentation at REMEDI Annual Conference. April 2019, Rosemont, IL.
  • Marwitz K, Hertig J, Weber R. One Chance for Your Best First Impression: Tips for New

    Pharmacists. Hospital Pharmacy. 2018; 53(3): 148-151.

  • Degnan D, Marwitz K. Watch for high-alert medications with ISMP self-assessment tools.

    Pharmacy Today. 2018; 24(4): 42.

  • Marwitz K, Hertig J, Anderson C, Scott C. Evaluating risk perception of online pharmacies and consumer concerns around the opioid epidemic: A survey of Indiana voters. Poster Presented at 75th Annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting; December 2017, Orlando, FL