Julie Akers

  1. Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy
  2. Executive Associate Dean
Email Addressjulie.akers@wsu.edu
LocationPBS 120M



Doctor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Additional Certification

Smoking Cessation


Dr. Julie Akers teaches on the topics of health care systems and pathiophysiology, and serves as a preceptor for introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs).


Akers is currently working on developing research grants for the following topics:

  • How contributions of community pharmacists through providing medication management services to patients can have a positive influence on the transistion of care for patients from the hospital to home, and reduce hospital readmission due to an adverse drug event.
  • Human Papilloma Virus education and prevention.
  • How pharmacists can contribute to care for patients with minor illnesses in the State of Washington

Additional Information

Akers began her clinical practice in pharmacy as a pharmacy technician and intern at Shopko, and then moved up from pharmacist at Bartell Drugs to pharmacy manager and then pharmacy district manager over a span of about 10 years. She then worked for the Everett Clinic in Everett, Wash., as the retail pharmacies manager. Akers served on the WSU College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Board from 2009 to 2013, at which time she joined the College faculty.

Akers is a past president of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, and has twice been selected as a delegate to APhA representing the State of Washington.

2012 | Pharmacy Leadership Award, National Community Pharmacy Association

Practice focus/interest:
Application of pharmacy knowledge in a clinical practice setting, pharmacy law and regulation as well as pharmacy management.

Professional Memberships:
Spokane Pharmacy Association
Washington State Pharmacy Association
American Pharmacists Association
Association of Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

updated 03/27/2014