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Richard R. Abood, JD

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Phone: 209.946.3155
Email: rabood@pacific.edu

Research Interests

  • Health care law, legislation and policy
  • Managed care - legal, legislative, economic, strategies
  • Antitrust & economic issues in health care
  • Professional and product liability regulation
  • Ethics

Dr. Abood received both his bachelor of science and his juris doctorate from University of Nebraska. He started teaching at Pacific in 1991. His favorite thing about teaching at Pacific is the interaction with students and faculty. He finds the people at Pacific to be a wonderful, collegial and respectful group of people. Being such a pleasant place to work makes it worthwhile for him and he believes the qualities to be specific to Pacific.

When asked about his teaching philosophy Dr. Abood responded, "to stimulate critical thinking and application of material and to make lectures interesting and informative. I would also like to add value. My classes are reading intensive and if they can get it out of the book then there is no use coming to class. So I like to think that I can add value making it worth coming to class."

In his free time he enjoys cycling and working out - lifting weights, aerobic and anaerobic. He likes to raise fruit trees. He grows apples, peaches, nectarines, cherries, lemons, oranges, pecans, figs, grapes, blackberries and more (if you can believe it). In addition, he enjoys reading and fly fishing. Dr. Abood also has two grown children.