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Suzanne Galal, PharmD

Associate Professor


Phone: 209.946.3918
Email: sgalal@pacific.edu


PharmD, Northeastern University, 2008

At Pacific: 2009

Suzanne Galal, PharmD was born in Syracuse, New York. She lived in Wisconsin for 10 years and in Naperville, Illinois for two years before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Northeastern University. She earned her doctor of pharmacy from Northeastern University in 2008. She then completed a post graduate residency training program with an emphasis in education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her residency program also included training in managed care at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates at the VA in Boston as an ambulatory care pharmacist.

Dr. Galal joined the Pacific family in 2009 as the Practicum Course Coordinator, which entails a four course series offered in the third year of the doctor of pharmacy program. Dr. Galal is continually motivated by her students. She loves that she was treated like part of the Pacific family from the first moment she arrived on campus.

Her research agenda arose from her experience in the classroom, where she examined the science of teaching learning. She also works with the Center for Social and Emotional Intelligence where she serves as a fellow. Dr. Galal studies the impact of SEC in the classroom through mock patient counseling sessions and the overall impact on patients. She is involved in the Medicare Part D class where she trains students to go out into the community to perform Part D interventions amongst many other outreach events. She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Dr. Galal's father is from Egypt and her mother is from the state of Georgia. She has four older brothers. Dr. Galal enjoys the warm weather of Stockton. She enjoys the supportive and friendly community of Pacific and the beautiful campus. Dr. Galal's interests include listening to live music. Her travels have taken her to Egypt, Turkey, Germany, England, Puerto Rico and Mexico. She also would like to visit to China, Australia and South America. She likes sushi and Thai cuisine. In the future, she would like to learn how to snowboard.


Teaching Philosophy: "It is my belief that education is a work in progress, one that continues throughout a person's entire life. Knowing this has led me to value the fact that everyone learns by different means and at different paces. This is one of my core principles that I use to help teach content beyond its fundamental basics. Using the following principles, I can achieve my lifelong objectives for a career in academia: cultivate a positive environment from which motivation drives self-determination, develop problem-solving strategies and foster skills for adaptation in a rapidly changing medical field."


PHRM 118 - Practicum I
PHRM 158 - Practicum III
PHRM 167 - Therapeutics VII Endocrine/Musculoskeletal
PRAC 152 - Practicum I Teaching Assistant
PRAC 167 - Pursuit of Residency or Fellowship Opportunities I


Research Interests: 

  • Diabetes
  • Science of Teaching and Learning
  • Smoking Cessation