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Timothy J. Smith, RPh, PhD



Phone: 209.946.3168
Email: tsmith@pacific.edu


BS in Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1978

PhD in Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, 1983

PostDoc, University of Notre Dame

At Pacific Since: 1993

Timothy J. Smith, RPh, PhD earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy from Purdue University in 1978 and his doctor of philosophy in pharmacology from University of Minnesota in 1983. He joined the Pacific family in 1993. What he loves about teaching at Pacific is the enthusiasm of the students. He believes that one of his roles at Pacific is to help his students obtain unique, marketable skills.

In addition to his academic appointment, Dr. Smith serves as the Director of the Global Consortium for Life Systems Research and Design. His career has included affiliation with four pharmacy schools and one medical school.

From a young age, Dr. Smith had a desire to work in a profession that promoted healing through science. Through his church activities, he works with a number of programs that provide services to the community. In addition, he volunteers for BioLink, an organization that distributes scientific supplies donated by companies in the biotech industry to schools and universities in Northern California. The individuals who have influenced him the most in his career are pharmacy and doctoral advisors and close family friends.

Dr. Smith enjoys travel, both locally and abroad; especially Asia. In addition to playing the guitar, he is a singer and songwriter. He often draws parallels between the arts and science; he sees practical applications for creativity in both realms.


Teaching Philosophy: "Human learning is most effectively a social experience."


PHRM 136 - Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry II
PHRM 145 - Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry III
PHRM 122 - Physiology and Pathophysiology I
PHRM 123 - Physiology and Pathophysiology II
PHYP 138 - Essentials of Toxicology
DH 121 - Dental Hygiene Pharmacology


Research Summary: "My research focuses on the use of computers to make drug therapy more effective and the use of natural materials to increase the effectiveness and novel application of drugs."

Research Interests: 

  • Neural Computing
  • Environmental and Ecotoxicology
  • Biopolymer Pharmacology


Smith, TJ. Neural Network Analysis for Predicting Diastolic Blood Pressure Reductions with Calcium Channel Blocker, Angiotensin Antagonist and Diuretic Combination Therapy: A Preliminary Overview. International Journal of Neural Networks and Applications. 4(2) July-December 2011 pp. 125-126.