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Deepti Vyas, PharmD

Associate Professor, Director of Interprofessional Education and Instructional Design


Phone: 209.946.7651


PharmD, Purdue University, 2006

Residency in Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Moses Cone Health Systems

At Pacific Since: 2012

Deepti Vyas, PharmD earned her doctor of pharmacy from Purdue in 2006. She then completed a pharmacy practice and administration residency at Moses Cone Health Systems in Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to coming to Pacific, she was a faculty member at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and was a practicing clinical pharmacist. She joined the Pacific family in 2012.

Dr. Vyas chose to pursue a career in pharmacy because she loved to study chemistry and biology. In addition, she sought out a profession where she could use her knowledge to make a difference in the world. When Dr. Vyas is not teaching, she enjoys traveling. Her love for travel stems from her background; she is originally from India, while she was born in Malaysia, she grew up in Kenya and moved to the United States to attend Purdue University. She has visited many countries including Kenya, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and the Bahamas. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, caving, hiking and white water rafting.


Research Summary: "Involved in scholarship of teaching and learning related to simulation based learning and interprofessional education."


Vyas D, Galal SM, Rogan EL, Boyce EG. Developing Vaccine Advocates: Training Students to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and/or Refusal. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018;82(8) Article 6338.

Galal S, Vyas D, et al. Use of Standardized patient simulations to assess impact of motivational interviewing training on social-emotional development. Pharmacy 2018;6(3): 65.

Boyce EG, Rogan EL, Vyas D, Prasad N, Mai Y.  Sarilumab: Review of a Second IL-6 Receptor Antagonist Indicated for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2018;52 (8):780-791.

Vyas D, Ravnan M, Sharma N, Mahal S, Romaso E. A Focused Update on the Role of Non-Statin Agents in the Management of Atherosclerotic Disease.  California Journal of Health Systems Pharmacists. 2017;29(6): 189-194.

Boyce EG, Vyas D, Rogan EL, Valle-Oseguera CS, O'Dell KM. Impact of tofacitinib on patient outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis-review of clinical studies. Patient related outcome measures. 2016; 7:1-12

Whitley HP, Bell E, Eng, M, Fuentes DG, Helms KL, Maki ED, Vyas, D. Team-Based Learning Made Practical: from Planning to Implementation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015; 79 (10): Article 149.

Vyas D, Halilovic J, et al. Use of Cumulative Assessments in US Schools and Colleges. Pharmacy 2015; 3: 27-38.

Carr Lopez SM, Galal SM, Vyas D, Patel RA, Gnesa EH. The Utility of Concept Maps to Facilitate Higher-Level Learning in a Large Classroom. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014; 78 (9): Article 170.

Vyas D, Bhutada N, et al. Comparing a Simulation Based Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) to Traditional Direct Patient Care IPPEs. Pharmacy Education: An International Journal for Pharmaceutical Education. 2014; 14(1):9-15

O'Connell MB, Rodriguez de Bittner M, Poirier T, Karaoui LR, Echeverri M, Chen A, Lee S, Vyas D, O'Neil CK, Jackson AN. Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy. Part 3A: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Curriculums and Future Directions. White Paper. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 2014;33(12 ): e347-e367.

O'Connell MB, Jackson AN, Karaoui LR, Rodriguez de Bittner M, Chen A, Echeverri M, , Vyas D,  Poirier T, Lee S, O'Neil CK,. Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy. Part 3b: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Policy, Procedures, and Climate. White Paper. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 2014;33(12 ): e368-e381.

Vyas D, O'Dell K, Bandy J, Boyce E. Tofacitinib: The First Janus Kinase (Jak) Inhibitor For The Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013;47 (11): 1524-1531.

Vyas D, McCulloh R, Lackey G. Acute overdose: Suicide Attempt. Simulation in Healthcare. 2013;8(4): 272-278.

Vyas D, Bray BS, Wilson M. Use of Simulation-based Teaching Methodologies in US Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013; 77 (3): Article 53.

Vyas D, Bearelly D, Boshard B. A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Educational Initiative to Improve the Rate of Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2014;22(1):92-95

Feng X, Vyas D. Novel target therapy and immunotherapy for skin cancer. US Pharm. 2012; 37 (11): 7-11

Vyas D. Variations in risk assessment models may contribute to the existing gap between venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines and adherence. Springer Plus 2012; 1(1): 60

Vyas D, Feng X, Bhutada N. Use of Patient Simulation to Demonstrate Minimal Competency in the Pre-Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Core Domain Abilities. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76 (9): Article 176.

Vyas D. The Art of Student Facilitation: Does Patient Counseling Technique have a Role? Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76 (4) Article 73.

Vyas D, McCulloh R, Dyer C, Gregory G, Higbee D. An Interprofessional Course Using Human Patient Simulation to Teach Patient Safety and Teamwork Skills. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76 (4) Article 71.

Vyas D, Ottis E, Caligiuri F. Teaching Clinical Reasoning and Problem-solving Skills Using Human Patient Simulation. Invited article Am J Pharm Educ. 2011:75 (9) Article 189.

Vyas D, Wombwell E, Russell E, et al. Creating a Hybrid Model of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Integrating High Fidelity Simulation and Direct Patient Care. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010; 74 (9): Article 169.

Vyas D, Caligiuri F. Reinforcing Cultural Competency Concepts during the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010; 74 (7): Article 129.

Vyas D, Stinner N, Lindsey CC. Promoting Student Development on a Satellite Campus by Creating a Two-Campus Model of a Student Organization: APhA-ASP (Letter). JAPhA 49: 5 September /October 2009.