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Linda S. Tyler

Professor (Clinical); Associate Dean, Pharmacy Practice; Chief Pharmacy Officer



  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Clinical Practice and Research Interests

  • Health system pharmacy administration, drug information, medication safety, medication use and policy development, adverse drug reactions, drug shortages, literature evaluation, evidence based medicine

Positions Held

  • Professor (Clinical), Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy (1997-present)
  • Chief Pharmacy Officer, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT (2015 - 2021)
  • Associate Dean, Pharmacy Practice, University of Utah College of Pharmacy (2008 - 2021)
  • Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT (2008-2015)
  • Director, Drug Information Service, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT  (1986-2008)
  • Pharmacist, Certified Poison Information Specialist and Coordinator Continuing Education, Central Ohio Poison Control Center, Columbus OH (1984-1986)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, with Clinical Practice in the Trauma and Life Support Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1981-1984)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Pharmacists Associations
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Serving as Presidential Officer (2020-2023)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Served as President 2005-2008

Courses Taught

  • Co-course master and lecturer for the 2 semester literature evaluation sequence (3 hours each semester)

  • Participate in other courses in the program as a lecturer.

  • Previously served as co-program director for the Masters of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration program (2008-2021). Serve as course master for the Human Relations in Health Care, Survey of Hospital Pharmacy, Practical Issues in Health Care, and Current Issues in Health Care courses.