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Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.

His ~470 publications resulted in 15174 citations, an H-index of 63, and i10 Index of 234; placing him within an elite group of researchers. Dr. White’s research interests are in the areas of comparative effectiveness and preventing adverse events from drugs, devices, dietary supplements, and illicit substances. His work has been published in JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine and Circulation (among others) with research coverage by NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, PBSNewsHour, WNPR Morning Edition, Prevention Magazine, and hundreds of other (inter)national media outlets. Five of his publications were among the top 5 read articles in that journal in the years they were published. His work has been primarily funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with additional grants from the Donaghue Foundation, Pfeiffer Foundation, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy, among others.

He had a recurring segment on a local Connecticut TV station (NBC30 and then FOX61) where he shared medical news with the public (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrPgfEMHpv4_MfEm1W_tRQ) from 2001 to 2020, has articles with over 1,322,790 readers for The Conversation, and appeared on the Dr Oz show. He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacologists and The American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice News. Dr. White is a UConn Teaching Fellow, the highest university teaching designation, and received the Provost's Award for Public Engagement for his media, migrant farmworker clinic, and COVID-19 vaccination work.
He has received the American College of Clinical Pharmacist Young Investigator Award, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Lyman Award for Educational Research and the Weaver Award for Public Engagement.

He and his School of Pharmacy students have a series of videos on YouTube concerning topics ranging from COVID-19 to diet and dietary supplements. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3JL5I08KN7FJvxXWngDFYQ/playlists).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut

Honours

ACCP Young Investigator of the Year, AACP Lyman Award Winner, six time ASHP Foundation Drug Therapy Research Award recipient, and ASHP Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature (a lifetime achievement award for scholarly excellence). He and his School of Pharmacy Colleagues received the AACP Weaver Award in 2021 for excellence in public engagement and the Hartford Business Journal 2021 COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes Award.