Nathaniel M. Rickles, PhD

Nathanial RicklesDr. Nathaniel Rickles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.  He completed a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency and is board certified in this area. His research focuses on the improvement of the role of pharmacy across various vulnerable and high risk populations in the community. Specifically, he is interested in factors that affect the development of pharmacist intervention programs to improve medication adherence and other patient outcomes and the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs that improve pharmacist communication with other professionals and patients.  Through his work, Dr. Rickles hopes to improve medication adherence and other patient outcomes. Dr. Rickles also explores educational methods to improve the teaching of communication skills to current and future pharmacists. His primary teaching interests involve courses on communication skills, health behavior and promotion, cross-cultural health care, and research methods. He has published in several peer-reviewed publications and presented at multiple local, national, and international meetings. In addition to his role as a faculty scholar at the IUHR, Dr. Rickles is the lead editor of the recently published second edition of the textbook Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care.

Nathaniel M. Rickles, PhD

Faculty Scholar
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Northeastern University

Phone: 617-373-7721

Selected Publications

Rickles, N.M., Dube, G.L., McCarter, A., & Olshan, J.S. (In Press). Relationship between attitudes toward mental illness and the provision of pharmacy services. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

Rickles, N.M., Brown, T.A., McGivney, M.S., Snyder, M.E., & White, K.A. (2010). Adherence: a review of education, research, practice, and policy in the United States. Pharmacy Practice, 8(1), 1-17.

Rickles, N.M., Tieu, P., Myers, L., Galal, S., & Chung, V. (2009). The impact of a standardized patient program on student learning of communication skills. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73(1), 1-10.

Noland, C., & Rickles, N.M. (2009). Reflection and analysis of how pharmacy interns learn to communicate about medication errors. Health Communication, 74(4), 351-360.

Rickles, N.M., Svarstad, B.L., Statz-Paynter, J., Taylor, L.V., & Kobak, K. (2006). Improving patient feedback regarding antidepressant treatment: an experiment in eight community pharmacies. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 46(1), 25-32.

Rickles, N.M., Svarstad, B.L., Statz-Paynter, J., Taylor, L.V., & Kobak, K. (2005). Pharmacists’ telemonitoring of antidepressant use: effects on patient feedback and other outcomes. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 45(3), 344-353.