J. Douglas Bricker

School of Pharmacy
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bayer 315
Phone: 412.396.6377


Ph.D., Pharmacology-Toxicology, Duquesne University, 1981
B.A., Biology, Franciscan University, 1973

J. Douglas Bricker was appointed the seventh Dean of the School of Pharmacy in 2006. His previous appointments in the School of Pharmacy included Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology-Toxicology. He received a B.A. in Biology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Duquesne University. Dr. Bricker is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and a member of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He is the co-author of the textbook, Principles of Clinical Toxicology, in its third edition.

Dr. Bricker has been involved in the Rho Chi Society for many years. Since he was inducted as a member in 1978, he has served as Faculty Advisor of the Alpha Beta Chapter (1986-1996), Regional Councilor (1987-1993), and National Secretary (1992-1997), which during that time was the National Office. He served as the National President from 1999-2001 and is currently the National Historian. He is the current faculty advisor for Phi Lambda Sigma, the national Pharmacy Leadership Society.

He has been involved in developing and implementing courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and toxicology at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students and peers have recognized him as an excellent teacher, winning ten "Teacher of the Year" awards and "Teaching Excellence" awards since 1982. Dr. Bricker's research interests include the role of calcium in mechanisms of toxicity.


Currently, Dr. Bricker teaches a course in Clinical Toxicology for Pharm.D. and graduate students and Drugs of Abuse for Pharm.D. students.