Mark V. Siracuse, PharmD, PhD
Mark V. Siracuse, PharmD, PhD

Mark V. Siracuse, PharmD, PhD

Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Dr. Siracuse is Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Pharmacy Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. Dr. Siracuse received a Bachelors in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut, a PharmD from the University of Michigan, and a Masters and PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. He also completed a fellowship in Pharmacoeconomics with the PRIME Institute at the University of Minnesota, Hoechst Marion Roussel, and Aetna Pharmacy Management. Dr. Siracuse is an AFPE Fellow. His research interests include economic issues related to pharmaceuticals and pharmacy benefits, patient safety, and health information technology. Dr. Siracuse has been on faculty at Creighton University for over 13 years, where he teaches courses in Health Care Systems and Patient Safety, Pharmacy Practice Management, and Pharmacoeconomics. Dr. Siracuse has participated on three federally funded studies by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that have focused on health information technology and patient safety, as well as numerous other privately funded studies. Dr. Siracuse has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, and is currently a member of the Creighton University Institutional Review Board. In 2012, Dr. Siracuse completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Siracuse has practiced in numerous community retail pharmacies, a university operated home infusion therapy pharmacy, and managed care pharmacy at a Pharmacy Benefit Manager.

Education

  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D. in Social and Admininstrative Pharmacy (2002)
  • University of Minnesota - Master of Science (MS) in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (1997)
  • University of Michigan - Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) (1994)
  • University of Connecticut - Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy (1984)

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Siracuse MV. “Applications in Managed Care and Specialty Environments,” Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, New York,, McGraw-Hill, 4th Edition, 2016

Articles

  • Clark BE and Siracuse MV. Third-Year Pharmacy Students’ Pharmacy Service Orientation,” in preparation to be submitted., Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2016
  • Siracuse MV and Clark BE. “Third-Year Pharmacy Students’ Work Experience and Attitudes,” in preparation to be submitted., Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2016
  • Gleason BL, Siracuse MV, Moniri NH, Birnie CR, Okamoto CT, Crouch MA. “The Evolving Landscape of Pre-Professional Pharmacy Curricula,” (Journal acceptance rate: 48 – 53%), American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77, 95, 2013
  • Bramble JD, Abbott AA, Fuji KT, Paschal KA, Siracuse MV, Galt KA. “Patient Safety Perspectives of Providers and Nurses: The Experience of a Rural Ambulatory Care Practice Using an EHR with E-prescribing,”, Journal of Rural Health, 29(4), 383-391, 2013
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M., Pachal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. PDA use by physicians: Where do they fit with emerging technologies and use of electronic health records in office practices?, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 3, 163-178, 2012
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Siracuse, M. V., Paschal, K. A., Kasha, T. A. Mixed Methods Case Study: Exploring Safety Issues in Rural Medical Practices Using Electronic Health Records., Health Services Research, 2012
  • Hamilton WR, Clark BE, Padron VA, Kelley AL, Hedlund DA, Siracuse MV. “A Novel Virtual Pharmacy Examination Format and Student Self-Perceptions in Making Nonprescription Product,”, Creative Education, 3(4), 588-594, 2012
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, Mark V., Christoffersen, J. S. Electronic health record adoption and use by nebraska pharmacists, Perspectives in health information management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association, 8, 1-9, 2011
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A. E-Prescribing: What Pharmacists and Physicians Should Know, Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 73, 28-32, 2010
  • Bramble, James D., Galt, Kim A., Siracuse, Mark V., Abbott, Amy A., Drincic, Andjela, Paschal, Karen A., Fuji, Kevin T. The relationship between physician practice characteristics and physician adoption of electronic health records, Health Care Management Review, 35, 55-64, 2010
  • Bramble, J. D., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T. he Relationship of Physician Practice Characteristics and Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Records., Health Care Management Review, 35, 55-64, 2010
  • Clark, B. E., Siracuse, M. V., Garis, R. I. A comparison of mail-service and retail community pharmacy claims in 5 prescription benefit plans, Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP, 5, 133-142, 2009
  • Siracuse, M. V., Clark, B. E., Garis, R. I. Undocumented source of pharmacy benefit manager revenue, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65, 552-557, 2008
  • Siracuse, M. V., Vuchetich, P. J. Impact of Medicaid prior authorization requirement for COX-2 inhibitor drugs in Nebraska, Health Services Research, 43, 435-450, 2008
  • Siracuse MV, Clark BE, Garis RI. “Undocumented source of pharmacy benefit manager revenue,” (Journal acceptance rate: 55%), American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65, 552-557, 2008
  • Siracuse MV, Sowell JG. “Doctor of Pharmacy Students’ Use of Personal Digital Assistants,” (Journal acceptance rate: 48 – 53%), American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72, 07-07, 2008
  • Siracuse MV, Schondelmeyer, SW, Hadsall RS, and Schommer JC. “Third-Year Pharmacy Students’ Work Experience and Attitudes and Perceptions of the Pharmacy Profession,” (Journal acceptance rate: 48 – 53%), American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72, Article 50, 2008
  • Galt, Kimberly A., Paschal, Karen A., Abbott, A. A., Drincic, Andjela, Siracuse, Mark V., Bramble, J. D., Rule, A. M. Privacy, security, and the national health information network: A mixed methods case sstudy of state level stakeholders awareness, Advances in Health Care, 7, 165-189, 2008
  • Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A. Examining Barriers to Health Information Technology (HIT) Adoption., Advances in Health Care Management, 191-209, 2008
  • Morrato, E. H., Dodd, S., Oderda, G., Haxby, D. G., Allen, R., Valuck, R. J., Siracuse, M. V. Prevalence, Utilization Patterns, and Predictors of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: Experience in a Multistate Medicaid Population,, Clinical Therapeutics, 29, 183-195, 2007
  • Galt KA, Rule A, Taylor W, Siracuse MV, Bramble JD, Rich EC, Young W, Clark B, Houghton B. “The Impact of Personal Digital Assistant Devices on Medication Safety in Primary Care.”, AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 3, 247-263, 2005
  • Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Rule, A. M., Clark, B. E., Taylor, W. Instrument development: physician adoption of hand held computer use., AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 4, 93-108, 2005
  • Garis, R. I., Clark, B. E., Siracuse, M. V. Shining the Light on Non-Transparent PBM Cash Flows., Illinois Pharmacist., 2005
  • Garis, R. I., Clark, B. E., Siracuse, M. V. Shining the Light on Non-Transparent PBM Cash Flows., UPNI News, 2005
  • Garis, R. I., Clark, B. E., Siracuse, M. V. Non-transparent PBM cash flows, America's Pharmacist (USA), 126, 20-25, 2004
  • Garis, R. I., Clark, B. E., Siracuse, M. V. Shining the light on non-transparent PBM cash flows, Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 67, 23-28, 2004
  • Siracuse, M. V., Schondelmeyer, S. W., Hadsall, R. S., Schommer, J. C. Assessing career aspirations of pharmacy students, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 68, article 75, 2004
  • Garis, R. I., Clark, B. E., Siracuse, M. V., Makoid, M. C. Examining the value of pharmacy benefit management companies, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 61, 81-85, 2004

Publications

  • Galt, K. A., Bramble, J. D., Rule, A. M., Siracuse, M. V., Taylor, W. S. Impact of PDA-based ePrescribing adoption on medication safety in ambulatory care, HCI International 2005, 1-9, 2005

Presentations

  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacy – A Prescription for a Rewarding Career,” Truman State University American Chemistry Society Seminar Series, Kirksville, MO; podium, 2016
  • Thakur TM, Galt KA, Fuji KT, Bramble JD, Siracuse MV. Participation of pharmacists in diabetes self-management education programs (DSME) - a mixed methods research study,” Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference, Ann Arbor, MI; podium, 2016
  • Alsharif NZ, Abbott AA, Blanchard SA, Budesheim TL, Jarding G, Paschal KA, Siracuse MV, Kaufman T. “Development of Comparable Multidisciplinary Surveys to Sensitize Healthcare Providers in Delivering Care to Diverse Populations,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA; poster, 2016
  • Siracuse MV, Black LL, Cochran T, Furze JA, Gale JR, Qi Y. “Development and Validation of a Community Engagement Survey for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions Students,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA; poster, 2016
  • Fuji KT, Galt KA, Siracuse MV, Bramble JD, Abbott AA, Paschal KA, Kaufman T. “Perceptions of the Impact of Electronic Health Records with E-Prescribing on Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Care Clinics,” AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA; Podium, 2016
  • Thakur T, Galt KA, Bramble JD, Fuji KT, Siracuse MV. “Participation of Pharmacists in Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Programs: A Mixed Methods Research Study,” St. Albert’s Day Research Forum, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; Podium, 2016
  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacy – A Prescription for a Rewarding Career,” St. Louis University Life Sciences Learning Community, St. Louis, MO; Podium, 2016
  • Fuji KT, Galt KA, Siracuse MV, Bramble JD, Abbott AA, Paschal KA, Kasha T. “Perceptions of Electronic Health Record and E-Prescribing Use on Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Care Clinics,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Baltimore, MD; poster, 2016
  • Jarding G, Abbott AA, Alsharif NA, Blanchard SA, Budesheim TL, Paschal KA, Siracuse MV. “Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Baltimore, MD; poster, 2016
  • Black LL, Cochran T, Furze JA, Gale JR, Siracuse MV, Qi Y. “Development and Validation of a Survey Instrument on Community Engagement for Physical Therapy and other Healthcare Professions Students,” American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA; Podium, 2016
  • Siracuse MV and Bradberry JC. “UPM – University Prescription Management,” Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting of Human Resources Professionals, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Podium, 2015
  • Siracuse MV and Clark BE. “Factors Influencing Career Aspirations of Third-Year Pharmacy Students,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Poster, 2015
  • Clark BE and Siracuse MV. “Development of Pharmacy Students’ Professionalism,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Poster, 2015
  • Siracuse MV. “National Hospital Ratings Systems Share Few Common Scores and may Generate confusion Instead of Clarity,” Creighton University Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety (CHRP) Research Methods Journal Club, Omaha. Podium, 2015
  • Clark BE and Siracuse MV. “Pharmacy Service Orientation of Third-Year PharmD Students’ Workplaces,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA. Poster, 2015
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Fuji KT, Abbott AA, Bramble JD, Paschal KA. “Perceptions on Electronic Health Record Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Clinics,” Academy Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster, 2014
  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacoeconomics,” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2014
  • Siracuse MV. “Health Care Systems/History & Health Care Reform,” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE, (invited). Podium, 2014
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Abbott AA, Fuji KT, Bramble JD, Paschal KA. “Perceptions on e-prescribing Safety and Quality,” St. Albert's Day Forum, Creighton University. Poster, 2014
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Abbott AA, Fuji KT, Bramble JD, Paschal KA. “Perceptions on e-prescribing Safety and Quality,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Orlando, FL. Poster, 2014
  • Siracuse MV. “Perceptions on Safety and Quality of Electronic Health Records with e-prescribing in Rural Ambulatory Clinics,” Creighton University Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety (CHRP) Research Methods Journal Club, Omaha, NE. Podium, 2014
  • Siracuse MV and Fuji KT. “Perspectives on the Patient Safety Problem in Health Care,” Ethics Conference 2013, South Sioux City, NE. (invited) Podium, 2013
  • Wilson AF, Begley KJ, Monaghan MS, Siracuse MV, Limpach AL. “The IRD Model of Curricular Structure: Evidence of Effectiveness.” Creighton School poster at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Poster, 2013
  • Siracuse MV. “Health Care Systems/History & Health Care Reform (2010),” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited). Podium, 2013
  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacoeconomics,” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2013
  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacy – a Prescription for a Rewarding Career,” Presented to 11th and 12th grade student in AP Chemistry at VJ and Angela Skutt Catholic High School, Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2013
  • Siracuse MV. “Leapfrog Group Findings about the Greater Omaha Area,” Patient Safety and Quality Assurance at the Creighton School of Medicine Leadership Development Program. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2013
  • Birnie CR, Crouch MA, Gleason BL, Moniri NH, Okamoto C, Siracuse MV. “The Evolving Landscape of Pre-Professional Pharmacy Curricula,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Kissimmee, FL. Podium, 2012
  • Hamilton WR, Padron VA, Clark BE, Siracuse MV. “Virtual Pharmacy Examination and Students’ Self-Perceptions of Confidence, Competence, and Comfort in OTC Recommendations,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, FL. Poster, 2012
  • Siracuse MV. “Health Care Systems/History & Health Care Reform (2010),” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2012
  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacoeconomics,” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2012
  • Siracuse MV. “Economics of Drug Shortages,” Creighton University Grand Rounds presentation, Creighton University School of Medicine. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2012
  • Hebda, M and Siracuse MV. “Impact of the Withdrawal of Propoxyphene from the U.S. Market,” St. Albert’s Day Research Forum, Creighton University. Poster, 2012
  • Green E, Alsharif NZ, Siracuse MV. “Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Pharmacists/Pharmacy Intern Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations,” St. Albert’s Day Research Forum, Creighton University. Poster, 2012
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Fuji KT, Bramble JD, Paschal KA, Abbott AA. “Impact of e-prescribing on Rural Pharmacies and Medical Clinics,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA., 2012
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Fuji KT, Bramble JD, Paschal KA, Abbott AA. “Impact of e-prescribing on Rural Pharmacies and Medical Clinics,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA. Poster, 2012
  • Siracuse MV and Clark BE. “Evaluation of a Presentation Project in a Pharmacy Practice Management Course,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting and Seminars, San Antonio, TX. Poster, 2011
  • Paschal KA, Hafenbrack MD, Kirkham C, Lym A, Siracuse MV, Abbott AA, Bramble JD, Fuji KT, Galt KA, Kasha T. “Health Information Technology Adoption in Physical Therapy Practice,” World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Poster, 2011
  • Paschal KA, Hafenbrack MD, Kirkham C, Lym A, Siracuse MV, Abbott AA, Bramble JD, Fuji KT, Galt KA, Kasha T. “Health Information Technology Adoption in Physical Therapy Practice,” American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, National Harbor, MD. Poster, 2011
  • Siracuse MV. “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010,” American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2010
  • Siracuse MV. “Pharmacoeconomics,” NAPLEX Review session, Creighton University School of Pharmacy. Omaha, NE. (invited) Podium, 2010
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Drincic A, Bramble JD, Fuji KT, Paschal KA. “E-prescribing: Are Medicare Incentive Payments Enough to Encourage Adoption by Physicians?” St. Albert's Day Poster Forum, Creighton University - Poster, 2010
  • Siracuse MV, Galt KA, Drincic A, Bramble JD, Fuji KT, Paschal KA. “E-prescribing: Are Medicare Incentive Payments Enough to Encourage Adoption by Physicians?” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington, DC. Poster, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations
  • Validating an Instrument to Measure Safety and Quality Issues of Electronic Health Records in Rural Primary Care Clinics
  • Creighton Research Infrastructure Program to Achieve Sustainability Project
  • Pharmacists for Patient Safety
  • Health Information Technology Adoption in Physical Therapy Practice
  • Bridge Funding Request to Continue the Core Faculty Integration and Development of the Creighton Health Services Research Program (CHRP)
  • Pharmacists for Patient Safety
  • An Initial Evaluation of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services in the Upper Midwest
  • Creighton Health Services Research Development Project - Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity (BRIC) Program
  • Real Choice Quality Assurance: Program Development and Evaluation
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Student Acceptance of hand Held Devices: Extending the United Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to Account for Learning Related Attitudes
  • Investigation of Spread Pricing in the Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Industry
  • Research and Development Program in Health Care Quality and Safety
  • Prescription drug utilization changes following prior authorization of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Nebraska Medicaid
  • Economic disparities in the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry
  • Impact of personal digital assistant devices on medication errors in primary care
  • Your Pharmacy Future – Factors Influencing the Career Aspirations of Pharmacy Students
  • Your Pharmacy Future – Factors Influencing the Career Aspirations of Pharmacy Students
  • Future of Pharmacy Practice Project

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2011
  • Scholarly Achievement Award -Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University School of Pharmacy Heqalth Professions, 2008
  • American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education / United States Pharmacopeia , 1996
  • Pharmacoeconomics Fellowship - Marion Merrell Dow/PRIME Institute at the University of Minnesota/Aetna Pharmacy Management, University of Minnesota (PRIME Institute)/Hoechst Marion Roussel/Aetna Pharmacy Management, 1994
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer/Drug Topics Scholarship Award, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, 1994