Justin Cole

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Justin Cole, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

Chair, Asst. Professor of Pharmacy Practice


Dr. Justin Cole's teaching, research, and clinical interests are centered around pediatric pharmacy practice. He also directs the School of Pharmacy's Center for Pharmacy Innovation. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Cole served as Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was responsible for oversight and strategic development of clinical and investigational drug services within the health system. Dr. Cole is active in several national pharmacy organizations, including the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and has written book chapters for both organizations. His primary research interests include the treatment of pediatric neurologic conditions and integration of real-world technology into the classroom. He continues to practice as a clinical pharmacist at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Cole is also active in medical missions efforts, both domestically and internationally. He currently serves as Pharmacy Lead for Grace Clinics of Ohio's Hardin Clinic, a free medical clinic in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Education and Credentials

  • Pharm.D., Ohio Northern University 
  • Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Licensed pharmacist: Ohio

Scholarly Works

  • Impact of Obesity on Fosphenytoin Volume of Distribution in Pediatric Patients. (Ashley B Prusakov, Anup D Patel and Justin W. Cole) Journal of Child Neurology (2018)
  • Clinical Exome Sequencing Reports: Current Informatics Practice and Future Opportunities (Rajeswari Swaminathan, Yungui Huang, Caroline Astbury, et al.) Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA (2017)
  • Impact of a Pharmacy Student-driven Medication Delivery Service at Hospital Discharge (Jacalyn Rogers, Vinita Pai, Jenna Merandi, et al.) American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy (2017)
  • Impact on ED Utilization and Associated Costs of Abortive Seizure Medications Using an Accountable Care Organization Database (Sunjay Nunley, Daniel M. Cohen, Justin W. Cole, et al.) Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy (2016)
  • Infantile Spasms Respond Poorly to Topiramate (Amanda Weber, Justin W. Cole and John R. Mytinger) Pediatric Neurology (2015)
  • Optimizing Anticonvulsant Administration for Children Before Anesthesia: A Quality Improvement Project (Charlotte T. Jones, Vidya T. Raman, Seth DeVries, et al.) Pediatric Neurology (2014)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Interests: Spending time with family, hiking and backpacking, playing the guitar, golf, watching hockey
  • Why I'm at Cedarville: God is doing amazing work through the School of Pharmacy. I am at Cedarville because I wanted to obey God’s call on my life to invest in pharmacy students for the sake of the Kingdom. I desire to help our students prepare to address future healthcare challenges head-on with creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and Christlike compassion
  • Interviews

    Cleaning Up Opioid Crisis

    Dr. Justin Cole discusses alternatives to opioids in specific cases that doctors and pharmacists are using to help curb addiction.

    Why Prescription Drugs are Costly

    Dr. Justin Cole discusses why prescription drugs are so expensive for so many people.