Andrew Straw, PharmDAssociate Professor for Pharmacy Practice, Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Andrew Straw's teaching and clinical interests are focused on chronic disease management and building strong patient relationships through direct patient care services. In the classroom Dr. Straw teaches respiratory medicine, over-the-counter medications, and men's health topics. He enjoys using unique and active learning strategies to engage students in the material. At his primary practice site, Rocking Horse Center Community Health Center, Dr. Straw serves as the founding Residency Program Director for a PGY-1 Community-Based Residency program. At the site he helped to establish collaborative agreements permitting the pharmacy team to initiate, discontinue, and adjust medications for patients with a variety of chronic disease states. Dr. Straw loves to utilize students at this site and integrate them into medication counseling, lifestyle coaching, motivational interviewing, and therapeutic plan development. His research interests include the impact of pharmacists in primary care, the practice of self-care, and the impact of various educational strategies.
Education and Credentials
- PharmD, Ohio Northern University
- PGY-1 Community-Based Residency, South Dakota State University
- Board Certified - Advanced Diabetes Management, Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
- Peer instruction as an alternative active learning pedagogy across the pharmacy curriculum (Straw AM, Cole, JW, McGuire K). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2023).
- Community pharmacies and the empowerment of self-care in the United States (Straw A, Mills J, Winters R, Van de Roovaart H, Chen AM). Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy (2023).
- Implementation of a pharmacist-led spirometry clinic (Rutschilling R, Schrader J, Draime JA, Straw A, Barhorst R). Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (2022).
- Effect of peer instruction pedagogy on concept mastery in a first professional year pharmacy self-care course (Straw AM, Wicker E, Harper NG). Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2021).
- Chapter: Prevention of Contact Lens-Related Disorders (Chen A, Straw A). Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care. 20th Edition (2020)
Diabetes, OTC medication, asthma, COPD, smoking/vaping
A wide variety of outdoor pursuits, slow-pitch softball, gardening
I chose to work at Cedarville to be a part of the transformation that takes place in students who are making the choice to serve God through their practice of pharmacy. It is a great joy and blessing to work with so many amazing students, faculty, and staff who seek to be disciples of Christ who further God's kingdom.