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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

East Tennessee State University

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Nick  Hagemeier 

PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor
423-439-6239 /
Building 60, Room 118

Nicholas (Nick) E Hagemeier, PharmD, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and MS and PhD degrees in Pharmacy Practice from Purdue University. He is a licensed pharmacist with 9 years of experience in chain and independent community pharmacy settings. Dr. Hagemeier is Co-Investigator of the $2.2 million NIH-funded Diversity-promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program at ETSU and is PI on one of the core projects focused on prescription drug abuse interprofessional communication. He is Research Director of ETSU’s Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment.  He also serves as director of the College of Pharmacy’s Community Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship. He has published 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 4 book chapters/sections. He coordinates the Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Personal Finance, Pharmacy Leadership Forum, and Pharmacy Practice Research/Scholarship courses in the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hagemeier has been awarded both the outstanding teacher of the year award and research award for the College.

Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:

Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 2003

Masters of Science, Purdue University (Pharmacy Practice), 2005

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University (Social/Behavioral Pharmacy), 2011

Career highlights:

Tennessee Pharmacists Association Generation Rx Champions Award 2016

East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy 2012-13 Research Award 2012-13 and 2014-15

East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy 2011-12 Teaching Excellence Award. Presented by the Class of 2014

Jenkins-Knevel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research 2010

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 2010-2011

Classes taught:

PMPR 3140 – Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy I

PMPR 4182 – Communication Skills for Health Professionals

PMPR 4283 – Pharmacy Law and Ethics

PMPR 3240 – Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy II

PMPR 7117 – Personal Finance for the Future Pharmacist

PMPR 7130 – Pharmacy Leadership Forum

Pharmacy Practice Research/ Scholarship Elective Series

Research Interests:

Prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment, health communication, and community pharmacy practice-based research. 

Selected Publications:

Hagemeier NE, Tudiver F, Brewster S, Hagy EJ, Ratliff B, Hagaman A, Pack RP.  Interprofessional Prescription Opioid Abuse Communication among Prescribers and Pharmacists: A Qualitative Analysis.  Substance Abuse. 2017. In press.

Hagemeier NE, Ventricelli D, Sevak RJ. Situational communication self-confidence among community pharmacists: A descriptive analysis.  Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. DOI:

Hagemeier NE, Tudiver F, Brewster S, Hagy E, Hagaman A, Pack RP. Prescription Drug Abuse Communication: A Qualitative Analysis of Prescriber and Pharmacist Perceptions and Behaviors.  Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy.  Early online 12/29/2015.  DOI:

Hagemeier NE, Alamian A, Murawski MM, Pack RP, Flippin H, Hagy EJ. Correlates of Prescription Opioid Legitimacy Estimations among Community Pharmacists in Tennessee.  Substance Use and Misuse. 2016; 51(6):692-9. 

Gray JA, Hagemeier NE, Brooks B, Alamian AA. Prescription waste and disposal practices: A two-year ecological study of drug drop box donations in Appalachia. American Journal of Public Health. e-View Ahead of Print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302689

Hagemeier NE, Alamian AA, Murawski MM, Pack RP. Factors associated with provision of addiction treatment facility information by community pharmacists. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2015; 52: 67-72. Early online November 2014.

Hagemeier NE, Murawski MM, Lopez NC, Alamian A, Pack RP. Theoretical Exploration of Tennessee Community Pharmacists' Perceptions Regarding Opioid Pain Reliever Abuse Communication. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. 2014; 10(3): 562-575.

Hagemeier NE, Murawski MM. An Instrument to Assess Subjective Task Value Beliefs Regarding the Decision to Pursue Postgraduate Training. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2014; 78(1): Article 11.

Hagemeier NE, Gray JA, Pack RP. Prescription Drug Abuse: A Comparison of Prescriber and Pharmacist Perspectives. Substance Use & Misuse. 2013; 248(9);761-768. 

Gray JA, Hagemeier NE. Prescription Drug Abuse and DEA-Sanctioned Drug Take-Back Events: Characteristics and Outcomes in Rural Appalachia. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012; 172(15):1186-1187.

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Personal motto or favorite quote:

Always tell the truth and you won't have to remember what you said - Mark Twain

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