Faculty & Research Interests


Joseph P. Nathan, Pharm.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Director, International Drug Information Center
(718) 488-1251


B.S. Pharmacy: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU
M.S. Drug Information and Communication: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU
Pharm.D. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Short Biography

Dr. Joseph Nathan is an alumnus of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, having earned a B.S. in pharmacy and an M.S. in drug information from the College. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Nathan joined the College’s International Drug Information Center as a drug information specialist. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and the director of the College’s International Drug Information Center. His scholarly interests focus on the availability and utilization of information resources by healthcare professionals and consumers. Dr. Nathan published numerous articles on issues affecting the practice of pharmacy, serves as a reviewer for professional publications, and has served on the advisory board of a leading pharmacy journal. Dr. Nathan served as a pharmacy consultant to a long-term-care facility and continues to practice in a community pharmacy.

Research Synopsis

Dr. Nathan’s research interests are primarily in the area of drug information. His work includes research concerning the evolution of drug information centers and drug information services, as well as evaluations of drug information resources available to pharmacists. Dr. Nathan is also interested in the health literacy of pharmacist and healthcare consumers as it relates to medications and dietary supplements. Dr. Nathan has also authored other articles which are of interest to the pharmacy community at large.

Selected Publications

  • Nathan JP, Drug Information Rounds. Pharmacy Education, 2015;15(1)252 – 253.
  • Nathan JP, Vider E. The package insert. US Pharm. 2015;40(5):8-10.
  • Nathan JP. Drug information – the systematic approach. J Pharm Pract. 2013;26:78-84. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23519502
  • Nathan JP, Grossman S. Professional Reading Habits of Pharmacists Attending 2 Educational Seminars in New York City. J Pharm Pract. DOI:10.1177/0897190012451930. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22842503
  • Nathan JP, Schilit S, Zerilli T, Shah B, Plotkin P, Tykhonova I. Functions performed by paid pharmacy interns in hospitals in the state of New York. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68:165-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21200065
  • Nathan JP, Gim S. Responding to drug information requests. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009; 66: 706-711. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19336829
  • Rosenberg JM, Schilit S, Nathan JP, Zerilli T, Mcguire H. An update on the status of 89 drug information centers in the United States. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:1718-22. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19767377
  • Nathan JP, Zerilli T, Cicero LA, Rosenberg JM. Patients’ use and perception of medication information leaflets. Ann Pharmacother. 2007;41:777-782. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17405820
  • Rosenberg JM, Zerilli T, Nathan JP, Mcguire H. Use of statins and gemfibrozil in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk factors attending adult day health care centers: an opportunity for pharmacists. Consult Pharm. 2007; 22:38-44. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17367251
  • Nathan JP, Cicero LA, Koumis T, Rosenberg JM, Feifer S, Maltz F. Availability of and attitudes towards resources on alternative medicine products in the community pharmacy setting. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2005;45:734-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16381421


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