Faculty & Staff bios

James Scott, BS, M.Ed., PharmD

Associate Dean of Experiential and Professional Affairs, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: jdscott@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5348

Join year: May, 2000


BS-Zoology 1989
University of Florida

M.Ed. 1991
University of Florida

Pharm.D. 1994
University of Florida


Dr. Scott received his Pharm.D. in 1994 from the University of Florida.  He completed a 1-year clinical residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy in 1995 at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fl.  In 1997 he completed a 2-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  From July 1997 through April 2000, he was Director of Infection Management at the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory in Buffalo, NY.  He joined WesternU in May of 2000.  His research, clinical practice and academic interests are focused in HIV pharmacotherapy and adherence counseling.  His research projects have included retrospective analyses evaluating the use and efficacy of HIV therapies, pharmacokinetic studies, and prospective investigator-initiated clinical trials. Dr. Scott is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as a HIV Expert. He is currently oversees the experiential portion of the PharmD curriculum at WesternU.


Academic Interests

Dr. Scott oversees the Office of Experiential Education and the nearly 45% of our curriculum that occurs in affiliated practice settings.  He works to continuously expand and improve the quality of experiential learning through the development new practice sites, by offering training and development programs for adjunct faculty/preceptors, by providing focused resources and support to affiliated teaching sites, and by implementing evaluation and quality assurance measures that will maximize that clinical experience for both students and preceptors. 

Research Interest

His current research, clinical practice and academic interests focus in HIV pharmacotherapy and adherence counseling. His recent research projects have included retrospective analyses evaluating the use and efficacy of HIV therapies, pharmacokinetic studies, and prospective investigator initiated clinical trials.



Smith KM, Scott DR, Barner JC, DeHart RM, Scott JD, Martin SJ. Interprofessional Education in Six US Colleges of Pharmacy. Am J Pharm Ed, 2009, 73(4) 1-7.

Scott JD, Shin SM, Macias MN. Therapeutic considerations in the treatment of cold sores: a comparative look at available treatments. Rx Consultant, 2009, 18(9) 1-8.

Scott JD, Wolfe PR, Anderson PG, Cohan GR, Scarsella A.  Prospective Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Topical Testosterone Gel (AndroGel®) Versus Intramuscular Testosterone for the Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency in HIV-Infected Men. HIV Clin Trials, 2007, 8(6) 412-420 (PMID 18042506).

Scott JD, Wolfe PR, Bolan RK. Serious Renal Impairment Occurs Rarely with the Use of Tenofovir.   HIV Clinical Trials, 2006, 7(2), 55-8 (PMID 16798620).

Shibuyama S, Gevorkyan A, Yoo U, Tim S, Dzhangiryan Y & Scott JD. Understanding and Avoiding Antiretroviral Adverse Effects. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2006, 12(9), 1075-90 (PMID 16515487).