Omaha, NE

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Donald Klepser, MBA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. Klepser’s interest is in helping patients make informed decisions about their health care. His current research is in the areas of the expanded role for pharmacists in the changing healthcare environment, rural pharmacy access, cost containment, and managed care benefit design.

Klepser has studied the use of point-of-care testing in community pharmacies for the past eight years and is one of the developers of the National Association of Chain Drugstores’ Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Program. He is currently the primary investigator on grants to improve patient access to care through collaborative practice models for the management of diseases such as hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, influenza, and group A streptococcus. Klepser is also the primary investigator on grants to better understand how state and local health departments perceive the role of pharmacists conducting Point of Care tests.

Klepser has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Michigan.

Klepser previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities and a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from August 2016 to August 2019.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 18, 2018

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Employee
  • PTS Diagnostic, Consultant
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, Researcher
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Researcher and Royalties
  • Roche Diagnostics, Researcher and Advisory Board member
  • Gilead, Inc., Researcher
  • Force Diagnostics, Consultant
  • Sherwood Foundation, Researcher

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