SOPH Biostatistics Alumnus Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

John Bentley became the chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy at the beginning of the spring semester. Bentley received his MS in Biostatistics in 2008 and his PhD in Biostatistics in 2011 from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. 

The Department of Pharmacy Administration studies the cost, access and quality of pharmaceutical products and services. Key issues include pharmaceutical marketing, patient and provider interactions, health outcomes, and the evolving role of pharmacists in delivering quality health care.

Bentley has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the 2016 UM Faculty Achievement Award, the Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award from the university’s graduate school, and the School of Pharmacy Student Body’s Friend of the Student Award. He will reduce some of his teaching hours and will continue to conduct research.

As a longtime member of the pharmacy administration department, Bentley holds a set of core values he learned when he was a student, such as treating everyone with respect, valuing the perspectives of others and the importance of civil discourse.

Congratulations, Dr. Bentley!


Article by Sydney DuPriest