Image: Douglas RiedL. Douglas Ried, Ph.D., FAPhA
Founding Dean and Professor
Stony Brook School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Basic Sciences Tower, Level 6, Suite 150
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8665
Office Phone: 631-638-3738


Research Interests

  • Health-related patient outcomes in geriatric psychiatry
  • Student learning outcomes
  • Educational assessment

Degrees and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Washington
  • Masters of Science, University of Minnesota
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota


Dr. L. Douglas Ried is the founding dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at SUNY Stony Brook. His former administrative positions include professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Florida, Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at California Northstate University, and Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

His scientific research interests lie in the area of medications' effects on patients' quality of life and psychosocial aspects of psychotropic drug use, where his most recent investigations were into the link between antihypertensive medications and depressive symptoms, the role of antidepressants in post-stroke recovery, and the association between second-generation antipsychotics and metabolic dysfunction. His academic scholarship interests lie in the area of innovative pedagogies and assessment of student learning. His current work assesses student pharmacist competency in preparation for independent clinical practice and predictors of success on the national pharmacy licensure exam. He also played pivotal roles in the development and assessment of the University of Florida’s renown post-bac and entry-level doctor of pharmacy distance education programs.

Dr. Ried’s practice and academic leadership roles have included president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science and Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association. He has been the recipient of numerous federal research grants and has nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. He also served as an associate editor and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. He has served on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the Annals of Pharmacotherapy in the psychiatry panel and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Dr. Ried has a long-standing interest in problem-based, team-based learning pedagogy and inter-professional educational initiatives. Dr. Ried spearheaded the College of Pharmacy’s participation in inter-professional medical trips at University of Florida, sending inter-professional teams to Mexico, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Haiti and El-Salvador.

As the founding dean, Dr. Ried’s first task will be to guide the SPPS’s leadership team, faculty, staff and students through the accreditation process, including the establishment and implementation of academic, research and clinical practice programs. Dr. Ried oversees the academic and research missions of the School of Pharmacy and works with the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and president to support excellence of the faculty and success of its PharmD and graduate students.

 Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Rufus Lyman Award for the best paper in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (1987, 2003, 2016)
  • Outstanding Student Chapter Advisor, American Pharmaceutical Association, 1989.
  • G.D. Searle Postdoctoral Pharmacoeconomics Fellow, 1991.
  • Faculty Mentor, Searle Fellowship in Pharmacy - March 1993.
  • Inaugural cohort of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP).Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (1997).
  • Donald C. Brodie Academic Scholar-in-Residence, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2007-2008)
  • Reviewer of the Year, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011.
  • Rho Chi Scholastic Honorary.

 Curriculum Vitae