R. Keith Campbell, MBA

Master of Business Administration, Washington State University
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Fellowships & Additional Training
Certified Diabetes Educator
Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association
Fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Professor Keith Campbell has been a member of the faculty since 1968. He is an active diabetes educator and is involved in numerous diabetes-related activities. He is a past associate dean. He was director of continuing education for the College of Pharmacy for 28 years, and during that tenure developed numerous unique live and self-study programs. Campbell has a personal interest in diabetes having had Type 1 diabetes for over 63 years. He has used an insulin pump for over 34 years.

Expertise: Diabetes and other endocrine diseases in humans.

His scholarly activities primarily focus on diabetes but he has also pioneered programs that enhance the role of the pharmacist in the care of patients with chronic diseases and the ability of pharmacists to improve patient medication compliance. He has authored over 700 publications and serves on the editorial boards of pharmacy, nursing, medical and lay journals. He also has worked with numerous managed care organizations to develop diabetes treatment protocols. Campbell served as a consultant to the FDA’s and USP’s Endocrine panels. He was a member of professional panels that wrote the position statements on blood glucose monitoring for both the ADA and AADE, and assisted the NIH in translating the famous Diabetes Control and Complications Trial to try to change the treatment objectives of diabetes patients. He is a popular speaker both nationally and internationally and has made over 1,500 presentations to medical, pharmacy, nursing, and patient groups. He has been an advisor or board member to the Spokane chapters of JDF and ADA. Campbell and Professor John White recently published a book titled The ADA/PDR Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes.

Additional Information
Service: Campbell has served on the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Keith was a founding member of the AADE. He also served on the board of trustees of the Diabetes Research and Education Foundation that reviews 500 grants each year and awards over a million dollars annually to support education, clinical and basic science research. He was the chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the Washington State Diabetes Control Project funded by the Center for Disease Control.

Honors: Campbell was the first recipient of the “O. Charles Olson, M.D., Lectureship”. Students at Washington State University have selected him on four occasions as the “Faculty of the Year”. He was the College of Pharmacy’s first recipient of the “Outstanding Alumnus Award”. In 1990, he was presented with the President’s Faculty Excellence Award for public service. In 1988, Keith was the given the special honor of being named “The Distinguished Person of the Year” for Pharmacist’s Planning Service, Inc. and in 1997 was presented by Boehringer Mannheim/Zitter Group with the national Diabetes Management Leadership Award. Most notably, he was named the “Outstanding Health Care Educator in the Field of Diabetes in the United States” in 1989 by the ADA. The American Association of Diabetes Educators presented him with the “Distinguished Service Award”. In 1990, the National Association of Retail Druggists named him the “Outstanding Pharmacy Administration Professor in the U.S.” His state pharmacy association named him their “Pharmacist of the Year” and he has also received their Don Katterman Distinguished Endeavors award.

In 2000 his university named him as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2003, Campbell was honored by the ACCP with the prestigious Paul F. Parker Medal for his sustained impact on the practice of pharmacy. The WSU College of Pharmacy has honored him with the R. Keith Campbell Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care.

photo of Keith Campbell

Professor Emeritus
Pharmacotherapy Department


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