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Deborah Sturpe

Clinical Associate Professor

Deborah Sturpe


(919) 966-0512
Kerr Hall, , , Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Deborah Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS returned to her alma mater as a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics in 2019. Her main responsibilities the Eshelman School of Pharmacy include classroom teaching, ambulatory care practice, and investigating how to best teach and assess students.

Dr. Sturpe earned her PharmD at UNC in 2000. She then completed a general practice pharmacy residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (2001) followed by a family medicine specialty residency through the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (2002). In 2012, she earned a Master of Arts in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has been recognized as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2002.

Dr. Sturpe has previously held academic positions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2002-2014) and the University of New England College of Pharmacy (2014-2018). Although Dr. Sturpe’s primary practice focus has been in the area of ambulatory care (including family/internal medicine, anticoagulation, and women’s health), she also has experience working in both hospital and community pharmacy practice. Dr. Sturpe was intimately involved with PharmD curricular revision and curricular/program assessment planning at both of her previous institutions. During her time at Maryland, she led efforts to use standardized patients and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) in the curriculum.

Dr. Sturpe serves on the editorial board of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning and is a PharmD program site evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Dr. Sturpe has been an active member of and frequent presenter at meetings of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is also advisor to the UNC Student College of Clinical Pharmacy chapter.