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Mary McClurg

Professor Executive Vice Dean & CAO

Mary McClurg, Pharm.D., M.H.S.


Executive Vice Dean & CAO


(919) 843-8083
Beard Hall, Room 322, CB# 7355, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7355, , Beard Hall, Room 322, CB# 7355, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7355

Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS, is Professor and Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Roth McClurg practiced as a clinical pharmacist in inpatient medicine within the VA Health System (1995-1998) and then transitioned to clinical practice in primary care and geriatrics, providing direct patient care as part of a collaborative team (1998-2007). Roth McClurg has focused her research efforts on advancing the role of the clinical pharmacist in primary care, with the goal of optimizing medication use and improving care in patients with multiple chronic diseases. She is currently serving asco-principal investigator on a $2.4 million grant from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) to enhance primary care medical practice through comprehensive medication management.

Roth McClurg has played an integral leadership role in the design and implementation of UNC’s transformative new Pharm.D. curriculum to better position students to meet the health care needs of society. The school’s new Pharm.D. program was implemented in the fall of 2015.

Roth McClurg was involved in co-leading the School’s development of the 2012–2017 Strategic Plan as well as the School’s recent 2018-2020 Strategic Plan 2.0. She served as director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from 2009–2013.

Roth McClurg completed her Pharm.D. and residency training at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and received her Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.


Educational Research

  • Assessment of student learning
  • Organizational outcomes and program evaluation

Health Services Research

  • Transforming medication management in the medical home
  • Establishing a consistent approach to providing comprehensive medication management in the delivery of team-based, patient-centered primary care
  • Value-based payment reform

Bachelor of Science Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy (1994), Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Education Residency (1994-1995), St. Louis College of Pharmacy and John Cochran VA Medical Center
Masters of Health Science in Clinical Research (2002), Duke University School of Medicine
Fellow and Scholar, NIH K30 Clinical Research Program (2002-2006), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Faculty Administrators Development Program (2013-present), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina License 14214
Missouri License PHA 043727

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