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Peak, Amy

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy/Health Science

apeak@butler.edu
317/940-9870

Pharmacy Building - 207D




Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Drug/Medical Information and Informatics
  • Safe drug disposal
  • Herbal products/dietary supplement
  • Academic advising

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Significant print publications (last 10 years):

  • Peak AS. Pocket Guide to Low Cost Medications. First through fifth editions. Indianapolis, IN. Butler University; 2011.
  • McFarland AT, Peak AS. Drug-Induced Discoloration of Feces and Urine. In: Smith KM, Riche DM, Henyan NN. Clinical Drug Data 11th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2010: 1216-1221.
  • Friel T, Britten J, Compton B, Peak A, Schoch K, VanTyle WK. Using Pedagogical Dialogue as a Vehicle to Encourage Faculty Technology Use. Computers and Education 2009.doi.10.1016/j.compedu.2009.02.002. (Electronic available ahead of print – available online March 13, 2009)
  • Bernknopf AC, Karpinski JP, McKeever AL, Peak AS, Smith KM, Smith WD, Timpe EM, Ward KE. Drug Information: From Education to Practice. Pharmacotherapy 2009;29(3):331-346.
  • Clauson KA, Polen HH, Peak AS, Marsh WA, DiScala SL. Clinical Decision Support Tools: Personal Digital Assistant versus Online Dietary Supplement Databases. Ann Pharmacother 2008:42(11): 1592-1599.
  • Clauson KA, Peak AS, Marsh WA, DiScala S, Bellinger RR. Clinical Decision Support Tools: Focus on Dietary Supplement Databases. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2008:14(3): 36-40.
  • Peak AS, Sheller A. Concurrent Medications and Other Risk Factors for Developing Gadolinium Induced Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2007; 41(9): 1481-1485.
  • Kalsekar I, Sheehan C, Peak AS, Utilization Patterns and Medication Adherence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Variations Based on Type of Pharmacy (chain verses independent). Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2007; 3(4): 378-391.
  • Wang, FM, Troutman WG, Seo T, Peak AS, Rosenberg JM. Drug Information Education in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2006; 70(3): Article 51.
  • Peak AS, Sheehan AH, Arnett SA. Evaluation of Pharmacy Licensure Examination Preparation Tools. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2006; 70(2): Article 25.
  • Farthing E, Peak AS. Pharmacists Perceptions of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2005 Nov 15; 62(22):2401-9
  • Peak AS. Delivering Medications via Pneumatic Tube Systems. Hospital Pharmacy 2003; 38(3): 287-290.
  • Peak AS. Guidelines for Delivering Medications via a Pneumatic Tube System. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2002; 59(14):1376.
  • Peak AS. The Perils of Poor Penmanship. Hospital Pharmacy 2002; 37(5): 557.

Print Publications in Progress:
  • Peak AS, Rykovich L, Fleming M. Delivering Medications via Pneumatic Tube Systems. To be published as a Wall Chart supplement in Hospital Pharmacy 2011
  • Peak AS, Mcfarland AT. Medication Disposal In: Remington's: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy. 22 ed. Baltimore, MY. Lippincot Williams & Wilkins. 2012.
Significant Poster Presentations (last 10 years):
  • Peak AS. Antosik L, McKain K. Medication Management at a Safety Net Clinic: Developing and Implementing a Basic Formulary. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 7, 2010.
  • Peak AS. Hildebrand K, Hildebrand EL. Evaluation of a Technology-Enhanced Learning Initiative at a College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 8, 2009.
  • Peak AS. Partnering with Local Health Departments to Improve Treatment of Tuberculosis. Presented at Building Bridges: Medicine & Public Health. Butler University Homecoming Continuing Education Program. (Part of an ACPE-approved 3 credit hour program.) October 3, 2009.
  • Peak AS. Kalsekar I. Hopkins S, Lambert R. Comparison of Drug Information Databases. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 2008.
  • Clauson KA, Polen HH, Discala S, Marsh WM, Peak AS. Clinical Decision Support Tools: Personal Digital Assistant vs. Online Dietary Supplement Databases. Presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacy Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 2007.
  • Peak AS, Oldaker S, Whisenant L. Graded verses Pass/Fail Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2007
  • Peak AS, Kheiri A. Perceptions and Incidence of Academic Dishonesty Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2007
  • Clauson KA, Marsh W, Peak AS, Discala S, Bellinger R. Clinical Decision Support Tools: Focus on Dietary Supplement Databases Presented at the American Medical Informatics Association Spring Congress, May 2007
  • Oldaker S, Whisenant L, Peak AS. Evaluation of the Perceptions of Pharmacy Students and Preceptor Practitioners on the Use of Graded Verses Pass/Fail Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting 2006
  • Peak AS, Wright S. Lack of Prescriber Knowledge of Prescription Drug Prices. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting October 2006
  • Peak AS. Schluge A. Evaluation of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Dietary Supplements. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting October 2006
  • DiScala S, Clauson KA, Peak AS. An Objective Assessment of Dietary Supplement Information Available Via Electronic Natural and Alternative Medicine Databases. Presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Summer Meeting, June 2006.
  • Peak AS, Girt A. Comparison of Common Tertiary Drug Information Databases. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, October 2005.
  • Kotecki, JE, Clayton, B., Peak, AS A Survey of Pharmacists' Personal and Professional Beliefs and Practices Regarding Herbal and other Natural Products. Presented at the American Association for Health Education Annual Meeting in partnership with AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Chicago, IL, April 14, 2005
  • Farthing EC, Peak AS. Pharmacists Perceptions of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting 2003
  • Koehler JM, Peak AS. Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2003

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Director of Drug Information Services
Director of Academic Advising

Courses Taught/team taught

  • Advanced Drug Information and Literature Evaluation
  • Self Care and Health Promotion
  • Therapeutics
  • Physical Well Being

Personal Hobbies

  • Certified group fitness instructor, adventure races, anything active outdoors
  • Volunteer; medical reserve corp and at an medical clinic for the uninsured


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency- St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services
  • Visiting Scientist- Eli Lilly and Co

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Indiana Pharmacy Alliance
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

Professional Experience

  • Founder: Butler University Drug Information Service
  • Founder: Drug Information Practice & Research Network within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Preceptor of the Year, Butler University
  • Quality Advocate Award, Eli Lilly and Company