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Ryder, Priscilla

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy/Health Science


Pharmacy Building - 303C


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
health and aging (with emphasis on marginalized and vulnerable populations); health disparities; health effects of discrimination; health services research; small area health effects; social determinants of health

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Ryder PT (2008). Racism, place and health of urban black elders. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.; Ryder PT, Joseph M, Zuckerman M, Zuckerman IH. Administrators’ Perceptions of medication management in assisted living facilities: Results from focus groups. Consult Pharm. 2009 Jul; 24(7):513-23; Simoni-Wastila L, Ryder PT, Zuckerman IH, Qian J, Zhao L, Shaffer T. Association of antipsychotic use and hospital events and mortality for Medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities. 2009 May; 17(5):417-27. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry; Ryder PT, Wolpert BJ, Orwig D, Carter-Pokras OD, Black SA. Complementary and alternative medicine use among older urban African Americans: Individual and neighborhood associations. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Oct; 100(10):1186-92.; Zuckerman IH, Ryder PT, Simoni-Wastila L, Shaffer T, Sato M, Zhao L, Stuart B. Racial and ethnic disparities in treatment of dementia among Medicare beneficiaries. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2008 Sep; 63(5):S328-33.; Arnsberger P, Fox P., Ryder P., Nussey B., Zhang X., & Otero-Sabogal R. Timely follow-up among multicultural women with abnormal mammograms. Am J Health Behav. 2006 Jan-Feb; 30(1):51-61.; Zuckerman, IH; Steinberger, EK, Ryder, PT; Haines S. Herbal product use among anticoagulation patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2002 Feb 15; 59(4):379-80.


B.A. Womens Studies and Cellular & Molecular Biology, San Francisco State University; M.P.H., Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health; Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program recipient, 2008-2010; National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, 2007-2008; Selected for participation in National Institute on Aging Technical Assistance Workshop, 2004; National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Training Fellowship in Epidemiology of Aging, 2000-2005; University of Maryland Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Merit Scholarship, 2000-2001; Staff Performance Award, Institute for Health & Aging, University of California at San Francisco, 1997; Graduate Fellowship, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1997; Member, Sigma Phi Omega, honor society in gerontology; Member, Rho Chi, honor society in pharmacy

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
AcademyHealth; American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; American College of Epidemiology; American Public Health Association; Gerontological Society of America; Indiana Cancer Consortium; Indiana Public Health Association