Nathaniel M. Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
School of Pharmacy
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts


Dr. Rickles is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Psychology from Dickinson College in 1991. He completed his Pharm.D. degree in 1996 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. In 1997, he finished a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in 1999 and 2003 respectively. From 2003 to 2005, he joined the faculty of Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Science in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2005, he has served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the Northeastern University School of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts.

He has 21 publications in peer-reviewed journals, is the author of 2 chapters in 1 book, and the lead editor of the recently published second edition of Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care. He has made 59 local, national, and international presentations at academic and professional meetings. The major emphasis of his presentations and publications is related to areas of advancing pharmacist communication and roles in community pharmacies, cultural competency, medication adherence, and medication safety. His primary teaching interests include pharmacist communication, medication adherence, health behavioral change, and multicultural healthcare.

He was the recipient of the new investigator awards from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the American Foundation on Pharmaceutical Education. In 2002, he also received a pre-doctoral National Research Service Award Fellowship from NIMH. He received the Best Postgraduate Research Award, in 2004, from the American Pharmacists Association's section of the Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences. In 2010, Dr. Rickles was the first recipient of Northeastern University School of Pharmacy's Gerald E. Schumacher Pharmacy Faculty Excellence Award.

He is a member of 9 professional associations including the American Pharmacists Association, Massachusetts Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Neurologic and Psychiatric Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and a Fellow of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. Rickles also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Foundation. He has been involved in several projects for the American Pharmacists Association Foundation advancing the role of the community pharmacist.

Dr. Rickles is a part-time registered community pharmacist in the metropolitan Boston area.