Faculty & Research Interests


John M. Lonie, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Associate Professor, Social & Administrative Sciences
(718) 488-1259


Ed.D., Adult Education and Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY
M.A., Psychology, New School for Social Research, NY, NY
B.S., Pharmacy, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Short Biography

Dr. Lonie has been a faculty member LIU Pharmacy School faculty since September 1998. An alumnus of LIU College of Pharmacy, after graduation he started a community pharmacy practice in Brooklyn- Marine Park Pharmacy. While operating his pharmacy he earned a master’s degree in psychology. After being appointed to the faculty he completed his doctoral degree in adult education and learning from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Lonie is interested in social pharmacy and pharmacy education research. He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, research abstracts, and 3 book chapters. As an invited speaker at national and international meetings, Dr. Lonie has given presentations in the United States, Scandinavia and Europe. He has been successful in obtaining funding on external and intramural grants. Dr. Lonie is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association and several state and local pharmacy associations.

Research Synopsis

Dr. Lonie is a social pharmacy researcher. His research has focused on how adult education and psychological theories influence the development of cognitive skills, attitudes and behaviors. In particular, such he has applied these theories to better understand the development of empathy and self-reflection in pharmacy students, pharmacists, and other health care providers. He has been involved in exploring best practices in how pharmacy and health science educators can utilize self-reflective practices in the classroom and in the clinic.

Dr. Lonie has also examined the use of self-reflective methodologies as a (i) Tool for personal and professional growth; (ii) Empathic communication and development in pharmacists; and (ii) How pharmacists effectively resolve conflict in the workplace.

Currently, he is leading a distinguished international social pharmacy research team focused on (i) Developing a pharmacist health coach educational curriculum; (ii) Assessing the role of pharmacist health coaching on antidepressant medication adherence and health outcomes.

Selected Publications

URL for full publication list: http://www.pubfacts.com/author/John+M+Lonie

  • Lonie JM, Austin Z, Gill I, Nguyn R, Tsingos-Lucas C. “Pharmacist-based Health Coaching: A New Model of Pharmacist-Patient Care,” IN PRESS, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, August/September 2016.
  • Lonie JM, Tsingos C. “Cognitive and Emotional Considerations for Pharmacists as they Deliver Care in New Models of Pharmacy Practice: New Directions in Social Pharmacy Research,” [Letter to the editor]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.12.002 Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 12 (2) 2016
  • Tsingos C, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Lonie JM, Smith L. “A Model for Assessing Reflective Practices in Pharmacy Education” American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 79(8) 2015
  • Lonie JM, Desai K, “Using Transformative Learning Theory To Develop Metacognitive and Self-Reflective Skills in Pharmacy Students: A Primer for Pharmacy Educators,” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 7(5) 2015
  • Lonie JM, “Learning Through Self-reflection: Understanding Communication Barriers Faced by a Cross-cultural Cohort of Pharmacy Students,” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2(1) 2010
  • Lonie JM, “From Counting and Pouring to Caring: The Empathic Developmental Process of Community Pharmacists,” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2(4) 2006
  • Lonie JM, Dolinsky D, “Enhancing Metacognitive Skills Using Written Narratives: An Analysis of Pharmacy Student’s Negative Health Behaviors in a Behavioral Pharmacy Class,” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 66(2) 2002


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