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John M. Lonie

Associate Professor, Social & Administrative SciencesDirector, Interdisciplinary Studies Program Advisor, Drug Regulatory Affairs graduate program

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


Dr. Lonie has been a member of the faculty of the college of pharmacy since September 1998. An alumnus of LIU College of Pharmacy, he started a community pharmacy practice in Brooklyn- Marine Park Pharmacy. While operating his pharmacy he earned a master’s degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in adult education and learning from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Lonie is interested in social pharmacy and pharmacy education research. He focuses on how the learning sciences can positively influence the development of cognitive skills, attitudes and behaviors in pharmacy students. He has authored peer-reviewed publications, research abstracts, and book chapters. As a keynote speaker at scientific meetings he has given presentations on social pharmacy and education nationally and internationally. He serves on editorial boards and as a reviewer for several journals.


Use of self-reflection methodologies as a tool for personal and professional growth; Empathic communication and development in students and pharmacists; Academic program development.
Using self-reflection methodologies as a tool for personal and professional growth; Empathic communication and development in students and pharmacists; How effective conflict management skills are learned in pharmacists and other heath professionals; Academic program development.


Choudhury A, Zlotnikova V, Lucas C. Lonie, JM. “How does Mental Health First Aid influence patient help-seeking behaviours?” A Dilemma for pharmacist mental health first aid responders. https// Journal of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, February 2018.

Novatt J, Lonie JM. Elkowitz D, Frey K. “A novel learning approach to pharmaceutical sciences research in a pharmacy research APPE elective course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2018.

Lonie, JM. (2017, November). Public Health Minute: Pharmacists and Health Coaching (W. Latimer, Interviewer) [Audio file]. Retrieved from
Lonie, JM, Lucas C. “The Use of Ericksonian Hypnosis to Improve Patient Outcomes in Pharmacy Practice: A Novel Communication Skill for Pharmacists”, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Available first online 2016.

Lectures and Presentations

Lonie, JM, “Influencing Behavior Change: Introduction to Pharmacist Health Coaching” Keynote Speaker 2018 International Social Pharmacy Workshop and Conference, Leuven, Belgium. July 2018.

Novatt J, Lonie JM. Elkowitz D, Frey K. “I want to do research! (Wait . . . What is research?)” – Pharm.D. candidate”. Accepted: American Association Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. July 2018.

Lucas C, Williams, K, Smith L, Lonie JM, Woulfe J, “Development and utilization of a structured e-Portfolio to support attainment of pharmacy practice competencies” Presented at the Pharmacy Education Symposium 2017, Prato, Italy, July 12, 2017.

Lonie JM, Austin Z, Gill I, Nguyn R, Tsingos-Lucas C. “Pharmacist-based
Health Coaching: A New Model of Pharmacist-Patient Care,” Research in Social
and Administrative Pharmacy, DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.06.015. Presented
at LIU Discovery Day April 5, 2017.

Lakhawani, G, Shah H, Lonie JM. “The Drug Pricing Tussle: Who Needs to Bridle it?” Accepted Presented at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Denver, CO, November 2016.

Lonie JM, “How Pharmacists Learn to Develop Effective Conflict Management Skills: A Qualitative Study” Presented at the 19th International Social Pharmacy Conference and Workshop, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 2016.

Books/book Chapters

Lonie JM, Desai KR, Torres G, “Behavioral Medicine: Patients Attitudes and Decision-Making Regarding the Use of Behavioral Medicine Practices” In A. Wertheimer, M. Smith and N. Rickles (eds.), Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care, 3nd ed. Jones & Bartlett, Submitted October, 2014; anticipated Spring / Summer 2016 publication.