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Cynthia Raehl

Cynthia Raehl

  • TTUHSC School of Pharmacy at Abilene, Regional Dean
Office Phone: 325-696-0544
Mail Address: 1718 Pine St
Abilene TX 79601-3044


Dr. Raehl was the founding Chair (1996) for the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the nation’s first new publicly funded School of Pharmacy in over 50 years – the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy. In July 2013, Dr. Raehl moved to the youngest of the School’s four campuses, Abilene, to serve as Regional Dean.

Dr. Raehl was a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy for 16 years. She served on the FDA advisory committee for Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Expert Committee on Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs.

Along with her husband, Dr. C.A. Bond (deceased), Dr. Raehl is internationally recognized for health services research focused on the outcomes associated with hospital-affiliated clinical pharmacy services. Their 20 year study of over 1000 U.S. hospitals demonstrated the associations of clinical pharmacists with: reduced mortality rates, reduced total cost of care, reduced length of stay, reduced drugs costs, and reduced medication errors.

Dr. Raehl was the 2007-2008 President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the 1994-1995 President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Among her awards are: 2006 Texans Caring for Texans Award, 8 times recipient of an ASHP Research and Education Foundation Research Award, 3 times Teacher of the Year Award, National Award of Merit from the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Past President and Pharmacist of the Year (Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists), lifetime honorary member of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, University of Wisconsin Citation, TTUHSC President's Outstanding Professor Award and fellow of ASHP and ACCP.

Dr. Raehl’s current clinical practice is based at the Hendrick Health System CHF Clinic in Abilene.

Research Interests

Geriatrics, geriatric pharmacotherapy, heart failure, health literacy, clinical pharmacy, clinical pharmacists, outcomes research, health services research, simulation, public health

Selected Publications:

  • Raehl CL. Cultivating ‘Habits of Mind’ in the Scholarly Pharmacy Clinician: Report of the 2011-12 Argus Commission. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012;2012; 76(6):S3.
  • Raehl CL. Domestic medical tourism: are hospital charges a factor? International Journal of Health. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 2012;2012(2):63-74.
  • Raehl CL. Domestic medical tourism: fact or fiction? . Southern Business and Economic Journal, 2012;2012(33):97-114.
  • Raehl CL. Game changer for US hospitals: medical staff membership for pharmacists. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research 2012;2012:42 (20:89.
  • Raehl CL. Geriatric and pediatric practice site readiness for interprofessional education: a pilot study.. AACP Annual Meeting 2012.