College of Pharmacy

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Katherine Orr, Pharm.D., AE-C

  • Clinical Professor, Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program
  • Office: 244E
  • Phone: 401.874.5522
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  • Office Location: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Orr’s teaching, scholarship, and practice interests are in nonprescription medications, asthma management, and smoking cessation. She serves as a course coordinator of PHP 418 Self Care 1 and PHP 518 Self Care 2. In addition to self care responsibilities, Dr. Orr is a coordinator and lecturer for the pulmonary therapeutics classes, also obtaining the National Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C). She is involved in immunization instruction and precepts P4 students on community rotations. She is advisor to the College of Pharmacy Student Leadership Council (SLC) and the local chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Orr currently serves as a member of the Nonprescription Medicines Academy (NMA) Steering Committee and was the 2011 – 2012 chair of the AACP Self Care Therapeutics/Nonprescription Medicines Special Interest Group. Along with national pharmacy organizations, locally Dr. Orr is an active member and past-president of the Rhode Island Pharmacists’ Association, as well as a member of the RI Board of Pharmacy.


Scholarship and research interests revolve around community pharmacy practice issues, specifically self care and nonprescription medication


Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Rhode Island 2001 – 2002

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 2001


Orr, KK. Integrating virtual patients into a self-care course. AJPE. 71(2) Article 30 (2007).

Orr, KK, Kachur, SG. Community pharmacists’ opinions regarding emergency contraception: A survey in Rhode Island. JAPhA 47(4):504-7 (2007).

Orr, KK, Hume, AL. An evidence based update on vitamins. RIHM. 93(4):119-21 (2010).

Dunican, KC, Orr, KK. Probiotics in the community pharmacy: an evidence based review. California Pharmacist. 57;42-49 (2010).

McQueen, CM, Orr, KK. Chapter 51: Natural Products. In APhA Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 17th ed. (2011).

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