John H. Kiwein is Emeritus Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. He received his BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his first master’s degree in social work at the University of Maryland and his second master’ degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1973 he received his Ph.D. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh.
In June of 1973, Dr. Kilwein was hired by the School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh where he developed the social and behavior component in the pharmacy curriculum. Courses he developed and taught at the University of Pittsburgh were: Social Sciences in Pharmacy, Cross-Cultural Perspective of Health and Illness, and Public Health. In 1979 the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education cited Social Sciences in Pharmacy as an innovative pharmacy social science course.
In 1991, Dr. Kilwein was a visiting professor at the School of Pharmacy, The Queen’s University of Belfast. During his stay at Queen’s University, Dr. Kilwein collaborated on a manual for community pharmacists by writing on the psychosocial dimensions of community practice. He has lectured in Ireland, Mexico and Canada.
Dr. Kilwein has over one hundred publications in socio-medical sciences field, a number of which have been reprinted in journals, text books and newspapers. His comments have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education and numerous pharmacy journals. For the past thirteen years, Dr. Kilwein has been the Commentary Series Editor for the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. He is listed in the American Men and Women of Science Database.