William N. Kelly Consulting and Publishing, Inc








(770) 855-5571




William N. Kelly is President of William N. Kelly Consulting, Inc, a company devoted to the advancement of pharmacoepidemiology, medication safety, education about medication, and pharmacy practice. Previous to starting his company in 2005, Dr. Kelly was a tenured Professor at the Southern School of Pharmacy at Mercer University and Guest Researcher at the Immunization Safety Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both in Atlanta.

He earned a BS degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University, a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and residency certificate in clinical pharmacy from the University of Michigan, and completed a Fellowship in Executive Management at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed graduate work in pharmacoepidemiology and biostatistics at McGill and Emory Universities, and is a fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE).

Dr. Kelly has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 10 chapters in books, and has presented his work nationally and internationally. He is the author of "Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works" (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL), and "Prescribed Medication and the Public Health: Laying the foundation for Risk Reductions" (Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY).

Dr. Kelly is past Chair and a member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Expert Committee on Safe Medication Use and served as a member of the National Coordinating Council on Medication Errors and Prevention. He is also a member of the Research Advisory Panel for the American Society of Health-System Foundation for Education and Research.

Education and Training


BS, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

Pharm.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

Residency in Hospital Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Graduate Courses, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Graduate Courses, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Fellow, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)

Executive Management

Fellowship, Leonard David Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



President, William N. Kelly Consulting Inc.

Vice-President for Scientific Affairs, Visante, Inc.


Tenured Full Professor of Pharmacy, Southern School of Pharmacy at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia (11 years)

Visiting Researcher, Immunization Safety Branch, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia (6 years)

Chairman, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Southern School of Pharmacy at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia (7 years)

Assistant Vice President and Director of the Pharmacy and Drug Information Service, Hamot Health Systems, Erie, Pennsylvania (10 years)

Current Appointments

Past Chair and Member, Expert Committee on Safe Medication Use, United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Member, Editorial Board of Clin-Alert

Teaching Experience 

Pharmacy Law and Ethics

Introduction to Pharmacy

Drug Misadventures

Introduction to Research

Biostatistics, Research Designs and Literature Evaluation


Over 150 professional presentations to local, state, national and international audiences.


Pharmacy licenses in:  Florida & Michigan

Curriculum Vitae

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