November 04, 2020

W. Thomas Smith

W. Thomas “Tommy” Smith is a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP). He began his career as the operations director of Corum Health Services, a long-term care pharmacy in St. Louis. In 2002, he enrolled in law school at St. Louis University, and graduated in 2005 with a Juris Doctorate degree and certificate in health law from the school’s top-ranked Center for Health Law Studies. Smith served on the faculty of STLCOP from 2005-2008 and of the University of Florida (UF) from 2008-2015. At UF College of Pharmacy, among other things, he served as the director of the college’s online master’s program in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy and director of the co-curriculum. In 2015, Smith joined Manchester University’s pharmacy program as the assistant dean for assessment and accreditation, and then was appointed dean in May 2017. Smith is also active in several professional organizations particularly AACP and the American Bar Association (ABA). Among his notable service accomplishments, he has served as chair of AACP’s Health Disparities and Cultural Competence special interest group, served on numerous committees, and completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Smith has also been very active in the Health Law Section of the ABA – serving on its leadership council and chairing a number of committees. In 2016, he was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee. Smith has served as an author, speaker and leader in areas such as pharmacy law, cultural competency, health disparities, bioethics, and disability law.