William N. Tindall, Ph.D., R.Ph., has been appointed director of the Alliance for Research in Community Health (ARCH) and research professor for the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine.
Tindall comes to the position from the American College of Managed Care Medicine where he was the executive director. He served as the first executive director of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy in Washington, D.C., and as a registered lobbyist on managed-care issues. He has served as chair and associate dean for the College of Pharmacy at Creighton University and has held teaching appointments at Ferris State College, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Saskatchewan.
Tindall received a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan. He holds an M.S. degree in administration from Long Island University and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, as well as his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
Tindall was recognized by Drug Store News as one of America's most influential pharmacists. He co-authored, Communication Skills for Pharmacy Practice, now in its fourth edition, and the textbook, A Physicians Guide to Managed Care Medicine. He has published a novel and more than 60 manuscripts about pharmacy practice and managed care, and also launched the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. Tindall has successfully funded over 30 grants, has written guest articles on pharmacoeconomics for Business and Health, and has given more than 200 presentations to national and international audiences on the subjects of managed care, pharmacy practice, management, and communicating with patients.