Marshall Cates, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FALSHP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Birmingham, AL

He received a B.S. in biology from Rhodes College and a Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He also completed a psychiatric pharmacy residency at the University of Tennessee. He held a clinical position in psychiatric pharmacy at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center for 3 years, and he has taught psychiatric pharmacy at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL since 1995. He has practice experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, and he currently practices in inpatient child & adolescent psychiatry at Children's of Alabama Behavioral Health Ireland Center. He was part of the inaugural group of pharmacists to become board certified in psychiatric pharmacy in 1996. He founded and directed the first ASHP-accredited residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice in the state of Alabama. He has delivered more than 50 invited presentations, published more than 60 journal articles and textbook chapters, and authored more than 75 conference posters. He has been very involved in both state and national professional pharmacy organizations, including having served as president of the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists. His community involvement has centered on suicide prevention as well as mental health care for the underserved.