Bernard A Sorofman

Bernard A Sorofman

, PhD, FAPhA
  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Health Services Research


Bernard Sorofman is Professor emeritus and former Executive Associate Dean at The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He was educated in Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma. He received his doctoral education in Social & Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota in 1984.
Dr. Sorofman is a past-president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS) and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association. His research concerns the interrelationship of patient and pharmacist behavior, as well as the individual health seeking behaviors of patients and the roles of pharmacists. He is the author of over 200 scholarly publications and presentations.

Research Narrative

Dr. Sorofman’s primary research centers on health behavior theory in the context of treatment-oriented health care practices (actions) by patients. Therefore, studies are directed at the lay-oriented health care system. A second, complementary research interest is related to the system of pharmacy in society as it relates to access and impact on care. The content of the research usually covers one or more of the following areas: self-care, pharmacy, gerontology, rural health care, medication adherence and interdisciplinary teams.