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Dr. Natalie DiPietro Mager

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Practice
Office: RE 204
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Office Phone: 419-772-3971

Prior to coming to Ohio Northern University, Dr. DiPietro Mager was employed by Eli Lilly and Company for 6 years. In addition to the Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program, Dr. DiPietro Mager worked in the areas of clinical drug development and drug safety (pharmacovigilance/pharmacoepidemiology). She has taught as an adjunct assistant professor at Indiana University and Butler University in Indianapolis. Dr. DiPietro Mager is a registered pharmacist in the state of Ohio and is active in several professional and volunteer organizations, holding leadership roles in the Ohio Public Health Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Public Health Special Interest Group.


Major Curricular Areas:

  • Profession of Pharmacy sequence

  • Professional Pharmacy Skills sequence

  • Pharmacy Administration module

  • Capstone in Pharmacy Practice module


Electives Offered:

Women's Health Issues 
Extradisciplinary Seminar: Globalization and Health 
Independent Study


• Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, 2001
• Eli Lilly & Company Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program in Women's Health, 2002
• Master of Public Health (epidemiology concentration), Indiana University-Indianapolis, 2006
Teaching Interests: 
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Pharmacy professionalism

Faculty Advisor:

• Kappa Epsilon, Psi chapter
• The Pharmacy and Wellness Review: An Academic Review of Therapeutics
  • Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2013
  • Ohio Young Public Health Professional of the Year, 2011
  • American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award, 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2007-2008
Research Interests: 
  • Public health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Women's health


Selected Publications: 
Articles (mentored student authors*):

Boykin CM*, DiPietro Mager NA. Ohio pharmacy students’ knowledge of folic acid and neural tubedefects. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2015; 7(2):273-276.

Bykovsky M*, Meier MFK*, DiPietro Mager NA.  Impact of an online educational program on pharmacy students' knowledge of folic acid and neural tube defects. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2014; 27(5):513-517.

DiPietro NA, Bright DR.  Medication therapy management and preconception care: Opportunities for pharmacist intervention. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. 2014;5(1).
DiPietro NA.  An elective course in women’s health issues. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. 2013;4(3).
DiPietro NA, Rush MJ, Bright DR, Kroustos KR, Milks MM. Strategies to engage pharmacy students and residents in worksite-based health and wellness programs. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2013;5(1):68-74.
*Rodrigues CR, DiPietro NA. Knowledge of folic acid and counseling practices among Ohio community pharmacists. Pharmacy Practice. 2012;10(3):168-172.
Truong HA, *Taylor CR, DiPietro NA. The Assessment, Development, Assurance Pharmacist's Tool (ADAPT) for ensuring quality implementation of health promotion programs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;76(1):12.
Shields KM, DiPietro NA, Kier KL. Drug literature evaluation for observational studies. Pharmacotherapy. 2011;31(2):115-127.
DiPietro NA.  Methods in epidemiology: Observational study designs. Pharmacotherapy.  2010;30(10):973-984.
Farris KB, Ashwood D, McIntosh J, DiPietro NA,  Monastersky Maderas N, Cohen Landau S, Swegle J, Solemani O. Preventing unintended pregnancy: Pharmacists’ roles in practice and policy via partnerships. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2010; 604-612.
Book chapter:
Truong HA, DiPietro NA, Hayes M. Chapter 22: Strategies and opportunities for students’ involvement in public health. In: Truong HA, Bresette JL, Sellers JA, eds. The pharmacist in public health: Education, applications, and opportunities. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.
Continuing Education:
*Hazelet E, *Oliver A, *Salay K, *Rizzo B, *Huet A, DiPietro N. Healthy People 2020: Identifying roles for pharmacists in public health. Pharmacy and Wellness Review. 2011;2(2):16-21.

Selected Presentations:

DiPietro NA. Reducing Ohio’s infant mortality rate: Pharmacists call to action. Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, April 2015.

DiPietro NA. Partnering with pharmacists to provide preconception care. Ohio Infant Mortality Summit, Columbus, OH, December 2014.

Arya V, DiPietro NA, Hogue GL. Public health, meet pharmacy: Educational activities highlighting opportunities for interprofessional collaboration for students. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX, July 2014.

DiPietro NA. Improving maternal and infant outcomes in Ohio through preconception care. Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, Columbus, OH, May 2014.

DiPietro NA. Epi 101: Basic epidemiology for non-epidemiologists. Ohio Public Health Association webinar series, October 2013.
DiPietro NA. What do Ohio pharmacists and interns know about folic acid? Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, Columbus, OH, May 2013.
DiPietro NA. Women’s health disparities. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Health Disparities and Cultural Competence Special Interest Group webinar series, April 2013.
DiPietro NA. Preconception care: Theory and content. Ohio Pharmacists Association Midyear Meeting, Columbus, OH, November 2012.
Rush MJ, Bright DR, Colwell KR, DiPietro NA, Kier KL. Multidisciplinary “Healthy Campus” initiative promotes prevention and wellness at the worksite. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2012.
DiPietro NA. Improving maternal outcomes in developed countries. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011.

Selected professional affiliations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    • Chair, Public Health Special Interest Group, 2014-2015
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association
  • Ohio Public Health Association
    • Co-founder, Clinical Health Section, 2013
    • Vice-chair, Clinical Health Section, 2013-present