Garg Named ACOM Director of Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment

Rahul Garg, PhD, MPharm, has been named Director of Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment for the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM). In this role, Dr. Garg will improve and coordinate comprehensive evaluation of educational programs and student assessment. In addition, he will develop and implement a curriculum mapping structure alongside the subcommittee on assessment, evaluation and implementation.

Dr. Garg earned his Doctorate (PhD) from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, in health services and outcomes research. He completed his Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) in pharmaceutics at Banaras Hindu University, India, and his Bachelor of Pharmacy at Delhi University, India. Prior to arriving at ACOM, Dr. Garg served as Director of Assessment at Chicago State University (CSU), College of Pharmacy, where he implemented and coordinated college-wide assessment activities, as well as ensured compliance with accreditation standards. He was previously tenured track Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at CSU College of Pharmacy. Dr. Garg also served as Research Fellow for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (2017) and for the National Sleep Foundation (2018).

Dr. Garg’s research interests include risk factors, prevention and treatment of opioid abuse and overdose, sleep quality in young adults, professionalism and academic success among pharmacy students, and healthcare students’ participation in administration of COVID vaccinations. He is a member of the American Association of College of Pharmacy and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.