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Marie A. Abate

Clinical Pharmacy
West Virginia University
United States of America


 Dr. Marie Abate graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She is nationally known in the areas of drug information and assessment and has served as Director of the statewide West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information (WV CDHI) for 25 years. She has served, primarily as principal or co-principal investigator, on about 30 funded research and educational projects totaling over $2 million. A current, ongoing project involves the maintenance of a forensics drug information database in collaboration with the WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.Dr. Abate has also served as Director of Assessment for the School since 2004 and has conducted faculty development assessment workshops, provided assessment seminars locally and nationally, and facilitated the development of rubrics and tools to gather student learning outcomes data.

Research Interest

 Drug-related deaths,Access and use of information resources by health care professionals, patients, and the public.


  • Adjeroh D, Abbasi A, Zheng W, Abate M. Signal fusion for social media analysis of adverse drug events. IEEE Intelligent Systems 2014;29(Mar-Apr):74-80.

  • Fields, M., Abate, M. A., Lan, H., Leann, L., Blommel, M., Nabil, H., James, K., Parent and Metabolite Opioid Drug Concentrations in Unintentional Deaths Involving Opioid and Benzodiazepine Combinations, Journal of Forensic Sciences 2015;60(4):950-56.

  • Varghese E, Abate MA, Hu L, Kaplan J, Kraner J, Long DL, Sorg M, Mock A, Greenwald M, Andrew T. Characterization of diphenhydramine-related accidental overdose deaths. Academic Forensic Pathology 2015;5(1):105-115.

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