Brian J. Cowles, Pharm.D.



Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Residency, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Cooper University Hospital
Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Courses taught at ACPHS

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Integrated Problem Solving Workshops VI 
Pharmacotherapy/Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry – Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders module
Neonatal Critical Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Practice and Research interests

The achievement of the highest quality drug therapy for infant and child patients in both the acute and ambulatory settings through the provision of patient-centered care, collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary healthcare team, and education. Particular areas of interest include pediatric and neonatal critical care and behavioral medicine.

Selected publications

Cowles BJ. Update on the management of ADHD in children and adults: patient considerations and the role of lisdexamfetamine. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2009; 5:943-948.

Cowles BJ.  Lisdexamfetamine for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2009; 43:669-76.

Lee BR, Lubsch L, Cowles B, Gatlin L. Position statement on antidepressant use in children. Prepared for the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. July 23, 2009.

Cowles B. Preventing medication errors and harm in children. In: Ferri FF, editor. Ferri’s clinical advisor, 2012 edition. St Louis: Mosby Inc.

Cowles B. Does melatonin improve sleep in children? Pharmacy Today 2008; 14(3):22. 

Orr KK, Matson KL, Cowles B. Nonprescription medication use by infants and children: product labeling vs. evidence-based medicine. Journal of Pharmacy Practice2006; 19:286-294

Vice Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice