Joshua Neumiller takes on national diabetes leadership role

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy,

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Joshua Neumiller, professor of pharmacotherapy at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy, has been named chair of the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association. 

He will be leading the committee’s work to incorporate new clinical research findings into the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.

“I am very excited and honored to continue to be involved with this committee that actively revises the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes each year,” Neumiller said.

Neumiller’s appointment will run Jan. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2019. He was offered the chair position by the ADA in December based on his exceptional reputation as a leader in clinical practice and research in the field of diabetes.

Neumiller currently serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Diabetes Spectrum, published by the ADA, and serves as a member of the ADA’s Standards of Care committee. He also holds national and international standing in the diabetes community. In 2016, he received the Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute.

Neumiller is a WSU alumnus. He is also an associate professor and vice-chair for the Department of Pharmacotherapy at the WSU College of Pharmacy. He is a certified diabetes educator and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

“Josh is not just a member of the committee, but he is the leader of the entire Standards of Care,” said Pharmacotherapy Chair John White. “The ADA Standards are one of the most influential, cited, and clinically utilized documents in medicine. They cover not just medication but all aspects of diabetes care.”

According to White, the standards potentially impact the care of some 30 million Americans and is widely used worldwide.

Based in Arlington, Va., the ADA is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Professional Practice Committee is a multidisciplinary expert committee comprised of physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians and others who have expertise in a range of areas. 


Media Contact:

  • Lori Maricle, communications, WSU College of Pharmacy, 509-368-6679,

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