Mark Yorra, MS, MHP, EdD, RPh

Senior Cooperative Education Faculty; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, Office of Experiential Education, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office: 110 Behrakis Building

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-3433

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Dr. Mark Yorra is a 1978 graduate of the Northeastern Pharmacy Program, a former employer/preceptor of many students and a 30-year faculty member in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Yorra is a Senior Cooperative Education Faculty who manages the Cooperative Education program, which includes meeting the IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience) requirements, develop and manage co-op positions, and advise students on career paths and success in the professional workplace. In addition, Dr. Yorra teaches pharmacy practice topics in community and institutional practice, workplace skills, and legal topics in the Introduction to Pharmacy Practice course. Dr. Yorra is very active in professional organizations on the state and national level, and a strong proponent of student professional development. Dr. Yorra is a triple Husky with a BS in Pharmacy, a Master’s of Health Policy and a Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern, and a MS in Pharmacy Administration from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. Dr. Yorra is a Senior Cooperative Education Faculty and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice who works with students from the PP2, P1 to P2 years preparing them for their professional co-op experiences and career paths during the Introduction to Pharmacy Practice course and individual meetings. Dr. Yorra has been a student, preceptor and faculty member at Northeastern, as well as a parent of four children who went through Northeastern. He has seen Northeastern from many perspectives.


EdD, Northeastern University
MS, Pharmacy Administration, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
MHP, Northeastern University
BS, Pharmacy, Northeastern University

Research Interests:

Pharmacy experiential education, pharmacy practice


MA Registered Pharmacist
Chapter Advisor, APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy
President, Northeastern University’s Pharmacy Alumni Association
Practice Areas
Sterile products
Self-care medications


Adjunct faculty lecturer, Northeastern University College of Professional Studies – Health Care Management

Selected Publications:

Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem in Third-Year Pharmacy Students. Mark L. Yorra, EdD, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Submitted October 2, 2014; accepted February 8, 2014; published September 15, 2014. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2014, 78(7) Article 134

Assessing experiential education factors contributing to a PGY1 residency match: Pharmacy residency program director and
comparative student survey. Jennifer L. Priscoa, Philip M. Hritcko, Brett Feret, Mark L. Yorra, Noreen E. Todd, Kim Tanzer, Cathy Basile, Kara Bonaceto, Rita Morelli, Nicole Carace, Andrew Szumita. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017),

Selected Honors and Awards:

Nathan Goldberg Award by MPhA for Pharmacy Service
Northeastern University Disability Resource Center Recognition Award
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Excellence in Experiential Education American Pharmacists Association Outstanding Achievement

Selected Public Service:

Town of Brookline, MA Medical Reserve Corps
Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association – Board of Directors, 1984 – Present Treasurer, 1986 – Present
Boston Druggists Association – Member since 1980, President 2009-2012, on the Board of Directors
Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists – Member
Massachusetts Pharmacists Association – Member
Massachusetts Pharmacists Foundation – Board member, Founding member
American Society of Health System Pharmacists – Member
American Pharmacists Association – Member, previous ASP Advisor for 20 years
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy – Member

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Experiential Education & Co-op website