Pharmacologist, Best-Selling Author and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill


Joe Graedon, MS is a pharmacologist and an adjunct assistant professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill. He is a best-selling author of The People’s Pharmacy, co-host of an award-winning nationally syndicated public radio show, and co-author of a nationally syndicated newspaper column of the same name.

Joe and his wife Teresa Graedon, PhD have written 19 books and are founders of the website PeoplesPharmacy.com. Joe’s features on health and pharmaceuticals have been syndicated nationally to public television stations via Intraregional Program Service member exchange.

Joe served on the Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Committee of the Duke University Health System from 2003 until 2011. He was elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow for “exceptional contribution to the communication of the rational use of pharmaceutical products and an understanding of health issues to the public” in 2005. In 2006, Joe was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Long Island University as one of the country’s leading drug experts for the consumer.

Joe has been an editorial advisor to Men’s Health Newsletter and to Prevention magazine. He is an advisory board member of the American Botanical Council. He is considered one of the country's leading drug experts for consumers and speaks frequently on issues of pharmaceuticals, nutrition, herbs, home remedies, and self-care.

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