A Certified Forensic Consultant, Dr. Skaer has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical experience. She is a licensed pharmacist in three states, and serves as Professor of Pharmacotherapy at Washington State University. She specializes in medication and illicit substance monitoring, including pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and pharmacology, as well as medication reactions and interactions. During her career, Dr. Skaer has been awarded more than $3.2 million in research support, funding nearly 40 projects in her areas of expertise. In addition to authoring or co-authoring more than 200 peer-reviewed technical, research and scholarly articles, abstracts and textbook chapters, Dr. Skaer has served as a reviewer and editorial board member for numerous medical journals. She has presented her work to medical groups and conferences around the world and served as an expert consultant and witness for plaintiffs and defendants on cases involving chronic pain, narcotic use, opioid overdose, and medication-related adverse reactions, interactions and suicide, among other topics.


  •  Licensed Pharmacist, California, Idaho, Washington
  • Certified Forensic Consultant, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
  • American Board of Forensic Examiners Institute, Fellow
  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Fellow
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Fellow
  • Pharmacist-based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacist Association
  • Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Youths, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Suicide Awareness Trainer, Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid, American Red Cross
  • PharmD, University of Southern California, Summa Cum Laude, 1990
  • BPharm, Washington State University, 1985
  • AA, General Studies, Spokane Falls Community College, 1981


  • American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, Diplomate
  • Chronic Pain/Opioids/Cannabinoids Research Cluster, Translational Addiction Research Center, Washington State University, Member
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Member
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network, Member
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy Women’s Health Practice and Research Network, Member
  • American Associations of Colleges of Pharmacy, Member
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Member
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Member
  • Rho Chi National Pharmacy Scholastic Honor Society, Member
  • Washington State Pharmacy Association, Member

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