Janet P. Engle is the Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). She is also Professor Emeritus at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy where she had served in multiple roles including as a tenured Professor, Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Executive Associate Dean. She is past president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists with over 60,000 members. She has served as a voting member of the FDA Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee and continues as a Special Government Employee Consultant to FDA. Dr. Engle is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Dr. Engle was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy. Dr. Engle has also been named a Fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She also has received the APhA Distinguished Achievement Award for Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice.
Dr. Engle is an internationally recognized expert on the topics of nonprescription medicines, pharmacy education, and leadership and is very active in international pharmacy. She has served as Chair of the ACPE International Commission and is serving a third term as overseas expert of the Post Graduate Allied Health Institute Board at Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Engle has worked with National Taiwan University and was a guest professor at Harbin Medical University in China. She worked with the Pharmacy Council of Thailand and received an honorary PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She has served as a consultant to the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization.
Dr. Engle has been featured as a medical expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Dr. Oz”, “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” “Fox and Friends Weekend,” WBBM-TV, ABC7-TV, WMAQ-TV, Chicagoland TV, and many other television stations. She has also conducted many media briefing sessions and has been featured as a medical expert in numerous regional and national newspapers and magazines including Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Parade Magazine, Shape Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, Men’s Health and Prevention Magazine and many others.
Dr. Engle received a bachelor of science in pharmacy from Rutgers University and a doctor of pharmacy from the University of Illinois. She completed a specialized residency in ambulatory care and emergency medicine at University of Illinois, where she also served as chief resident. She has practiced pharmacy in community, hospital, long-term care and pharmacy-directed ambulatory clinic settings.