Linda S. Tyler is professor (clinical) of pharmacotherapy at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, where she is a tireless advocate for progressive and innovative pharmacy services in health systems. She was previously chief pharmacy officer for University of Utah Health and associate dean for pharmacy practice at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.
Tyler earned her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Utah. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has served in multiple roles over her professional career. She was a faculty member and critical care practitioner at the University of Wisconsin and a poison control center specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She returned to the University of Utah as Director of Drug Information Services. She served in that role for many years before becoming the senior pharmacy leader for University of Utah Health. She was the residency program director for the health system pharmacy administration and leadership program and prior to that for the drug information residency.
Tyler has served ASHP in many capacities, including as a member of the Board of Directors. She previously served as chair of the Council on Pharmacy Management and as director-at-large of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. She has also served on the ASHP Councils on Organizational Affairs, Therapeutics, Education and Workforce Development, and Pharmacy Practice; the Committee on Nominations; Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners; New Practitioner and Student Forums; and a delegate to the House of Delegates. She is a Past President of Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the 2015 recipient of the John Webb Lecture Award, given by ASHP in recognition of outstanding leadership. Currently Tyler serves as ASHP President.