Nicholas Hagemeier

Interim Vice Provost for Research
Associate Professor
Director of Student Professional Development
Director of ETSU’s Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship
East Tennessee State University

“My wife is simply top-notch. If you know her, you undoubtedly agree with me. Her positive impact on my life is beyond measure. I’m indebted to Drs. Steve Abel, Eric Barker, Kim Illingworth, Matt Murawski, Nick Popovich, and Steve Scott for their friendship and ongoing investment in me. To love what I do on a day-to-day basis is such a blessing. I owe that to them.”
  • PharmD 2003, Purdue University
  • MS 2005, Purdue University
  • PhD 2011, Purdue University
Career Highlights
  • Having the guts to have a hard conversation with a student that subsequently got him needed help for a substance use disorder. Then doing it again. Then seeing him thrive. No doubt my top highlight.
  • Getting a 5-year NIH grant on our team’s first NIH submission.
  • Fifteen years after I stared in awe at the 1st cohort of AACP Academic Leadership Fellows (I was a master’s grad student at the time), being a graduate of the 15th cohort of ALFP Fellows in 2019.
  • Rekindling relationships with mentors and friends at annual conferences. It never gets old.
  • After a couple attempts to leave the research lane in academia, being asked to serve as the Chief Research Officer for the academic institution. It’s been a humbling and great ride so far.

Nicholas Hagemeier, PharmD, PhD, is the Interim Vice Provost for Research at East Tennessee State University. He is also an Associate Professor and past Vice Chair in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Student Professional Development at the ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy, and Director of ETSU’s Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship. He has been at ETSU since 2011.

Dr. Hagemeier earned his PharmD in 2003, MS in 2005, and PhD in 2011 from Purdue University. He has been awarded nearly $2.5M in research funding, published 49 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 7 book chapters, and has presented opioid- and wellbeing-related research nationally. He was appointed to the US Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force in 2018.

Dr. Hagemeier is a graduate of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program and has served AACP in multiple leadership roles. He is currently serving as Chair of AACP’s Social and Administrative Sciences Section. At ETSU, Dr. Hagemeier was selected as an EAB Rising Higher Education Leaders Fellow in 2021, Presidential Fellow in 2020 and has served on and led multiple university committees. At the College of Pharmacy, he championed implementation of the Gatton Wellbeing Program and the Gatton Mentoring Program. Dr. Hagemeier has a passion for helping students, staff, and faculty thrive personally and professionally.

Dr. Hagemeier resides in Johnson City, Tennessee with his wife Molly and four children, Will (16), Clara, (14), Fritz (12), and Katie Ann (8). His hobbies include F3, running, picking the banjo and cheering on the Boilers from Northeast Tennessee.