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Paine Research Group

Dr. Mary Paine


Phone: 509-358-7759
PBS 341
Spokane, WA


Principal Investigator, Professor


Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics –  University of Washington
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – Oregon State University


Dr. Mary Paine is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Oregon State University and her PhD in pharmaceutics at the University of Washington, then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the University of Michigan. Her longstanding research program, funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on adverse interactions between conventional medications and natural products, including  botanical dietary supplements and fruit juices. Dr. Paine leads the Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (NaPDI Center), a multidisciplinary effort involving clinical pharmacologists, natural products chemists, biomedical informaticists, and health communications experts. The mission of the NaPDI Center is to provide leadership and guidance on how best to study these complex interactions. She has coauthored more than 100 publications as original research articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. She is a former associate editor for the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and is currently an associate editor for the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition.