Jim Ruble portrait
  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, College Of Pharmacy
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Pharmacotherapy
  • Faculty Relations Specialist, Office Of Sr Vp Health Sci
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Law
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research Keywords

  • Standards of Care in Pharmacy Practice
  • Legal, Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Health Care Administration, Health Care Delivery, and Professional Education
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice


  • Presenter, Athena Neurosciences, Inc., Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Pathology, Diagnosis, and Pharmacotherapy. Partnership For Care Program, Athena Home Pharmacy Division, Athena Neurosciences, Embassy Suites, South San Francisco, CA. , , 1998.
  • Presenter, SmithKline Beecham, Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Intermountain Sales Team, Chart House Restaurant, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 1997.
  • Presenter, Pfizer Inc., CerebyxTM: A new advance in seizure control. Paracelcius Family Practice Department, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 1997.
  • Pharmacy Compounding and Meningitis Tragedies Update: What Lessons Can We Learn? Board of Pharmacy, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, State of Utah. , , 2012.
  • Criminal Liability for Compounding Errors: A discussion of recent cases. Utah Society of Health System Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2010.
  • Is Compounding illegal or unethical? A discussion of law and ethics in pharmaceutical compounding. University of Utah College of Pharmacy Seminar. , , 2009.
  • Equipoise and Clinical Research in an Academic Medicine Environment. University of Utah Health Care, Ethics Committee, Educational Presentation, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2009.
  • Investigational New Drug Applications: Information for Principal Investigators and IRB Panel Members. Institutional Review Board Annual Retreat, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2007.
  • INDA’s – Investigational New Drug Applications: An introduction in 10 questions. Institutional Review Board Annual Retreat, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2006.
  • Ten questions (and answers) about your medications for Parkinson’s Disease. St. George/Southern Utah Parkinson’s Disease Association, Senior Center, St. George, UT. , , 1998.
  • Know Your Medications: Ten questions (and answers) about your medications for Parkinson’s Disease. Annual Meeting, Utah Chapter, American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Moran Eye Center Auditorium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 1998.
  • Drug therapies for neurologic disorders. 2nd Annual Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Hospital Gerontological Nursing Conference. Wyndham Hotel Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 1997.
  • Temporal Variation in Pharmacotherapy and the Drug Regulatory Process. Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 1995.
  • Ruble J, Edwards D, Schmidt J, et al.. Medication Use Review: Infliximab use in the ambulatory clinic infusion center at University Health Care. Poster session presented at University Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2003.
  • Ruble J, Constantino T, Godsey C, et al.. Topiramate (TPM) use in refractory epilepsy patients ineligible for surgical treatment [Abstract #100231]. Poster session presented at American Epilepsy Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Sheraton Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 1998.
  • Forshew DA, Ruble J, Bromberg MB.. A survey of ALS/MND specialists for medication preferences for relief of symptoms associated with ALS/MND. Platform Presentation. Poster session presented at The 9th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Park Hilton, Munich, Germany. Poster, Presented, 1998.
  • Sub-investigator, Abbott Laboratories Protocol #M97566. The safety and efficacy of Gabitril™ (Tiagabine HCI) as adjuctive therapy to non-hepatic enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs for partial seizures. Poster session presented at Department of Neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 1998.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • A database and heuristic of ethical issues in biomedical research. PI: - 2021. Total project budget to date:
  • Treatment patterns, patient outcomes, and healthcare charges in hemophilia at Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the Intermountain West. PI: - 2019. Total project budget to date:
  • Evaluation, Research, Survey and Recommendations: Physician Dispensing Exemption from Pharmacy Licensure. PI: - 2014. Total project budget to date:
  • Promoting the Pharmacy Profession as a Career Pathway for Female Students and Students from Ethnically Diverse Backgrounds Educational Resources Development Council. PI: - 2011. Total project budget to date:
  • Comprehensive evaluation of psychometric assessment tools used in Alzheimer’s disease. PI: - 1998. Total project budget to date:


  • English, Fluent.
  • Spanish, Basic.


  • Ruble J (date unknown). Off-label Prescribing of Medications for Pain: Maintaining Optimal Care at an Intersection of Law, Public Policy and Ethics. Vol. 26, 146-52. Accepted, .
  • Ruble JH (date unknown). Baxter v. Montana, Libertarianism, and End-of-Life: The Ripe Time for a Paradigm Shift. Vol. 24, 263-70. Accepted, .