Bruce EckerleDirector, The Center for Health & Wellness (CHW) Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences


University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy – Bachelor of Science (R.Ph,)
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture – Master of Science, Animal Reproductive Endocrinology
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture – Bachelor of Science, Animal Science

Fields of Interest:

Wellness and Prevention, Endocrinology, Hypercholesterolemia, Diabetes, Immunizations and Adherence

Contact Information:

Office Phone: 502-413-8655
Office Fax: 502-413-8990


Bruce Eckerle received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, after completing Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Animal Science from UK. At graduation from the College of Pharmacy, Mr. Eckerle received the 1988 NACDS Scholarship Award. He then started a career with Merck and Co., Inc., which spanned 27 years in numerous support and leadership roles including pharmaceutical sales, clinical research, drug information services, sales management and account management. Mr. Eckerle was awarded the Vice President’s Club for top performer in pharmaceutical sales, the Master’s Club for top performer in management and several Director’s Awards throughout his career. In his last role within Merck & Co., Inc., Mr. Eckerle served as an account executive, working in collaboration with health system organizations in Indiana & Kentucky as a pharmaceutical company partner. In this role, he helped lead health systems through the fee-for-service to value-driven healthcare transformation, focusing on quality improvement and improved population health outcomes.

Mr. Eckerle is currently Director, The Center for Health & Wellness (CHW), located on the first floor of the Nolan Building on Sullivan University’s Louisville campus. The mission of the CHW is to empower health care professionals and patients to enhance Health & Wellness through innovative, interprofessional education and care. Mr. Eckerle and his wife Kim, also a pharmacist, have two teenage daughters.