Cydney E. McQueen, Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

UMKC School of Pharmacy
2464 Charlotte Street
HSB 4239
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-235-5497



Cydney E. McQueen, Pharm.D., is an associate clinical professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She completed a two-year fellowship in natural product research at UMKC and specializes in evidence-based dietary supplement information. Teaching responsibilities focus on evidence-based therapeutic use of dietary supplements, sterile and non-sterile compounding, patient counseling, and self-care.

Dr. McQueen is a contributor/reviewer on dietary supplement and complementary and alternative medicine topics for several references, pharmacy textbooks, and professional journals. She has edited Sigler’s Dietary Supplement Drug Cards and Pharmaceutical Care with Dietary Supplements: Concepts and Common Sense, a textbook on appropriate therapeutic use of dietary supplements. She has contributed to chapters on herbal and non-herbal supplements for several editions of the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs as well as to various books on evidence-based medicine and drug information. Specific areas of interest include development of educational materials, evaluation of dietary supplement information resource quality, and adverse event and interaction analysis and reporting.

Recent publications:
Bryant PJ, Norris KP, McQueen CE, Poole EA, Fincham JE. “Literature Evaluation II: Beyond the Basics.” In: Malone PM, Kier KL, Stanovich JE, editors. Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists. 4th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; Spring 2009.
McQueen CE, Orr K. “Natural Medicines.” In: Berardi R, editor. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 16th edition. Washington, D.C.: American Pharmacists Association; March 2009.
McQueen CE, Reinert CK. “Applying Evidence-Based Medicine Principles to Dietary Supplement Therapeutic Decisions.” In: Bryant PJ, Pace HA, editors. The Pharmacist’s Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making. New York, NY: American Association of Health-System Pharmacists; 2008.
Clauson KA, Shields KM. McQueen CE, Persad N. Safety issues associated with commercially available energy drinks. J Am Pharm Assoc 2008; 48:e55-e67. (also published concurrently in Pharmacy Today)