Assistant Dean for Assessment and
Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy
Education & experience:
I have a longstanding interest in geriatrics, managed care, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. I graduated from Florida A&M University with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2001. Realizing my passion for outcomes research after taking a related course, I decided to pursue a Master of Science degree with a focus in Pharmacoeconomics. I went on to pursue and obtain a PhD in Health Services Research from the College of Public Health at the University of Florida with an Alumni Fellowship to support my graduate studies. I have worked on funded projects with the Florida Medicaid program including studies on COX-2 Inhibitors, Hepatitis C and End Stage Renal Disease. I also worked at the Government Accountability Office (the investigative arm of Congress), to examine Pharmacy Benefit Managers impact on Health Plans, Enrollees, and Pharmacies. Over the years, a natural extension of my outcomes research background has developed in the assessment of programmatic outcomes for the college. I continue to explore innovative ways to analyze data to improve patient outcomes and to promote a culture of assessment.
Teaching areas & interests in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences:
I have lectured for many of the pharmacy courses taught at Florida A & M University and the University of Florida as well as Mercer University. I currently teach in the UNT Public Health, Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmaceutical Policy course. My teaching efforts regarding research have allowed me the opportunity to train many pharmacy residents, medical residents and pharmacy research students.
Professional activities & awards:
I am an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (peer reviewer of abstracts), International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (poster judge and student chapter advisor), Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (student chapter advisor), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (continuing education provider) as well as AcademyHealth. During my graduate studies I was the recipient of the South Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Achievement Award, the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists Student Achievement Award, and the ISPOR Distinguished Service Award. My previous Medicare Part D focused research was supported by a PhRMA Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes. I have completed the ACCP Research Institute Focused Investigator Training Program. I currently serve on four journal Editorial Boards and as a peer reviewer for several journals such as Medical Care and Medicine.
My primary research interests include the design of studies to address issues in the health services research arena. Areas of focus include Medicare, Geriatrics, Managed Care, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. My research has included a variety of disease states, such as chronic pain and diabetes with the goal of providing care that is balanced in quality and cost. I have published many peer-reviewed articles and a textbook entitled Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession.
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