Health Outcomes, Economics and Equity Research

The overall goal of the research of this collaborative group of faculty is to improve the public’s health and outcomes through the efficient use of scarce health care resources, and to reduce health disparities through practice-, population-, and policy-based research.


Faculty Participants: College of Pharmacy

  • Brown, Carolyn, Ph.D. (Group Leader)
    Outcomes research centers around patient health and treatment behaviors (medication adherence; complementary and integrative therapies) in chronic diseases, with a focus on understanding cultural and social elements that impact quality of care and outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses, particularly ethnic minority and other underserved populations who experience a disproportionate burden of poor health.
  • Barner, Jamie C., Ph.D.
    Research interests include: 1) examining the impact of pharmacy services (primarily medication therapy management services) on patient outcomes; 2) understanding factors that affect health care utilization and outcomes; and 3) examining the factors associated with medication adherence.
  • Frei, Christopher R., PharmD., M.Sc.(Co-leader)
    Dr. Frei’s translational research activities involve the application and critical evaluation of novel technologies (including anti-infectives) in both institutional and community healthcare settings. His approach can best be described as a mixture of pharmacoepidemiology, health services research, health disparities research, and microbial genomics.
  • Gums, Tyler Harris, PharmD.,M.S.
    Dr. Gums has been an investigator on three NHLBI-funded studies that have evaluated physician-pharmacist collaborative models (PPCM). Currently, the Improved Cardiovascular Risk Reduction to Enhance Rural Primary Care” ICARE (HL116311) and “MEDication Focused Outpatient Care for Underutilization of Secondary Prevention” MED-FOCUS (HL116259) are serving as the foundation for his most recent project: Medication Adherence: Algorithms for Success (MED-ALS).
  • Koeller, James M., M.S.
    Research focuses on health care economics, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research primarily in cancer, but also in other disease areas.
  • Lawson, Kenneth A., Ph.D.
    Research research is focused on factors related to the utilization and costs of prescription medications and other health care services. In addition, he is involved in research to evaluate the effects of educational interventions.
  • Moczygemba, Leticia R., PharmD., Ph.D. 
    Dr. Moczygemba uses qualitative and quantitative techniques and quality improvement principles to assess the clinical, economic, and humanistic impact of emerging care models. She has worked to advance the health care of homeless individuals, older adults, and those living in rural areas through the development, implementation, and evaluation of care models that integrate pharmacists with health care teams.
  • Rascati, Karen L., Ph.D.(Co-leader)
    Research research interests include economic and outcomes evaluations for several disease states as well as for pharmacy services.
  • Reveles, Kelly Renee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
    Dr. Reveles’ research focus is the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections and innovative methods to improve the translation of clinical research findings into practice.

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