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)
    Research interests primarily involve understanding cultural and social elements that may impact both quality of care and therapeutic outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses, particularly ethnic minority patients 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.
  • Ford, Kentya., Dr. P.H.
    Research interests center in the areas of health promotion, health behavior change, and health disparities among youth, underserved populations and minorities. Her scholarly work utilizes behavioral science strategies to prevent and reduce cancer-related risk factors, including tobacco use, as well as other negative health risk behaviors which contribute to chronic illnesses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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