Background 

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). His long term goal is to build an NIH-funded center of research with a focus on optimizing PPCM models in primary care to effectively manage patients who suffer from chronic cardiovascular diseases.

Education & Training

Dr. Gums received his PharmD from the University of Florida in 2012. Afterwards he completed an Ambulatory Care residency at Auburn University (2013) and a Family Medicine fellowship at the University at Iowa (2016). During his fellowship, Dr. Gums received his MS in Translational Biomedicine from the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa.


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