Honors and Awards
- Teacher of the Year Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - 2014
- Kienly Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching, Purdue University Department of Pharmacy Practice - 2007
- Wiechart Award, Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy - 2006
- Louis D. Vottero Award, Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy - 2005
- Council of Ohio Colleges Pharmacy Leadership Award, Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy - 2005
- Research Design and Methodology
|M.S., Purdue University|
|Pharm.D., Ohio Northern University|
|Ph.D. in Pharmacy Practice and Gerontology, Purdue University|
School of Pharmacy
Book Chapters (1)
Peer-Reviewed Articles (36)
Changes in Nursing Students' Perceptions of Research and Evidence-based Practice after Completing a Research Course Nurse Education Today (2017)
BACKGROUND: Nurses need a sound education in research and evidence-based practice (EBP) to provide patients with optimal care, but current teaching methods could be more effective. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the changes in nursing students 1) ...
Changing Patient Perceptions of Medication Therapy Management: What Method of Education Is Most Effective? Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (2017)
Objective: Medication therapy management (MTM) has been found to reduce medication nonadherence, which is a signifi- cant contributor to negative health outcomes. However, many individuals eligible for MTM are not aware of it and do ...
Comparison of Student Confidence and Perceptions of Biochemistry Concepts Using a Team-based Learning Versus Traditional Lecture-based Format Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017)
Purpose: To evaluate differences in student confidence and perceptions of biochemistry concepts using a team-based learning (TBL) format versus a traditional lecture-based format at two universities. Educational Activity: Two pedagogies (TBL vs lecture-based) were utilized ...
The Impact of a Research Course on Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions of Research and Evidence-based Practice Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017)
Background: Pharmacists need be able to understand and utilize evidence from the literature to provide optimal patient care as well as participate in research to improve care. Thus, it is important for pharmacy students to ...
Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills Progression in a Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2016)
Objective: To evaluate changes in different components of students’ critical thinking skills through a sequential series of assignments in pre-pharmacy courses. Methods: For 3 years, two cohorts of pre-pharmacy students completed an annual ethics-related critical ...
Pharmacy School: The Training Ground for Building Research Skills Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (2016)
The Institute of Medicine has set a goal that “by the year 2020, 90% of clinical decisions will be supported by accurate, timely, and up-to-date clinical information and will reflect the best available evidence.”1 Providing ...
Evaluation of Criteria Utilized in the Recognition of Teaching Excellence Awards Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2016)
Objective: To (1) identify and evaluate the evidence, process, and criteria used to select recipients of teaching awards and (2) report perceptions of best practices in selecting recipients of teaching awards. Methods: A specific sample ...
Assessment of Student Self-care Counseling Skill Progression Across a Semester American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2016)
Objectives: To assess the progression of student self-care counseling skills across 9 weekly counseling sessions in a pharmacy practice skills lab. Method: P1 students took a 3 credit hour self-care course during the fall 2014 ...
Student Perceptions of and Confidence in Self-Care Course Concepts Using Team-based Learning American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2016)
Objective. To evaluate changes in student perceptions of and confidence in self-care concepts after completing a team-based learning (TBL) self-care course. Methods. Team-based learning was used at two universities in first professional year, semester-long self-care ...
Fostering Interdisciplinary Communication Between Pharmacy and Nursing Students American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2015)
Objective. To evaluate pharmacy and nursing student self-perceptions of interdisciplinary communication skills, faculty member perceptions of interdisciplinary communication skills, and changes in those skills after increasing the interdisciplinary education content. Design. Two cohorts of pharmacy ...
Impact of an Aging Simulation Game on Pharmacy Students’ Empathy for Older Adults American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2015)
Objective. To evaluate changes in empathy and perceptions as well as game experiences among student pharmacists participating in an aging simulation game. Methods. First-year student pharmacists participated in an aging simulation game. Changes were measured ...
Student Perceptions of Team-based Learning vs Traditional Lecture-based Learning American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2015)
Objective. To evaluate pharmacy student perceptions of team-based learning (TBL) vs traditional lecture-based learning formats. Methods. First professional year pharmacy students (N5111) at two universities used TBL in different courses during different semesters (fall vs ...
Immediate and Longitudinal Effects of Incorporating Health Literacy and Cultural Competency into a Yearlong Pharmacy Curriculum Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2015)
Objective To determine the immediate and longitudinal effects of incorporating health literacy and cultural competency (HL-CC) concepts into one semester of pharmacy school. Methods HL-CC concepts were incorporated into three fall semester courses for first-year ...
Discharge Medication Counseling and its Correlation with Reducing Readmissions for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations Innovations in Pharmacy (2015)
Objective: To determine the impact of pharmacist-provided discharge medication counseling on 30 and 90 day hospital readmissions and ED visits in patients admitted with COPD exacerbation. Methods: A hospital-wide improvement was initiated, where COPD patients ...
Impact of the Geriatric Medication Game® on Nursing Students' Empathy and Attitudes Toward Older Adults Nurse Education Today (2015)
BACKGROUND: Nurses should be well-prepared to improve and address health-related needs of older adults, but students may have difficulty understanding and empathizing, as they may not yet have personally experienced aging-related challenges. Simulation games can ...
Evaluation of Jamaican Knowledge of Diabetes and Health Beliefs Christian Journal for Global Health (2014)
Background & Aims: The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that over 382 million people worldwide were affected by diabetes in 2013. The Caribbean region consistently is above the global average in regards to diabetes prevalence. ...
Relationships Between Health Literacy and Heart Failure Knowledge, Self-efficacy, and Self-care Adherence Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (2014)
BACKGROUND: It has been argued that only 12% of adults have the necessary health literacy to manage their health care effectively, which can lead to difficulties in self-care activities, such as medication adherence. Prior research ...
American College of Clinical Pharmacy White Paper: Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 3A: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education, Curriculums, and Future Directions Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy (2013)
Culture influences patients' beliefs and behaviors toward health and illness. As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, a critical need exists for pharmacy education to incorporate patient-centered culturally sensitive health care knowledge and skills into ...
American College of Clinical Pharmacy White Paper: Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 3B: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Policy, Procedures, and Climate Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy (2013)
The Institute of Medicine has stated that greater diversity within health care professionals leads to improved patient outcomes. Therefore, greater diversity within academia and student bodies is required to create future diverse health care professionals. ...
Impact of a Health Literacy Assignment on Student Pharmacist Learning Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (2013)
BACKGROUND: The average American adult reads at the 8th grade level while most written health information materials, including medication guides, are written at the 12th grade level. To assist students with health literacy-sensitive communication, pharmacy ...
Validation of an Empathy Scale in Pharmacy and Nursing Students American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2013)
Objective. To validate an empathy scale to measure empathy in pharmacy and nursing students. Methods. A 15-item instrument comprised of the cognitive and affective empathy domains, was created. Each item was rated using a 7-point ...