|Present||Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Cedarville University ‐ School of Pharmacy|
Honors and Awards
- Fifth Annual Human Health Care Pharmacy Recognition Award - 2006
- Neurology & Psychiatry Module
- Special Populations Module
- Endocrinology & Dermatology Module
- Renal & Gastrointestinal Module
- Research Design and Methodology
School of Pharmacy
Contributions to Books (1)
Refereed Journal Articles (12)
Tone and Style in Pharmacy Course Syllabi Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017)
Objective. Syllabi are a part of the teaching and learning experience in pharmacy curricula. Yet, little has been done to understand the effects of these documents. Studies in Psychology and Social Work report important effects ...
Experience Applying the Pharmacist Learning Styles Inventory (PILS) to Experiential Clerkships as a Preceptor: A Reflection Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2013)
The learning styles inventory categorizes student preference for acquisition and processing of information. The learning styles inventory has the potential to positively influence the learning environment with pharmacy education. Yet, little exploration of this area ...
Management of Hallucinations and Psychosis in Parkinson's Disease The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (2010)
Hallucinations and psychosis are common in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), with reported prevalences of up to 48% and 80%, respectively. However, few randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials evaluating the treatment options have appeared in the ...
Open-Label Trial Regarding the Use of Acupuncture and Yin Tui Na in Parkinson's Disease Outpatients: A Pilot Study on Efficacy, Tolerability, and Quality of Life The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2006)
Objectives: This study evaluates the effects of sequential tui na massage, acupuncture, and instrument-delivered qigong for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) over a 6-month period. Design: Patients received weekly treatments, which included tui na massage ...
The Cost Effect of Newer Medication Adoption in an Older Medicaid Cohort Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2005)
OBJECTIVES: State Medicaid programs struggle with rapidly increasing expenditures for pharmaceuticals, and Medicare will likely face the same challenge. This article demonstrates how the adoption of newer drugs across diverse therapeutic classes contributed to one ...
Patterns of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Across Three Cohorts of Older Medicaid Recipients Annals of Pharmacotherapy (2005)
BACKGROUND Potentially inappropriate medication use is a serious quality concern, especially when it occurs in more vulnerable older adults or for extended durations. OBJECTIVE To characterize patterns of inappropriate medication use and duration among 3 ...
Comparison of the Association Between Disease Burden and Inappropriate Medication Use Across Three Cohorts of Older Adults The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (2004)
Use of potentially inappropriate medications is common in nursing facilities (NFs), in which frail older adults are particularly vulnerable to adverse drug effects. The community-dwelling elderly are generally healthier and have lower overall rates of ...
Blood Pressure Elevation with Rofecoxib in Older Adults Journal of Pharmacy Technology (2004)
Objective: To report blood pressure elevation associated with rofecoxib use in 2 older adults. Case Summaries: Two patients, aged 75 and 94 years, were prescribed rofecoxib for osteoarthritis pain. After the initiation of therapy, an ...
Pharmacologic Management by Clinical Pharmacists of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Nursing Home Residents: Results from a Pilot Study Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy (2003)
A pharmacist-based consulting service was developed for the pharmacologic management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in a nursing home setting. Patients were evaluated using the Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease (BEHAVE-AD) rating ...
Non-Refereed Journal Articles (1)
Magazine Articles (1)
An Open-Label Pilot Study of Transdermal Selegiline for Depression in Parkinson's Disease Patients Movement Disorders (2008)
Depression is one of the most common non-motor symptoms of PD with reported prevalence rates from 40 to 80%. Transdermal selegiline was recently approved for the treatment of depression. There have been no reports of ...
A Survey of Coenzyme Q10 Use in Parkinson's Disease Clinic Outpatients Movement Disorders (2005)
A recent study by Shults et al., reported a trend toward potentially slowing Parkinson’s disease progression with the use of higher dose coenzyme Q10. Two other studies have reported a high frequency of complementary and ...
Conference Presentations (2)
Poster Sessions (9)
Design of Organ-based Therapeutics Modules Using Mixed Pedagogies with a TBL/PBL Foundation American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting (2013)
The School of Pharmacy values the principle that students should become independent, lifelong learners. We believe integrated teaching to be the best vehicle for producing professionals who are servant-leaders with high standards. The Systems and ...
Asthma Knowledge, Adherence, and Administration Techniques in Hispanic Caregivers of Pediatrics Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session (2012)
7.5% of Hispanics in the United States suffer from asthma-related diseases, and Latino children are not as likely to use preventative asthma medications as compared with Caucasians. Educational interventions may reduce the number of visits ...