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Salisa Westrick Salisa Westrick
Department Head
Sterling Professor

Department: Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
033 James E. Foy Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: westrsc@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-8314
Fax: 334-844-8307

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., Pharmacy - Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), 1997
M.S., Training and Development - Illinois State, 2000
Ph.D., Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy - Wisconsin, 2004

A faculty member at the Harrison School of Pharmacy since 2004, Salisa Westrick, Ph.D., was selected as the Department Head for Health Outcomes Research and Policy in September, 2017.

Research Interests
The goal of my research is to advance pharmacy practice by enhancing pharmacy operations and facilitating adoption of patient care services. My primary research interests can be categorized into three areas: (a) effect of organizational and social factors on innovation adoption, sustainability, and abandonment of pharmacy-based patient-care services, (b) pharmacists’ roles in public health and primary care, and (c) program evaluation in health services.

Most of my research has been in the area of pharmacy-based immunization services ranging from adoption to sustainability to abandonment of immunization services. Currently, my studies focus on specific immunization services including Herpes Zoster, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and pneumococcal vaccines in community pharmacies. In addition, since 2013, I have partnered with Alabama's State Health Insurance Assistance Program to implement a Medicare outreach program by offering student-facilitated enrollment events for Medicare beneficiaries.

Further, through funding from Alabama Department of Senior Services, I am leading a project to increase the number of Medicare beneficiaries who enroll in low-income subsidy programs. I also serve as an Associate Editor for Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) since 2014.

For more information about Dr. Westrick’s research team, go to www.salisawestrick.com.

Current Funded Research
8/1/16 – 11/30/17
American Pharmacists Association and GSK
Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Adult Vaccination Rates
Role: PI

9/30/16 – 9/10/17
Alabama Department of Senior Services
Promoting Access to Community Resources for Medicare Population
Role: PI

11/1/15 – 9/30/17
Merck Investigator Studies Program
Impact of a multicomponent immunization intervention on pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccinations: A randomized controlled trial of community pharmacies in 2 states
Role: PI

Selected Publications
Westrick SC, Hohmann LA, McFarland S, Teeter BS, White KK, Hastings TJ. Parental acceptance of human papillomavirus vaccinations and community pharmacies as vaccination settings: A qualitative study in Alabama. Papillomavirus Research. 2017; 3: 24-29.

Westrick SC, Hastings T, McFarland S, Hohmann L, Hohmann N. How Do Pharmacists Assist Medicare Beneficiaries with Limited Income? A Cross Sectional Study of Community Pharmacies in Alabama. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. 2016; 22(9): 1039-1045.

Teeter BS, Fox BI, Garza KB, Harris SG, Nau DP, Owensby JK, Westrick SC. Community pharmacy owners’ views of star ratings and performance measurement: In-depth interviews. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2016; 56(5): 549-54.

Westrick SC, Owen J, Hagel H, Owensby JK, Lertpichitkul TL. Impact of the RxVaccinate Program for pharmacy-based pneumococcal immunization: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2016; 56(1): 29-36.

Garza KB, Williamson M, Stevenson L, Teeter BS, Zeek ML, Savoie M, Westrick SC. Patient vaccination education program through an introductory pharmacy practice experience. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2015; 7(6):764-70.

Westrick SC. Sleep Duration and Academic Performance Among Student Pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2015. 79(5). Article 63.

Hollingsworth JC, Teeter BS, Westrick SC. Evaluation of Student Outcomes After Participating in a Medicare Outreach Program. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 2015. 19(2): 139-54.

Wittayanukorn S, Westrick S, Hansen R, Billor N, Braxton-Lloyd K, Fox B, Garza K. Evaluation of Medication Therapy Management Services for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease in a Self-Insured Employer Health Plan. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2013; 19(5): 385-95.

Westrick SC, Kamal KM, Moczygemba LR, Breland ML, Heaton PC. Characteristics of Social and Administrative Sciences graduate programs and strategies for student recruitment and future faculty development in the United States. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2013; 9(1): 101-107.

Westrick SC. Pharmacy characteristics, vaccination service characteristics, and service expansion: An analysis of sustainers and new adopters. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2010; 50(1): 52-60.

Westrick's full list of publications

PYPC 5210 Pharmacy Practice Development, Management, and Evaluation I
PYPC 7820 Research Methods & Design in Health Sciences I
PYPC 7510: Health Services Delivery and Evaluation

Graduate Students Advised
Tessa Hastings. PhD Program. 2015 – Present.
Lindsey Hohmann. PhD Program. 2015 – Present.
Benjamin Teeter. Ph.D. Program. Graduated 2015.
Saranrat Wittayanukorn. M.S. Program. Graduated 2012.
Michelle Cannon-Breland. Ph.D. Program. Graduated 2011.

Last Updated: September 22, 2017