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Natalie Hohmann

Degree Program: Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Anticipated Graduation: August, 2019
Advisor: Dr. Kimberly B. Garza, Pharm.D., MBA, Ph.D.
Email: nsh0010@auburn.edu

Education, Training, and Licenses:

B.S., Cell and Developmental Biology - University of California Santa Barbara, 2008
Pharm.D. - University of California San Diego, 2012
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Certified - American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 2014
R.Ph. - California 67952, Nevada 18977

Research Areas:

  • Fall Prevention
  • Patient Preferences
  • Health Communication
  • Value Assessment
  • Decision Tools


After graduating with my Pharm.D. in 2012, I went on to clinical practice in community pharmacy for several years, where I gained experience with Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and enjoyed working directly with patients. I also worked as a medical writer/editor for Wellaho-Sanitas, Inc., a San Diego-based drug information company geared towards patients with chronic diseases. I wanted to reach patients at a broader level and decided that pursuing a PhD in Health Outcomes Research would be the best way to do this. I joined Auburn University’s Health Outcomes Research and Policy Department (HORP) in Fall 2015 as a Ph.D. student.

I am interested in improving quality of care for older adults by finding ways to help patients, providers, and payers make better healthcare decisions and manage health risks. The title of my dissertation is: “Incorporating Patient Input into Value-based Community Fall Prevention for Older Adults.” My goal is to enter academia after graduation.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Hohmann N, Hansen R, Garza KB, Harris I, Kiptanui Z, Qian J. Association between increasing generic drug use and Medicare Part D prescription plan star ratings. Value in Health. 2018. [In press]
  • Hansen RA, Hohmann N, Maciejewski ML, Domino ME, Ray N, Mahendraratnam N, Farley Joel F. Continuity of medication management as a predictor of health outcomes in patients with schizophrenia and comorbid cardiometabolic conditions. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 2018;9(1):13-20.
  • Westrick SC, Hastings TJ, McFarland SJ, Hohmann LA, Hohmann NS. 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.
  • Hohmann N, Hohmann L, Kruse M. The impact of combined use of fall-risk medications and antithrombotics on injury severity and intracranial hemorrhage among older trauma patients. Geriatric Nursing. 2014;35(1):20-25.

Last Updated: May 2, 2018