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Ben Teeter Benjamin Teeter
Degree Program: Ph.D., Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Advisor: Salisa Westrick, Ph.D.
Email: teetebs@auburn.edu

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., Public Health - Indiana, 2009
M.S., Pharmacy Care Systems - Auburn, 2012

Research Areas:

  • Effects of social and behavioral factors on participation in organizational quality improvement
  • Impact of pharmacy on improvement of public health
  • Adoption, implementation, and sustainability of innovative patient care services in pharmacies

My scholarly interests revolve around decision making in pharmacy and the improvement of public health through the provision of patient care services in pharmacies. Specifically, how decisions are made by leaders in pharmacy organizations to move toward a value-driven health care system and improve quality of care. My dissertation utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to focus on the organizational factors, such as transformational leadership and participation in quality improvement initiatives, associated with high performance on quality metrics. I plan to continue my research in the area of organizational decision making and promote the role of the pharmacist in health care in my classroom and the community.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Garza, K.B., Williamson, M.A., Stevenson, T.L., Teeter, B.S., Zeek, M.L., Savoie, M. & Westrick, S.C. (Under Review). Patient vaccination education program through an IPPE: Assessment of students' outcomes and preceptors' feedback. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Hollingsworth, J.C., Teeter, B.S. & Westrick, S.C. (Accepted). Evaluation of student outcomes after participating in a Medicare outreach program. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

Teeter, B.S., Garza, K.B., Stevenson, T.L., Williamson, M.A., Zeek, M.L. & Westrick, S.C. (2014). Factors associated with herpes zoster vaccination status and acceptance of vaccine recommendation in community pharmacies. Vaccine. 32(43), 5749-5754. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.08.040

Teeter, B.S. & Kavookjian, J. (2014). Telephone-based motivational interviewing for medication adherence: a systematic review. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0270-3

Hansen, R.A., Zeng, P., Ryan, P., Gao, J., Sonawane, K., Teeter, B.S., Westrich, K. & Dubois, R. (2014). Exploration of heterogeneity in distributed research network drug safety analyses. Res Synth Method. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1121

Teeter, B.S., Westrick, S.C., Braxton-Lloyd, K., Armenakis, A. & Fox, B.I. (2014). Adoption of a biometric screening service in community pharmacies: a qualitative study. J Am Pharm Assoc. 54(3), 258-266. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2014.13203

Garza, K.B., Westrick, SC, Teeter, B.S., Stevenson, T.L. (2013). Incorporating Hypertensive Patient Education on Salt Intake into an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience. Am J Pharm Educ. 77(9) article 199.

Published Book Chapters
Westrick, S.C. & Teeter, B.S. (Under Review). Organizational Change. In N.M. Rickles, A.I. Wertheimer & M.C. Smith (Eds.), Social and behavioral aspects of pharmaceutical care, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Teeter, B.S. & Westrick, S.C. (2012). Marketing Applications. In S.P. Desselle, D.P. Zgarrick & G.L. Alston (Eds.), Pharmacy management: essentials for all practice settings, 3rd ed (pp. 405-426). New York: McGraw-Hill.


Last Updated: March 8, 2017