Harrison School of Pharmacy
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Degree Program: Ph.D., Health Outcomes Research and Policy
My scholarly focus is on the use of behavioral economics as an aid in changing health behaviors (e.g., medication adherence, enhanced physical activity, healthy eating) and as a resource for education of patients and future healthcare practitioners. In particular my dissertation is focused on understanding what impact behavioral economics-based interventions may have on enhancing medication adherence. My study, funded via a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education, is a longitudinal, randomized controlled trial aiming to determine whether commitment devices, such as incentivized commitment contracts, can motivate participants to be adherent to their prescribed antihypertensive or antihyperlipidemic medications and which type of incentive (financial or social) is most effective.
Last Updated: August 4, 2016