My Research Contributions ...

My research program applies various organizational theories and management principles with the goal to optimize organizational performance through innovation adoption. My research programs can be classified into two areas: access to care among older adults and innovation adoption.

Current Research

The Untold story of pharmacy-based COVID-19 immunization services
This study is conducted in partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham through their NIH/NHLBI funded CEAL study. We interviewed community pharmacists to explore strategies used to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake and enhance pharmacy efficiency.
Promoting access to community resources for Medicare population
This project is supported by Alabama Department of Senior Services. We created a pharmacy network to help identify Medicare patients with limited income who are potentially qualified to receive governmental sponsored subsidy programs. In summer 2022, we launched a small study to assess effectiveness of educational materials on preventive services on Medicare beneficiaries' intention to use preventive services.
Enhancing implementation of immunization practice standards among community pharmacies
We collaborate with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) in this CDC-funded study to provide a series of education al programs related to: immunization clinical recommendations, storage, documentations and emergency preparedness.
A Shot for Alabama
This project was funded by Alabama Department of Public Health with the goal to increase COVID-19 immunization uptake and reduce adverse effects from COVID-19. My role in this project was to conduct needs assessment and convene community stakeholders with the goal to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in rural Alabama counties.
Senior Medicare Patrol Program
With the supported from Alabama Department of Senior Services, we disseminate information about recent fraud cases to community pharmacies so that they can help educate the public about fraud prevention.
Creating a research-based rural pharmacy network
Together with researchers across 7 southeastern states we created a partnership with over 100 community pharmacies in rural counties with the goal to facilitate pharmacy-based research studies that focus to enhance health outcomes of rural residents.