Nate Rickles, Pharm.D., Ph.D. joined the UConn School of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in August 2016 and is a CPHHP affiliate.
His research focus is on developing, implementing, and evaluating intervention programs that improve pharmacist collaboration with other health professionals and patients with a goal to improve medication adherence, patient safety, and other clinical and humanistic outcomes. He currently has a grant with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to explore community pharmacy's role in medication adherence interventions among people with major depression. He is particularly interested in how community pharmacists can improve medication use outcomes among vulnerable populations including older adults, those with mental illness, and substance abuse disorders, and other groups at high risk for health disparities. He is also using secondary data analysis to evaluate medication adherence at the population and policy level as well as exploring the use of technology to improve safe medication use. He is lead editor of the recent third edition of the textbook, <u>Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice</u> (Kendall Hunt Publishers).
His teaching interests include health communication, health behavior change/health promotion, sociology of mental illness, and research design/methods. He is working with Drs. Rob Aseltine and Sara Wakai to develop research collaborations and funding opportunities.
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