I have clinical and research interests in medication safety, especially adverse events, and drug-drug interactions, evidence-based medicine, formulary management, and diabetes management.
I have research interests in active learning strategies and activities/courses that promote systematic and critical thinking skills. In collaboration with a colleague, I developed an advanced diabetes elective that employed active learning strategies and use of observed, structured clinical examinations in lieu of didactic lectures and short answer or multiple-choice examinations. I used lecture outlines and mini-learning activities in lieu of didactic lectures in a required drug information course. Through teaching drug literature evaluation courses, I have utilized several methods to enhance journal club participation and to focus on critique of the literature using a modified team-based learning model. I have also developed and delivered an elective in case-based learning using rural hospital peer review cases and teleconferences. Students reviewed a patient’s hospital stay, presented the case to me, and then presented the case to physicians and nurses during a teleconference.