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Michelle A Chui, PharmD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Social & Administrative Sciences
Hammel-Sanders Distinguished Chair in Pharmacy Administration
Director | Sonderegger Research Center for Improved Medication Outcomes
PhD 2001 pharmacy administration, Purdue University
MS 1998 pharmacy administration, Purdue University
PharmD 1996 Creighton University
BA 1992 biological sciences, University of California, Davis

Medication safety, particularly in the outpatient setting, is a critical and pressing public health issue. Older adults, who take many prescription and OTC medications, are required to self-manage their complex medication regimen, frequently without family support and potentially with physical and cognitive impairment. As a result, adverse drug events are frequent, costly, and potentially life-threatening. The overall goal of my research stream is to improve medication safety in the outpatient setting. I take a systems approach and partner with health systems and community pharmacies to develop and evaluate interventions to reduce adverse drug events and improve safety.

I have published over 70 papers on medication safety topics ranging from the impact of technology implementation, to the effect of subjective workload, to barriers to health care provider collaboration. I have been funded by AHRQ to test a systems redesign intervention to improve OTC medication use (R18 HS024490, R18 HS027737) and to evaluate CancelRx, a health IT functionality to reduce medication discrepancies (R21 HS025793).

When I’m not working, I spend time with my husband, four children, and two dogs. I love to cook yummy meals, host potlucks in my backyard, and travel to interesting locales.

Complete list of published work in MyBibliography.