Current Graduate Student Research

Deepika Rao


  • Designing a patient-centered opioid misuse screening and brief intervention for the community pharmacy

Adati Tarfa

Master’s thesis

  • Exploring the Utilization of Community Pharmacists to Facilitate Linkage and Retention in Care of Patients with HIV


Yen-Ming Huang


  • Exploring the barriers and facilitators of medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes across different health literacy levels

Peer-reviewed published papers published from dissertation:

Master’s thesis

  • Association of health literacy and self-efficacy with medication adherence and diabetes control in people with type 2 diabetes

Peer-reviewed published papers published from thesis:

  • Huang Y, Shiyanbola OO, Hsun-Yu Chan. A Path Model Linking Health Literacy, Self-efficacy, Medication Adherence, and Glycemic Control. Patient Education and Counseling. 2018.
  • Huang Y, Shiyanbola OO, Smith P. The Association of Health Literacy and Medication Self-efficacy with Medication Adherence and Diabetes Control. Patient Preference and Adherence 2018; 12: 793-802. DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S153312, PMID: 29785094
  • Huang Y, Shiyanbola OO, Smith P, Hsun-Yu Chan. Quick screen of patient’s numeracy and document literacy skills: the factor structure of the Newest Vital Sign. Patient Preference and Adherence 2018; 12: 853- 859. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S165994, PMID: 29844661

Cameron Lanier

Master’s thesis

  • The Association of Patient Perception of Origin of Disease and its Relation to Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy, and Psychosocial Factors in Type II Diabetes