Research interests include medication use in adolescents and young adults, technology use and game-based learning, developing medication safety innovations in adolescent health care, and pharmacist-led interventions in medication management.
John Dopp, Associate Professor (CHS) and Vice Chair
Clinical practice: Treatment of sleep disorders and management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Identification and management of sleep problems in college athletes.
Research Interests: Mechanisms for cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and identification of interventions and therapies to minimize and prevent cardiovascular complications.
Research Interests: Transcriptional control of neuroprotective genes and prevention of neurodegeneration in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and neuromuscular disease. A focus on dysfunctional proteostasis in disease progression and viral-mediated delivery of protective genes to the brain.
Clinical Practice: Primary Care/Ambulatory Care Clinic Practice
Research Interests: Evaluation and expansion of interprofessional service models using dissemination science to incorporate pharmacists as patient care providers. Education-based research involving evaluation of thematic curricular pathways to best position students for success post-graduation.
Deepika is currently working on conducting research studying the roles of pharmacists in prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Research topics of interest include dissemination and implementation sciences in pharmacy, patient-centered intervention development, pharmacy-based screening for misuse behaviors, stigma towards substance use disorders in pharmacy.
Research Interests: Dr. Schmitz’s translational research program focuses on optimizing therapies, particularly cannabinoids, for neurologic conditions by investigating pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, exposure-response, safety and efficacy.
Research Interests: Eva works with members of under-resourced communities to identify health issues that are important to their community, with the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.
Research Interests: Synaptic plasticity in substance use and major depressive disorders; Development of antibodies against cannabinoids, opioids, sedative-hypnotics, and classical psychedelics; Immunologic biomarkers of drug use; Implementation of novel psychiatric treatments, including vaccine-based approaches and medication-assisted psychotherapy