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Eric A Wright, Pharm.D., BCPS

Senior Investigator

Co-Director, Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University


LOCATION(S)

Center for Health Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-714-6633
Fax: (570) 714-6611
ewright2@geisinger.edu

EDUCATION

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, 1998
Pharmacy Practice Residency, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 1999
Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2015


RESEARCH FOCUS

Outcomes, Health Information Technology


EXPERTISE

Medication Adherence, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Transitions of Care, Medication Disposal


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Wright is a senior investigator (professor), co-director of the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes and adjunct professor within the department of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University. Dr. Wright has taken his years of experience managing patients with chronic complex conditions within the veteran population to research focused on evaluating health outcomes and developing innovative delivery of health services. Dr. Wright’s research leverages technology to assist with recognizing and addressing medication adherence barriers and gaps in care. He is the principal investigator on an NACDS Foundation –supported grant studying new ways to combat medication non-adherence during the transitions of care by linking inpatient pharmacists to community pharmacists. In partnership with Merck, he directs a project designed to address medication non-adherence through a web-application launched from the electronic health record.  Dr. Wright also leads a multidisciplinary coalition dedicated to reducing the impact of unused, unwanted and expired medications on public health (namely, drug addiction) and the environment through improved community awareness and increased convenience of proper medication disposal.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Fischer MA, Jones JB, Wright EA, VanLoan RP, Xie J, Gallagher L, Wurst AM, Shrank WH. (2015, Feb). A Randomized Telephone Intervention Trial to Reduce Primary Medication Nonadherence. J Manag Care Pharm , 21(2),124-31.   

Wright EA,Darer J, Tang X, Thompson J, Tusing L, Fossa A, Delbanco T, Ngo L, Walker J. (2015, Oct). Sharing Physician Notes Through an Electronic Portal is Associated With Improved Medication Adherence: Quasi-Experimental Study. J Med Internet Res , 17(10)e226.   

Zachariah JP, McNeal CJ, Copeland LA, Fang-Hollingsworth Y, Stock EM, Sun F, Song JJ, Gregory ST, Tom JO, Wright EA, VanWormer JJ, Cassidy-Bushrow AE.. (2015, Sept-Oct). Temporal trends in lipid screening and therapy among youth from 2002 to 2012.. J Clin Lipidol , 9(5Suppl) S77-87.   

Wright EA, Brown B, Gettig J, Martello JL, McClendon KS, Smith KM, Teeters J, Ulbrich TR, Wegrzyn N, Bradley-Baker LR. (2014, Aug.). Teaching and Learning Curriculum Programs: Recommendations for Postgraduate Pharmacy Experiences in Education. Am J Health-Sys Pharm , 71(15):1292-1302.   

McNeal CJ, Zachariah JP Gregory S, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Wilson DP, Tom JO, VanWormer JJ, Wright EA, Copeland LA. (2014, June). Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Improve Lipid Screening in Youth. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports , 8(393), 1-7 .   


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