Jennifer D'Souza, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM

Associate Professor


Midwestern University
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Alumni Hall Suite 350
555 31st St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Office: (630) 515-6285
e-mail: jdsouz@midwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

B.S. Pharmacy Midwestern University 2002
Pharm.D. Pharmacy Midwestern University 2003

RESEARCH SUMMARY 

Current research project:

Evaluating the impact of pharmacist interventions on statin adherence.

Medication adherence is generally defined as the extent to which patients take medications as prescribed by their health care providers.  In order to achieve full benefit of many medications, a patient needs to follow prescribed treatment regimens closely. Medication nonadherence is a growing concern to health care providers, health care systems and payers because evidence suggests that non-adherence is associated with adverse outcomes and higher costs. This research is being performed to identify an efficient and effective practice model to improve medication adherence. Information gained from this study may help clinicians better understand reasons for medication non-adherence.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

D'Souza JJ. Diabetes Case Study. In Bennett M, Kliethermes MA, eds. How to Implement the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2015.

Cornell S, D'Souza JJ. Pharmacotherapy considerations in diabetes and obesity: setting patients up for success. Postgraduate Medicine.2014;126(2):1-10.

Cornell S, McKoy JM, Letassy N, Hass L, Boren SA, Fitzner KA, Quintana M, Fisher E, Ernst K, Hall M, D'Souza JJ, Sherr D. Taking medication in diabetes self-management: issues and recommendations for reducing barriers. Am J Pharm Benefits. 2011;3(5):263-271.

Padiyara RS, D'Souza JJ, Rihani RS. Clinical pharmacist intervention and the proportion of diabetes patients attaining prevention objectives in a multi-specialty medical group. J Manag Care Pharm. 2011;17(6):456-62