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Catherine Cooke

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Cooke is a board-certified pharmacist with experience in the clinical, business, and research arenas of different health care settings. She has provided direct patient care in ambulatory care environments for patients with chronic medically managed diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and other prevalent conditions found in primary care populations. With the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, she has also provided medication therapy management (MTM), completing comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) for eligible Medicare beneficiaries. In addition to direct patient care, she has published research on primary non-adherence and continues to study ways to improve patient-centered outcomes. Her work with Dr. Brandt and others at the School’s Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging focuses on the quality of medication-related care for older adults. In collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we were able to refine the Standardized Format (i.e., summary document that a patient receives after a CMR), and evaluate it in real-world settings after it was mandated for use in January 2013. Additional quality initiatives at the Lamy Center include the integration of medication-related information within healthcare practices through the use of health information technology (HIT) standards and systems and assisting with the development and implementation of metrics to improve medication-use for older adults.

Research Interest

Medication Adherence, Managed Pharmacy Care, Practice Models.

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