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Lori Ward, PhD

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Assistant Professor
(601) 815-9011


Dr. Lori M. Ward is a research assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, Department of Population Health Science. Dr. Ward earned a dual-title PhD in Pharmacy Administration (Health Outcomes Research) and Gerontology from Purdue University. She received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry with a biochemical concentration from Tennessee State University and a master of science degree in pharmaceutical sciences with a specialization in pharmacoeconomics/health outcomes research from Florida A&M University.

Research interests

  • Access to care
  • Health care resource utilization
  • Medication adherence in underserved populations

Recent publications

  • Ward LM, Thomas III J. Patient Perceptions of Physicians and Medication Adherence Among Older Adults with Hypertension. Journal of Aging and Health. (submitted)
  • Rosenthal MM, Ward LM, Teng J, Haines S. Weight management counseling¬†among community pharmacists: a scoping review. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. May 6, 2018. Epub ahead of print.
  • Rong Y, Ward LM, Haines S, Rosenthal MM. "Pharmacists' Perceptions of Feasibility and Development of a Weight Management Program for Implementation in Community Pharmacies. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. May 3, 2018. Epub ahead of print.
  • Haines S, Rosenthal M, Ward LM. Go BIG! Recommending Large Behavior Changes to Prevent Weight Gain. iForumRx The Evidence that Informs Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice. Published on July 17, 2016. http://www.iforumrx.org/node