Assistant Professor
Clinical Pharmacy

Office: 193 POLK AVE
Tel: (615) 532-3403


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • M.P.H., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Public Health
  • B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Economics

Research Description

Research Interest/Specialty

My research focuses mainly on improving medication adherence in patients with chronic disease with a special interest in how mobile health techniques and tools may be applied during the treatment process. This includes examining both existing and emerging technologies that are mobile-based, those inclusive of sensors, and the exchange of information between patients and providers. I also have interest in using large databases to examine differences in outcomes and costs between similar therapies and how different cost mechanisms may impact ongoing medication use.

Research Keywords

mobile health, adherence, persistence, tailoring, value-based insurance design, health outcomes, cost analyses, pharmacy administration, database analyses, behavioral theory, health informatics


  1. Law, A, McCoy, M, Lynen, R, Curkendall, SM, Gatwood, J, Juneau, PL, Landsman-Blumberg, P. The prevalence of complications and healthcare costs during pregnancy. J Med Econ, 1-9, 2015.
  2. Law, A, McCoy, M, Lynen, R, Curkendall, SM, Gatwood, J, Juneau, PL, Landsman-Blumberg, P. Costs of Newborn Care Following Complications During Pregnancy and Delivery. Matern Child Health J, 2015.
  3. Gatwood, J, Bailey, JE. Improving medication adherence in hypercholesterolemia: challenges and solutions. Vasc Health Risk Manag, 10, 615-25, 2014.
  4. Gatwood, J, Gibson, TB, Chernew, ME, Farr, AM, Vogtmann, E, Fendrick, AM. Price elasticity and medication use: cost sharing across multiple clinical conditions. J Manag Care Pharm, 20 (11), 1102-7, 2014.
  5. Seshamani M, Vogtmann E, Gatwood J, Gibson TB, Scanlon D. Prevalence of complications from adult tonsillectomy and impact on health care expenditures. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 150, 574-581, 2014.
  6. Gatwood J, Balkrishnan R, Erickson SR, An LC, Piette JD, Farris KB. Addressing medication nonadherence by mobile phone: Development and delivery of tailored messages. Res Social Adm Pharm, 10 (6), 809-823, 2014.
  7. Gibson TB, Mahoney J, Lucas K, Heithoff K, Gatwood J. Value-based design and prescribing patterns. Am J Pharm Benefits, 5 (3), 113-120, 2013.
  8. Kaakeh R, Hutton DW, Funk K, Gatwood J, Chan B, Salah-Ud-Din M. Cost-effectiveness of three statin drug sample policies in post-myocardial infarction patients. Am J Pharm Benefits, 5 (2), e36-e45, 2013.
  9. Gibson TB, Driver VR, Wrobel JS, Christian JR, Bagalman E, DeFrancis R, Garoufalis MG, Carls GS, Gatwood J. Podiatrist care and outcomes for patients with diabetes and foot ulcer. Int Wound Journal, 11 (6), 641-648, 2013.
  10. Gibson TB, Fendrick AM, Gatwood J, Chernew ME. Gaps in treatment, treatment resumption, and cost-sharing. Am J Pharm Benefits, 4 (6), e159-e165, 2012.
  11. Gatwood J, Meltzer M, Messonnier M, Ortega-Sanchez I, Balkrishnan R, Prosser LA. Seasonal influenza vaccination of healthy, working-age adults: A systematic review of economic investigations. Drugs, 72 (1), 35-48, 2012.
  12. Gatwood J, Tungol A, Truong C, Kucukarslan S, Erickson SR. Prevalence and predictors of utilization of community pharmacy generic drug discount programs. J Manag Care Pharm, 17 (6), 449-455, 2011.
  13. Zheng K, Fear K, Chaffee BW, Zimmerman CR, Karls EM, Gatwood JD, Stevenson JG, Pearlman MD. Development and validation of a survey instrument for assessing prescribers’ perception of computerized drug-drug interaction alerts. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 18 (Supp 1), 51-61, 2011.
  14. Gatwood J, Erickson SR. Medication Adherence: The Search for Interventions that Work. Am J Manag Care, 16 (12), 925-926, 2010.