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, pharmacy services


  1. Gatwood, JD, Chisholm-Burns, M, Davis, R, Thomas, F, Potukuchi, P, Hung, A, Kovesdy, CP. Differences in health outcomes associated with initial adherence to oral antidiabetes medications among veterans with uncomplicated Type 2 diabetes: a 5-year survival analysis. Diabet Med, 2018.
  2. Gatwood, J, Hanley, R, Moore, JS, Hohmeier, K. Community pharmacist led, employer-based wellness services: A pilot study. Res Social Adm Pharm, 2018.
  3. Gatwood, J, Hohmeier, K, Farr, G, Eckel, S. A Comparison of Approaches to Student Pharmacist Business Planning in Pharmacy Practice Management. Am J Pharm Educ, 82 (5), 6279, 2018.
  4. Hohmeier, KC, Loomis, B, Gatwood, J. Consumer perceptions of and willingness-to-pay for point-of-care testing services in the community pharmacy. Res Social Adm Pharm, 14 (4), 360-366, 2018.
  5. Gatwood, JD, Chisholm-Burns, M, Davis, R, Thomas, F, Potukuchi, P, Hung, A, Kovesdy, CP. Disparities in Initial Oral Antidiabetic Medication Adherence Among Veterans with Incident Diabetes. J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 24 (4), 379-389, 2018.
  6. Surbhi, S, Graetz, I, Wan, JY, Gatwood, J, Bailey, JE. The Effect of Opioid Use and Mental Illness on Chronic Disease Medication Adherence in Superutilizers. J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 24 (3), 198-207, 2018.
  7. McFarland, MS, Lamb, K, Hughes, J, Thomas, A, Gatwood, J, Hathaway, J. Perceptions of Integration of the Clinical Pharmacist Into the PCMH Model by the PCMH Team. J Healthc Qual, 2017.
  8. Gatwood, JD, Johnson, J, Jerkins, B. Comparisons of Self-reported Glaucoma Medication Adherence With a New Wireless Device: A Pilot Study. J Glaucoma, 26 (11), 1056-1061, 2017.
  9. Gatwood, J, Gatwood, K, Gabre, E, Alexander, M. Impact of clinical pharmacists in outpatient oncology practices: A review. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 74 (19), 1549-1557, 2017.
  10. Chisholm-Burns, MA, Spivey, CA, Gatwood, J, Wiss, A, Hohmeier, K, Erickson, SR. Evaluation of racial and socioeconomic disparities in medication pricing and pharmacy access and services. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 74 (10), 653-668, 2017.
  11. Gatwood, J, Chisholm-Burns, M, Davis, R, Thomas, F, Potukuchi, P, Hung, A, Kovesdy, CP. Evidence of chronic kidney disease in veterans with incident diabetes mellitus. PLoS One, 13 (2), e0192712, 2017.
  12. Johnson, BH, Palmer, L, Gatwood, J, Lenhart, G, Kawai, K, Acosta, CJ. Healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with herpes zoster in the US. J Med Econ, 19 (10), 928-35, 2016.
  13. Chisholm-Burns, MA, Gatwood, J, Spivey, CA, Dickey, SE. Net Income of Pharmacy Faculty Compared to Community and Hospital Pharmacists. Am J Pharm Educ, 80 (7), 117, 2016.
  14. Hohmeier, KC, Gatwood, J. Toward Intrapreneurship in Pharmacy Education. Am J Pharm Educ, 80 (3), 53, 2016.
  15. Chisholm-Burns, MA, Gatwood, J, Spivey, CA, Dickey, SE. Break-Even Income Analysis of Pharmacy Graduates Compared to High School and College Graduates. Am J Pharm Educ, 80 (3), 44, 2016.
  16. Darby, A, Strum, MW, Holmes, E, Gatwood, J. A Review of Nutritional Tracking Mobile Applications for Diabetes Patient Use. Diabetes Technol Ther, 18 (3), 200-12, 2016.
  17. Gatwood, J, Graetz, I, Stepanski, E, Vidal, G, Schwartzberg, L. Prevalence And Reasons For Nonadherence To Aromatase Inhibitors In An Outpatient Oncology Clinic. Value Health, 18 (7), A467, 2015.
  18. Johnson, BH, Palmer, L, Gatwood, J, Lenhart, G, Kawai, K, Acosta, CJ. Annual incidence rates of herpes zoster among an immunocompetent population in the United States. BMC Infect Dis, 15, 502, 2015.
  19. Chisholm-Burns, MA, Gatwood, J, Spivey, CA. Economic Analysis of Obtaining a PharmD Degree and Career as a Pharmacist. Am J Pharm Educ, 79 (8), 117, 2015.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Gatwood, J, Bailey, JE. Improving medication adherence in hypercholesterolemia: challenges and solutions. Vasc Health Risk Manag, 10, 615-25, 2014.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Gatwood J, Erickson SR. Medication Adherence: The Search for Interventions that Work. Am J Manag Care, 16 (12), 925-926, 2010.