Thomas Buckley, MPH, RPh

Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy (Principal Investigator)


Research Overview

Research projects of interest include those related to pharmacy practice and public health. Although the two areas are connected in much of my research, specific areas of pharmacy practice includes outcomes research for medication therapy management (MTM), pharmacy practice policy initiatives related to health reform implementation, and behavioral health issues related to medication management. Within the area of public health, research relates to immigrant/refugee health care, trauma-informed care, access to care issues and policy implications. Current research projects include collaborations with the Dept of Public Health (DPH) on multiple CDC grants: a pending grant submission on chronic disease and the delivery of MTM services in community pharmacies, and a current project utilizing community pharmacists to improve immunization rates in health disparate communities. Other current grant submissions include collaborations with a community-based organization to create and sustain a Cambodian American medical home program which includes pharmacists providing MTM services, health promotion and disease prevention activities. An additional grant submission involves use of collaborative drug therapy management protocols developed between credentialed pharmacists and physicians and partners the pharmacist with a community health worker to deliver MTM services that includes protocol-driven therapy. All of these current grant projects or submissions are similar to previous grant projects on MTM services specifically delivered to racially and ethnically specific underserved communities. These included face-to-face services and unique telemedicine services partnering pharmacists with community health workers and patients across the country. Additional research projects included community pharmacy medication adherence projects utilizing motivational interviewing, and health promotion and clinical service projects with patients who are victims of torture or trauma.

Education

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy – B.S. 1982
University of Connecticut – M.P.H. 1994

Featured Publications

Buckley TE. Cultural competency: How to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. Drug Topics, July 2012: 24-33.

Sobieraj DM, Buckley TE, Scarpa JL. MTM Services Within Community Health Centers. The Mental Health Clinician. August 2011. http://cpnp.org/resource/mhc/2011/08/mtm-services-within-community-health-centers.

Buckley TE. Chronic Emergency: Delivering Health Care in a 50-year Civil War.Pharmacy Journal of New England 2008; Vol 5, 2:16-18, 30-32.

Possidente CJ, Anzisi, L, Buckley TE, Algozzine TW, Weathermon R. Pharmacists’ Activities Supporting Medication Adherence: A Regional Survey. J Am Pharm Assoc 2005; 45:743-745.

Cioffi ST, Caron MF, Kalus JS, Hill P, Buckley TE. Glycosylated Hemoglobin, Cardiovascular, and Renal Outcomes in a Pharmacist-Managed Clinic. Ann Pharmacother 2004; 38:771-775.

Kuo GM, Buckley TE, Fitzsimmons DS, Steinbauer JR. Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Services and Reimbursement in a Family Medicine Clinic. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2004; 61:343-54.

Pescatello LS, Nadal E, Buckley TE, Leach CH. The Influence of Beta Blockade on Exercise Performance. Medicine, Exercise, Nutrition and Health 1995; 4:77-92.

Otto C, Buckley T. Health Care Reform Chapter. Introduction to Health Care Delivery. A Primer for Pharmacists., 5th edition. Jones and Bartlett, 2012.

Buckley T. Appendix: Effects of Medications on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Electrocardiogram, and Exercise Capacity. Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th edition. American College of Sports Medicine, 2012.

The Continuing Health Crisis in the Cambodian American Community, Report 2012.National Cambodian American Health Initiative. January 2013.

Buckley TE. Eliminating Barriers to Care: Using Technology to Provide Medication Therapy Management to the Underserved–A Center for Technology and Aging Grant Program. Available at:http://www.techandaging.org/eMTM_Connecticut_Pharmacists_Foundation_Case_Study.pdf

Contact Information
Emailthomas.e.buckley@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.2132
Mailing AddressSchool of Pharmacy
69 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3092
(Pharmacy-Biology Building, PBB)
Storrs, CT 06269-3092