Thomas Buckley, MPH, RPh

Associate Clinical Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

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.


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

Recent/Selected Publications

Research Gate

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