Alan J. Zillich, PharmD
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Purdue University
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Dr. Zillich is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Purdue University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Practice. He is a Core Investigator in the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice and a Research Scientist in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research. He currently holds a HSR&D Career Development Award (CDA) to examine factors associated with evidence-based medication prescribing in VA primary care.
Dr. Zillich's broad research interest is in the integration of pharmacy services in the health care system and developing and evaluating models of pharmaceutical care. He studies (1) the roles of professional collaborative relationships between pharmacists and other health care providers; (2) the effectiveness of pharmacy-based services on improved medication prescribing, patient safety, and patient health outcomes, and (3) methods to improve prescribing and utilization of medications. Dr. Zillich current and future cancer-related research goals include development and testing of interventions which increase the provision of tobacco cessation education and counseling among healthcare professionals. More specifically, he is particularly interested in interventions which target improving tobacco cessation counseling among pharmacists and pharmacies.
I. VA HSR&D 11/01/2007 - 10/31/2012
"Implementation Strategies to Improve Prescribing of Pharmaceuticals" (PI)
The goal of this career development award is to examine implementation strategies that improve the prescribing of medications and facilitate the development of Dr. Zillich to become an independent research scientist.
II. VA HSR&D 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011
"Redesigning Medication Alerts to Support Prescriber Workflow" (PI: Alissa Russ)
This study will investigate whether software interface redesigns can effectively overcome common workflow barriers associated with the use of computerized medication alerts. Role: Co-Investigator.
III. NIH-R01 06/01/2008 - 05/31/2011
"Ask, Advise, Refer: Promoting Pharmacy-based Referrals to Tobacco Quit Lines" (PI: Karen Hudmon)
This application aims to evaluate the impact of two pharmacy-based interventions to promote patient referrals to tobacco quit lines. Role: Co-Investigator.
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- McBane S, Trewet CB, Nadra Havican SN, Kiser K, Klingel C, Riche DM, Sease JM, Nau DP, Zillich AJ. Tenets for Developing Quality Measures for Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Services. Pharmacotherapy 2011, epub ahead of print: http://www.accp.com/docs/positions/whitePapers/ClinPracAffrsB2010WPaper.pdf.
- Gonzalvo JD, Zillich AJ. Accuracy of Automated Community Pharmacy-Based Blood Pressure Devices. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association. 2011: In press.
- Bex SD, Boldt AS, Needham SB, Bolf SM, Walston CM, Ramsey DC, Schmelz AN, Zillich AJ. Effectiveness of a Hypertension Care Management Program Provided by Clinical Pharmacists for
Veterans. Pharmacotherapy 2011;31(1):31-38.
- Schmelz AN, Nixon B, McDaniel A, Hudmon KS, DrPH, Zillich AJ. Evaluation of an Online Tobacco Cessation Course for Health-Professional Students. Am J Pharm Edu. 2010; 74(2): Article 36.
- Russ AL, Saleem JJ, McManus MS, Frankel, RM, Zillich AJ. The Workflow of Computerized Medication Ordering in Primary Care is Not Prescriptive. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting 2010:840-844.
- Roth AM, Ackermann RT, Downs SM, Downs AM, Zillich AJ, Holmes AM, Katz BP, Murray MD, Inui TS. The Structure and Content of Telephonic Scripts Found Useful in a Medicaid Chronic Disease Management Program. Chronic Illness. 2010;6:83-88.
- Zillich AJ, Hudmon KS, Damush T. Tobacco Use and Cessation Among Veterans Recovering from Stroke or TIA – A Qualitative Assessment and Implications for Rehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2010;17(2):140-149.
- Snyder ME, Zillich AJ, Primack BA, Rice K, Somma-McGivney MA, Pringle JL, Smith RB. Exploring Successful Community Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative Working Relationships Using Mixed Methods. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2010;6:307-323.
- Russ AL, Zillich AJ, McManus MS, Doebbeling BN, Saleem JJ. A Human Factors Investigation of Medication Alerts: Barriers to Prescriber Decision-Making and Clinical Workflow. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). 2009: 548-552.
- Russ AL, Saleem JJ, McManus MS, Zillich AJ, Doebbeling, BN. Computerized Medication Alerts and Prescriber Mental Models: Observing Routine Patient Care. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting. 2009: 655-659.
- Katz BP, Holmes AM, Stump TE, Downs SM, Zillich AJ, Ackermann RT, Inui TS. The Indiana Chronic Disease Management Program's Impact on Medicaid Claims: A Longitudinal, Statewide Evaluation. Medical Care. 2009; 47:154-160.
- Zillich AJ, Shay K, Hyduke B, Emmendorfer TR, Mellow AM, Counsell SR, Supiano MA,
Woodbridge P, Reeves P. Quality Improvement Toward Decreasing High Risk Medications for Older Veteran Outpatients. Journal of the American Geriatric Society: 2008;56:1299-1305.
- Zillich AJ, Ackermann RT, Stump TE, Ambuehl RJ, Downs SM, Holmes AM, Katz B, Inui TS. An
Evaluation of Educational Outreach to Improve Evidence-Based Prescribing in Medicaid: A Cautionary Tale. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice: 2008;14:854-860.
- Zillich AJ, Milchak JL, Carter BL, Doucette WR. Utility of a Questionnaire to Measure Physician/Pharmacist Collaborative Relationships. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association 2006;46:453-458.
- Zillich AJ, Sutherland JM, Kumbera PK, Carter BL. Hypertension Outcomes through blood pressure Monitoring and Evaluation by pharmacists (HOME study). Journal of General Internal Medicine 2005;20(12):1091-1096.