1990-1993 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Pharmacy Ph.D. 1993
1988-1989 University of Memphis, Memphis, TN Health Services Administration M.P.A. 1989
1983-1986 University of Tennessee - Memphis, Memphis, TN Pharmacy B.S. 1986
Social-behavioral theories are used to examine how older adults manage their medications and the roles of community and ambulatory pharmacists in influencing medication use, including public health issues. Medication-taking behaviors including adherence reporting and adverse drug events, particularly among older adults, are the focus of her research. Her most recent work with community pharmacists focused on their possible role in reducing unintended pregnancy. Dr. Farris brings qualitative and quantitative approaches to her work.
Karen B. Farris, Daniel Ashwood, Jennifer McIntosh, Natalie A. DiPietro, Nicole Monastersky Maderas, Sharon Cohen Landau, John Swegle , Orod Solemani*. Preventing unintended pregnancy: pharmacists’ roles in practice and policy via partnerships. J Am Pharm Assoc 2010;50:604-12.
Olayinka Oladimeji Shiyanbola, Karen B. Farris. Patient's concern beliefs in medicines and inappropriate prescriptions: risk factors for self-reported adverse drug events among older adults. Am J Geriat Pharmacother 2010;8:245-57.
Elizabeth John Unni, Karen B. Farris. Developing a new scale to measure self reported medication non-adherence. Research Soc Admin Pharm 2009, Available online 9 October 2009, doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2009.06.005.
Barry Carter, Karen B. Farris, Paul Abramowitz, David Weetman, Peter Kaboli, Jeffrey Dawson, Paul James, Alan Christensen, John Brooks. The Iowa Continuity of Care Study: Background and Methods. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2008 65:1631-42
Elizabeth J John, Theresa Vavra*, Karen Farris, Jay Currie, William Doucette, Brenna Button-Neumann^, Matt Osterhaus, Patty Kumbera, Tom Halterman, Tammy Bullock. Workplace-Based Cardiovascular Risk Management by Community Pharmacists: Impacton Blood Pressure and Lipid Level. Pharmacother 2006;26:1511-7.
Karen B. Farris. (Invited Peer-Reviewed Editorial) Relationships & responsibilities are critical to team care in medication management. Research Soc Admin Pharm, 2005; 1:369-74.