Research

Current and recent Research

Research initiatives within the Center focus on interprofessional education, employee well-being, and community partnerships. Recent and current projects and publications include the following:

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Lenz TL, Heinneman L, Black L, White N, Costanzo C, Allensworth C. Creighton University Interprofessonal Health and Wellness. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sub-Award. July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. $3000 

Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Reduction Program (CV/DMRRP)

The Creighton Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Reduction Program (CV/DMRRP) is an innovative project designed to improve employee wellness. The CV/DMRRP uses an interprofessional health care team approach to deliver the program. The fundamental tenet of the CV/DMRRP is to care for the whole individual on an ongoing basis.

The outcomes obtained from the Creighton CV/DMRRP may be applicable to others and therefore, it is important to share the program information through publications.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Manuscripts

Gillespie ND, Lenz TL, Skrabal MZ, Faulkner MA, Skradski JJ, Southard LA, Popken DE. Results from a comparison of several cardiovascular risk calculators in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2013 (accepted and in press).

Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Monaghan MS. Finding employees with undiagnosed diabetes. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2013 (accepted and in press).

Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skradski JJ, Viereck LK, Packard KA, Monaghan MS. Development of a Composite Lifestyle Index and Its Relationship to Quality of Life Improvement: The CLI Pilot Study. ISRN Preventive Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 481030, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.5402/2013/481030
Lenz TL, Johnson KL, White ND, Coleman AW. Blood pressure outcomes from a pharmacist-run, lifestyle medicine program in an employee health setting. International Journal of Pharmacy and Integrated Life Sciences. 2012;1(1): 8-17.

Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skrabal MZ, Faulkner MA, Skradski JJ, Qi Y, Coleman AW. Health-related quality of life impact in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program. Innovations in Pharmacy. 2012;3(4):Article 94.

Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Faulkner MA, Skrabal MZ, Skradski JJ, Qi Y, Larson JC. Lifestyle medicine-related cardiovascular risk factor changes in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program. Innovation in Pharmacy. 2012;3(4): Article 93.

McKenzie MC, Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skradski JJ. Medication adherence improvements in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program. Innovation in Pharmacy. 2012;3(4): Article 92.

Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skrabal MZ, Faulkner MA, Skradski JJ, Ferguson LA, Pagenkemper JJ, Moore GA, Jorgensen D. Using employee experts to offer an interprofessional diabetes risk reduction program to fellow employees. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2012; Early online: 1-3. doi:10.3109/13561820.2012.721816

Gillespie ND, Lenz TL. Development of a novel lifestyle medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience elective. Innovations in Pharmacy. 2012;3(1) Article 64.

Lenz TL, Monaghan MS. A pay-for-performance model of medication therapy management in pharmacy practice. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2011;51(3):425-431.

Lenz TL, Monaghan MS. Implementing lifestyle medicine with MTM services to improve patient-centered health care. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2011;51(2):184-188.

Gillespie ND, Lenz TL. Implementation of a tool to modify behavior in a chronic disease management program. Advances in Preventive Medicine. 2011; Article ID 215842, 5 pages. Doi:10.4061/2011/215842. Available at:
http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/apm/2011/215842/

Lenz TL, Skradski J, Skrabal MZ, Ferguson L, Monaghan MS. A lifestyle medicine clinic in a community pharmacy setting. Innovations in Pharmacy. 2010;1(1) Article 3:1-12.

Peer-Reviewed Educational Publications

Lenz TL. Template to design a patient centered wellness program. Prevention Education Resource Center. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. February 29, 2008. Revised June 11, 2008. Available at:
http://www.teachprevention.org/

Lenz TL, Monaghan MS. Implementing lifestyle interventions into clinical practice. Prevention Education Resource Center. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. June 6, 2008. Available at: http://www.teachprevention.org/

Books and Educational Materials

Lenz TL. Lifestyle Medicine Case Study Workbook. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-7-5

Lenz TL. Healthy Lifestyle Activities. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-5-1

Lenz TL. Nutrition & Physical Activity Journal. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-1-3

Lenz TL. Lifestyle Journal. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-0-6

Lenz TL. Lifestyle is Medicine - for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. Prevention Publishing. 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-2-0
Lenz TL. Lifestyle is Medicine - for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Prevention Publishing. 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-3-7

Lenz TL. Lifestyle is Medicine - for the treatment of Diabetes. Prevention Publishing. 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-4-4

Non-Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Lenz TL. Implementing Lifestyle Medicine Guidelines into Pharmacy Practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(2):116-118.

Lenz TL. Developing a Lifestyle Medicine Toolbox to Promote Health Behavior Change. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2011;5(3):232-235.

Lenz TL. Using Behavior Change Questionnaires to Tailor Personalized Health Communications in Pharmacy Practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2011;5(2):130-132.

Lenz TL. Combining lifestyle medicine with medication therapy management services in a community pharmacy setting. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2010;4(6):484-487.

Lenz TL. The Ambulatist: A Health Care Professional Specializing in Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Disease Care Coordination. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2010;4(2):134-137.

Non-Peer Reviewed Letters

Lenz TL. Employee health: a prime opportunity for pharmacists. Am J Pharm Educ 2013 (accepted and in press).

Wilson AF, Lenz TL, Monaghan MS. Making your pharmacy practice department ?In-dispense-able.? Am J Pharm Educ 2011;75(6):Article 123.