Thomas L. Lenz, PharmD
Thomas L. Lenz, PharmD

Thomas L. Lenz, PharmD

Professor
Chair, Bachelor of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management
Chair, Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching
Director, Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Reduction Program
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Exercise Sciences, Creighton University, 1992
  • Master of Arts, Exercise Sciences, University of Nebraska Omaha, 1995
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University, 1999
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Research, Creighton University, 2001
  • Master of Arts, Medical Anthropology, Creighton University, 2017

Certifications

American College of Sports Medicine / National Physical Activity Society (ACSM/NPAS) Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist. Certification Number: 1008999, Certification Date: November 5, 2008 (Renewal Date: November 21, 2012), Recertification Due Date: December 31, 2015.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Lenz TL. Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Diseases. Omaha. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-6-8., Prevention Publishing, 2013
  • Lenz TL. Exercise and Drug Interactions. Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. Rippe JM, Ed. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, CA. February 2012.1:414-417. ISBN-13: 978-1-4129502-3-7., Sage, 414-417, 2012
  • Lenz TL. Healthy Lifestyle Activities. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-5-1., Prevention Publishing, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Nutrition & Physical Activity Diary. Prevention Publishing. Omaha. ISBN-13: 978-0-9825044-1-3., Prevention Publishing, 2011

Articles

  • Lenz TL. Documenting lifestyle medicine activities., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 8(4), 242-243, 2014
  • Lenz TL. Developing lifestyle medicine tools from psychological theories., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 8(1), 28-30, 2014
  • Ling, Hua, Lenz, Thomas L., Burns, Tammy L., Hilleman, Daniel E. Reducing the Risk of Obesity: Defining the Role of Weight Loss Drugs, Pharmacotherapy, 33, 1308-1321, 2013
  • White, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Smith, Katherine Tool guide for lifestyle behavior change in a cardiovascular risk reduction program, Psychology Research & Behavior Management, 6, 55-63, 2013
  • Lenz, Thomas L. Employee Health: A Prime Opportunity for Pharmacists, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77, 40, 2013
  • White, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Skrabal, Maryann Z., Faulkner, Michele A., Skradski, Jessica J., Southard, Leslie A., Popken, Derek E. Comparison of cardiovascular risk calculation tools in pharmacy practice, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 53, 408-413, 2013
  • 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. Article ID 481030, 10.5402/2013/481030., ISRN Preventive Medicine, 2013, 7 pages, 2013
  • Lenz TL. Pharmacists improving health at the worksite., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7(6), 382-384, 2013
  • Lenz TL. Prevalence of medication use in children for cardiometabolic risk reduction., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7(5), 310-312, 2013
  • Lenz TL. Drug-alcohol interactions., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7(4), 250-252, 2013
  • White ND, Lenz TL. Drug-induced photosensitivity and the major culprits., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7(3), 189-191, 2013
  • Lenz TL. A pharmacological/physiological comparison of metformin and exercise., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7(2), 181-120, 2013
  • Lenz TL. White Paper: The Creighton cardiovascular and diabetes risk reduction program: A pharmacists-lead interprofessional employee health program. Outcomes at one year. Available at: http://preventionpublishing.com/., Prevention Publishing, 2013
  • Lenz TL. Employee health: a prime opportunity for pharmacists., American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(2), 40, 2013
  • Gillespie, N. D., Lenz, T. L. Resveratrol: benefits on aging and heart disease., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6, 390-392, 2012
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, M. A., Skradski, J. J., Ferguson, L. A., Pagenkemper, J. J., Moore, G. A., Jorgensen, D. Using employee experts to offer an interprofessional diabetes risk reduction program to fellow employees, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2012
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, Michele A., Qi, Yongyue, Coleman, Abby W., Skradski, Jessica J. Health-related quality of life impact in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 94 (1-8), 2012
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, ND, Faulkner, MA, Qi, Yongyue, Skradski, Jessica J., Skrabal, Maryann Z., Larson, Jessica C. Lifestyle medicine related cardiovascular risk factor changes in employes participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 93 (1-8)., 2012
  • McKenzie, M. C., Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skradski, J. J. Medical adherence improvements in employees participating in a pharmicist-run risk reduction program., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 92 (1-6), 2012
  • Gillespie, N. D., Lenz, T. L. Development and implementation of a novel lifestyle medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 64 (1-5), 2012
  • Gillespie, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Monaghan, Michael S. Identifying employees with undiagnosed diabetes for participation in a pharmacist-run worksite wellness program., Pharmacotherapy, 32, E260-E261, 2012
  • 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., International Journal of Pharmacy and Intergrated Life Sciences., 1(1), 8-17, 2012
  • Lenz TL. Medication use for hypercholesterolemia in the pediatric population. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(6):454-456., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(6), 454-456, 2012
  • Lenz TL. A pharmacological/physiological comparison between ADHD medications and exercise. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(4):306-308., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(4), 306-308, 2012
  • Lenz TL. Lessening chemotherapy side effects with lifestyle medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(3):219-221., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(3), 219-221, 2012
  • Gillespie ND, Lenz TL. Reducing inflammation: Statins or lifestyle? American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(1):21-23., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(1), 21-23, 2012
  • Lenz TL. Implementing lifestyle medicine guidelines into pharmacy practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2012;6(2):116-118., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(2), 116-118, 2012
  • Lenz TL, Bradberry JC. University of Alaska and Creighton University collaborate to offer PharmD degree to Alaska residents. Alaska Pharmacy Newsletter. Spring 2012. Page 10., Alaska Pharmacy Newsletter, 10, 2012
  • Lenz TL, Markov D. Advances in the management of shift-work disorder. Part III: General role of the pharmacist in identification, treatment, and follow-up of patients with shift-work disorder.  On-line continuing education program. Release date: 12/1/2011; Expiration date: 12/1/2013. Available at: http://www.uspharmacist.com/continuing_education/ceviewtest/lessonid/107967/., US Pharmacist, 25-32, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Introducing lifestyle medicine to pharmacy patients. Online Courses. Available at: http://www.learnsomething.com/., LearnSomething, Inc, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Nutritional needs and a healthful diet.  Online Courses. Available at: http://www.learnsomething.com/., LearnSomething, Inc, 2011
  • Wilson, Amy F., Lenz, Thomas L., Monaghan, Michael S. Making Your Pharmacy Practice Department 'In-dispense-able', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75, 123-123, 2011
  • Lenz, T. L. The effects of high physical activity on pharmacokinetic drug interactions, Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology, 7, 257-266, 2011
  • Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S. Pay-for-performance model of medication therapy management in pharmacy practice, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 51, 425-431, 2011
  • Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S. Implementing lifestyle medicine with medication therapy management services to improve patient-centered health care, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 51, 184-188, 2011
  • Hamilton, William R., Egras, Amy M., Lenz, Thomas L., Monaghan, Michael S. An Evidence-Based Review of Fat Modifying Supplemental Weight Loss Products, Journal of Obesity, 2011, 1-7, 2011
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, Nicole Transdermal patch drug delivery interactions with exercise, Sports medicine, 41, 177-183, 2011
  • Lenz TL, DeSimone EM, Pameroy JM. Implementing lifestyle medicine with MTM services for patients with high blood pressure., US Pharmacist, 36(2), 44-50, 2011
  • Packard KA, Herink M, Lenz TL. Comparison of traditional versus evidence-based journal club formats., Innovations in Pharmacy, 2(1), 27, 2011
  • Packard KA, Lenz TL, Elder B, Godfrey C, Holcomb R, Windle E. Oral contraceptive use may attenuate menstrual cycle-induced ventilatory changes in endurance trained runners., The Open Sports Medicine Journal, 5, 19-25, 2011
  • Gillespie ND, Lenz TL. Implementation of a tool to modify behavior in a chronic disease management program. Article ID 215842, 5 pages. Doi:10.4061/2011/215842. Available at: http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/apm/2011/215842/., Advances in Preventative Medicine, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Herbal supplements for stress. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5(6), 497-499, 2011
  • Walter AN, Lenz TL. Hydration and medication use., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5(4), 332-335, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Developing a lifestyle medicine toolbox to promote health behavior change., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5(3), 232-235, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Using behavior change questionnaires to tailor personalized health communications in pharmacy practice., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5(2), 130-132, 2011
  • Lenz TL. Myopathy in children receiving chronic corticosteroid therapy for asthma., American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5(1), 44-46, 2011
  • Wilson AF, Lenz TL, Monaghan MS. Making your pharmacy practice department “In-dispense-able.”, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75(6), 123, 2011
  • Foral, Pamela A., Turner, Paul D., Monaghan, Michael S., Walters, Ryan W., Merkel, Jennifer J., Lipschultz, Jeremy H., Lenz, Thomas L. Faculty and Student Expectations and Perceptions of E-mail Communication in a Campus and Distance Doctor of Pharmacy Program, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74, 191-191, 2010
  • Packard, K. A., Lenz, T. L., Destache, C. J. A tool to teach heart failure treatment guidelines and to assess heart failure therapy in a pharmacy cardiology rotation, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74, 1-7, 2010
  • Packard, Kathleen A., Lenz, Thomas L., Destache, Christopher J. Teaching Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines and Assessing Heart Failure Therapy, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74, 103-103, 2010
  • Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S. Lifestyle modifications for patients with hypertension, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 48, e92-9; quiz e100-2, 2008
  • Lenz, T. L. An elective course on lifestyle modifications in pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 71, 92-92, 2007
  • Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S., Wilson, A. F., Tilleman, J. A., Jones, R. M., Hayes, M. M. Using performance-based assessments to evaluate parity between a campus and distance education pathway, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 70, 90, 2006
  • Lenz, T. L., Monaghan, M. S., Ekeler, J. L., Hayes, M. M. An interprofessional medication risk assessment program, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 20, 1-3, 2006
  • Faulkner, M. A., Lenz, T. L., Stading, J. A. Cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation and implications for COPD, International Journal of COPD, 1, 279-287, 2006
  • Lenz, T. L., Faulkner, M. A., Monaghan, M. S. Assessing the use of two-way interactive video (TWIV) conferencing to offer heart failure continuing education to rural pharmacists, Journal of Pharmacy Teaching, 13, 29-36, 2006
  • Faulkner, M. A., Ryan-Haddad, A. M., Lenz, T. L., Degener, K. Osteoporosis in Long-Term Care Residents with Multiple Sclerosis, Consultant Pharmacist, 20, 128-136, 2005
  • Lenz, T. L., Jones, R. M., Monaghan, M. S. Faculty workload comparison between a campus-based and Internet-based patient assessment course, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 69, 67-68, 2005
  • Lenz, T. L., Stading, J. A. Lifestyle modification counseling of patients with dyslipidemias by pharmacists and other health care professionals, Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, 45, 709-713, 2005
  • Lenz, T. L., Foral, P. A., Malesker, M. A., Hunter, C. B., Hilleman, D. E. Impact of nesiritide on health care resource utilization and complications in patients with decompensated heart failure, Pharmacotherapy, 24, 1137-1146, 2004
  • Lenz, T. L., Faulkner, M. A., Ryan-Haddad, A. Rosuvastatin: A new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor for the treatment of dyslipidemia, Advances in Pharmacy, 2, 136-145, 2004
  • Lenz, T. L., Lenz, N. J., Faulkner, M. A. Potential interactions between exercise and drug therapy, Sports medicine, 34, 293-306, 2004
  • Lenz, T. L., Wilson, A. F. Clinical pharmacokinetics of antiplatelet agents used in the secondary prevention of stroke, Clinical Pharmacokinetics (New Zealand), 42, 909-920, 2003
  • Faulkner, M. A., Bertoni, J. M., Lenz, T. L. Gabapentin for the treatment of tremor, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 37, 282-286, 2003
  • Lenz, T. L., Wurdeman, R. L., Hilleman, D. E. Comparison of 24-hour blood pressure profiles in patients with hypertension who were switched from amlodipine to nisoldipine, Pharmacotherapy, 21, 898-903, 2001
  • Hilleman, D. E., Wurdeman, R. L., Lenz, T. L. Therapeutic change of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in patients with coronary artery disease, Pharmacotherapy, 21, 410-415, 2001
  • Lenz, T. L., Hilleman, D. E. Aggrenox: A fixed-dose combination of aspirin and dipyridamole, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 34, 1283-1290, 2000
  • Lenz, T. L., Hilleman, D. E. Dofetilide: A new antiarrhythmic agent approved for conversion and/or maintenance of atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter, Drugs of Today, 36, 759-771, 2000
  • Lenz, T. L., Hilleman, D. E. Dofetilide, a new class III antiarrhythmic agent, Pharmacotherapy, 20, 776-786, 2000

Publications

  • Faulkner MA, Gillespie N, Skrabal M, Lenz TL, Skradski J. Creation of a pharmacist-driven risk reduction program for university employees with diabetes. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Number 3-022. Available at: http://www.cmcgc.com/media/handouts/311204/professional_poster_abstracts.pdf (Abstract), 2011

Presentations

  • Lifestyle Medicine. Presented to the faculty and students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. March 25, 2014. (invited), 2014
  • Creating a Personal Teaching Philosophy Statement. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Creighton University. December 18, 2013. Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Be Your Own First Patient. Presented at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Conference on Creating a Culture of Wellness in Healthcare Settings. May 18, 2013. Nebraska City, NE. (invited) (presented with Nicole White, PharmD), 2013
  • Lifestyle Medicine in Pain Management. Presented at: TOGETHER. Providing Quality Care to Pain Patients in Iowa. A Multidisciplinary Conference. February 8, 2013. Des Moines, Iowa. (Invited), 2013
  • Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Reduction Program Outcomes. Presented to the Creighton University Wellness Council. November 8, 2012. Omaha, Nebraska. (Invited), 2012
  • Optimizing Your Pharmacy Distance Pathway Educational Mentor. Presented to the Creighton University Pharmacy Program Faculty. October 23, 2012. Omaha, Nebraska., 2012
  • The Ambulatist: A Novel Employee Health Specialty Position. American College of Preventive Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting. February 23, 2012. Orlando, FL, 2012
  • Implementing Lifestyle Medicine with Clinical Pharmacy Practice. Presented to the Midwest College of Clinical Pharmacy. November 29, 2011. Omaha, Nebraska. (Invited), 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Self-care; Employee well-being; lifestyle medicine; disease prevention; health promotion; online learning

Awards and Honors

  • Nomination - S.J. Diversity Award for Excellence & Innovation, 2015 John P. Schlegel, S.J. Diversity Award for Excellence & Innovation, 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition, Strategic Plan Initiatives, Creighton University, 2014
  • Excellence in Innovation, Nebraska Pharmacists Association, 2011