Drs. Walid Gellad, Jan Pringle, and Jackie Dunbar-Jacob are internationally recognized authorities on medication adherence, with multiple publications on the topic. 

  • Improving Medication Adherence: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize. J of Gen Intern Med. 2016. 

  • Medication Adherence as a Learning Process: Insights from Cognitive Psychology. Health Psychol Rev. 2016.

  • Trajectories of Diabetes Medication Adherence and Hospitalization Risk: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Large State Medicaid Program. J Gen Intern Med. 2016.

  • Self-report Measures of Medication Adherence Behavior: Recommendations on Optimal Use. Transl Behav Med. 2015.

  • Using machine learning to examine medication adherence thresholds and risk of hospitalization. Med Care. 2015.  

  • Improving diabetes medication adherence: successful, scalable interventions. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2015.

  • The Pennsylvania Project: Pharmacist Intervention Improved Medication Adherence and Reduced Health Care Costs. Health Affairs. 2014.

  • Effect of multiple pharmacy use on medication adherence and drug-drug interactions in older adults with Medicare Part D. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014.

  • Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013.  

  • Medication adherence to multidrug regimens. Clin Geriatr Med. 2012.  

Medication Adherence Conference, 2015

In June 2015, Dr. Gellad chaired a conference on Medication Adherence entitled "The Science of Medication Adherence. Moving Adherence Measurement Forward". The conference was a unique opportunity to bring together individuals from academia, industry, and government from across disciplines to focus on the science of how adherence is and should be measured.

This inaugural conference focused on two issues central to adherence measurement:

  • Measuring adherence in patients taking multiple medications for multiple chronic conditions,

  • Measuring adherence longitudinally

Additional key topics related to medication adherence were also discussed at the conference.

  • Identifying and synthesizing the gaps in current measurement methods;

  • Measuring adherence within a delivery system, rather than in specific patients;

  • Implications of setting adherence thresholds as clinical and policy targets (i.e. is 80% PDC right for everyone?);

  • Identifying how technology/electronic medical records can change the measurement of adherence;

  • Implications of adherence measurement in clinical trial design; and

  • Implementation of adherence measures in real-world health systems and practice