Daniel R. Touchette, PharmD, MA, FCCP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy and Pharmacy Practice

Daniel Touchette is associate professor and Takeda Professor in Medication Adherence in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy in the UIC College of Pharmacy. He is an IHRP Fellow.

He has been a core faculty member of the UIC Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research since August 2005. Dr. Touchette directs the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Practice-Based Research Network.

Dr. Touchette received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba, and his PharmD and Master of Economics degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research at Wayne State.

Research Interests

Dr. Touchette's research interests are in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. In particular he is interested in assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical pharmacist and other health practitioner services, developing and assessing methods for improving adherence to medications, and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical agents. Scientific methods in Dr. Touchette’s research have included observational (cohort and case-control) study designs, prospective naturalistic clinical trials, and decision modeling with sensitivity analysis.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Following is a selection of Dr. Touchette's scientific articles, especially those written with other IHRP-affiliated investigators. For a more extensive list of his publications, see this PubMed list.

Agboola F, Atlas SJ, Touchette DR, Fazioli K, Pearson SD. The Effectiveness and Value of Esketamine for the Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Jan;26(1):16-20. doi: 10.18553/jmcp.2020.26.1.16.

Gor D, Gerber BS, Walton SM, Lee TA, Nutescu EA, Touchette DR. Antidiabetic drug use trends in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Diabetes. 2019 Oct 25. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.13003

Sharp LK, Tilton JJ, Touchette DR, et al. Community Health Workers Supporting Clinical Pharmacists in Diabetes Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(1):58–68. doi:10.1002/phar.2058

Syed ST, Sharp LK, Kim Y, et al. Relationship Between Medication Adherence and Distance to Dispensing Pharmacies and Prescribers Among an Urban Medicaid Population with Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacotherapy. 2016;36(6):590–597. doi:10.1002/phar.1757

Lora CM, Sokolovsky AW, Touchette DR, Jin J, Hu X, Gao W, Gerber BS. ACE inhibitor and ARB medication use among Medicaid enrollees with diabetes. Ethn Dis. 2013 Spring;23(2):189-95.

Dolor RJ,  Masica AL, Touchette DR, Smith SR, Schumock GT. Patient safety–focused medication therapy management: challenges affecting future implementation. Am J Manag Care. 2012;18(7):e238-244.

Schiff GD, Galanter WL, Duhig J, Koronkowski MJ, Lodolce AE, Pontikes P, Busker J, Touchette D, Walton S, Lambert BL. A prescription for improving drug formulary decision making. PLoS Med 2012; 9(5):1-7.

Touchette DR, Masica AL, Dolor RJ, Schumock GT, Choi YK, Kim Y, Smith SR. Safety-focused medication therapy management: A randomized controlled trial. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012;52:603-612.

Touchette DR, Rao S, Dhru P, Zhao W, Choi YK, Bhandari I, Stettin GD. Identification of and intervention to address therapeutic gaps in care in community pharmacies: The Illinois Project. Am J Manag Care 2012;18(10):e364-e371.

Gerber BS, Rapacki L, Castillo A, Tilton J, Touchette DR, Mihailescu D, Berbaum ML, Sharp LK. Design of a trial to evaluate the impact of clinical pharmacists and community health promoters working with African-Americans and Latinos with diabetes. BMC Public Health. 2012 Oct 23;12(1):891. [See abstract.]

Perez A, Touchette DR, DiDomenico RJ. Walton SM. Cost and effectiveness analysis comparing rate versus rhythm control for atrial fibrillation management with co-existing heart failure. Pharmacotherapy 2011; 31(6): 552-565.

Lau DT, Briesacher BA, Touchette DR, Stubbings J, Ng J. Medicare part D and quality of prescription medication use in older adults. Drugs Aging. 2011; 28(10): 797-807.

Touchette DR. Improving adherence in the community and clinic pharmacy settings: An emerging opportunity. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2010; 30(5): 425-427.

Honors and Awards

IHRP Fellow