Ann M. Taylor, MPH, MCHES, is a project manager at the HOPE Center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received a bachelor of science degree in administrative dietetics and a MPH from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health.
In spring 2011, Ms. Taylor was one of 812 health education specialists to earn a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential -- an advanced-level practice certification for health education professionals. Ms. Taylor has more than 20 years’ conducting qualitative and quantitative research with diverse populations in various academic and healthcare settings. She has extensive experience in research design, methods and evaluation as well as grant preparation and management.
Currently, she plays an integral role conducting research and evaluating programs and services for the Medication Management Center. Prior to this, she coordinated AHRQ-funded grants – iAdapt (PI: Malone) on comparative effectiveness research and AzCERT (PI: Woosley; UA PI: Malone) on professional education on drug-drug interactions. As part of these grants, she helped develop professional continuing education programs.
Ms. Taylor has considerable experience developing and evaluating academic- and community-based education programs including two NCI-funded medical education grants--Cancer Prevention in Medical Education (PI: Bassford) and End-of-life Care in Medical Education (PI: Bishop)—where she created and evaluated cancer-related curricula for predoctoral students and taught students in the third-year family medicine clerkship. She also coordinated an AzCERT grant to investigate herbal remedy use among Hispanic women with type 2 diabetes (PI: Woosley).
Loescher LJ, Buller MK, Buller DB, Emerson J, Taylor AM. Public education projects in skin cancer: The evolution of skin cancer prevention education for children at a comprehensivecancer center. Cancer (supplement): 1995; 75(2):651-656. PMID: 7804990.
Loescher LJ, Emerson J, Taylor AM, Christensen DH, McKinney M. Educating preschoolers about sun safety. American Journal of Public Health, 1995; 85( 7):939-943.
Herl JL, Taren DL, Taylor AM, Bassford TL. Cancer prevention in US medical schools: a curricular assessment. Journal of Cancer Education 1999; 74:214-218.
Buller DB, Burgoon M, Hall J, Levine N, Taylor A, Beach BH, Melcher C, Buller MK, Bowen SL, Hunsaker FG, Bergen A. Using language intensity to increase the success of a family intervention to protect children from ultraviolet radiation: predictions from language expectancy theory. Preventive Medicine 2000; 30(2):103-113.
Buller DB, Burgoon M, Hall JR, Levine N, Taylor AM, Beach B, Buller MK, Melcher C. Long-term effects of language intensity in preventive messages on planned family solar protection. Health Communication 2000; 12(3):261-75.
Buller DB, Taylor AM, Buller MK, Powers PJ, Maloy JA, Beach BH. Evaluation of the sunny days, healthy ways sun safety curriculum for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Pediatric Dermatology 2006; 23(4):321-29.
Johnson L, Strich H, Taylor A, Timmerman B, Malone D, Teufel-Shone N, Drummond R, Woosley R, Pereira E, Martinez A. Use of herbal remedies by diabetic hispanic women in the southwestern united states. Phytotherapy Research 2006;20: 250-255.
Bishop M, Reiser S, Taylor AM, Rein JA, Hall J. The instructional system design model: a framework for development of a web-based program. Journal of Biomedical Communication (online) 2007;32 (3): E43-50.
Saverno KR, Hines LE, Warholak TL, Grizzle AJ, Babits L, Clark C, Taylor AM, Malone DC. Ability of pharmacy clinical decision support software to alert users about clinically important drug-drug interactions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2011; 18:32-37. doi: 10.1136/jamia.2010.007609 PMID: 21131607; PMCID: PMC3005877.
Hines LE, Saverno KR, Warholak TL, Grizzle AJ, Murphy JE, Taylor A, Malone DC. Pharmacists' perceptions of clinical decision support in pharmacy information systems. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy December 2011; 7(4): 359-68. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21530417. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2010.10.007
Harrington A, Warholak TL, Hines LE, Taylor AM, Sherrill D, Malone DC. Healthcare professional students’ knowledge of drug-drug interactions: a pretest posttest at one university. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011 December 10; 75(6): 110. 10.5688/ajpe756110
Hincapie AL, Warholak TL, Hines LE, Taylor AM, Malone DC. Impact of a drug-drug interaction intervention on pharmacy and medical students' knowledge and attitudes: a one-year follow-up. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2012 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22222339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Villa L, Warholak TL, Hines LE, Taylor AM, Brown M, Hurwitz J, Brixner D, Malone DC. Health Care Decision Makers’ Use of Comparative Effectiveness Research: Report from a Series of Focus Groups. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 2013; 19(9): 745-754.
Tang DH, Warholak TL, Hines LE, Hurwitz J, Brown M, Taylor AM, Brixner D, Malone DC. Evaluation of Pharmacy and Therapeutic (P&T)Committee member knowledge, attitudes and ability regarding the use of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in health care decision-making. Res Social Adm Pharm. 10 (2014) 768–780. 2013 Dec 3. pii: S1551-7411(13)00249-0. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.11.008. [Epub ahead of print] (PMID: 24480384)
Warholak TL, Hilgaertner JW, Dean JL, Taylor AM, Hines LE, Hurwitz J, Brown M, Malone DC. Evaluation of an educational program on deciphering heterogeneity for medical coverage decisions. J Manag Care Pharm. 2014;20(6):566-73. (PMID: 24856595)