Joanne Peters, MS, PhD

Associate Researcher

Dr. Joanne Peters is a health services researcher at WiSOR with a background in Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy and trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods. In 2019, Joanne graduated with her PhD from the Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy Division at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy. Joanne’s dissertation explored how pharmacists counsel patients (or secret shoppers) on two different over-the-counter (OTC) medications—Ibuprofen (Advil) and Loperamide (Imodium). Her dissertation built on her international and national award winning MS research, featured in “Patient Education and Counseling.” Additionally, she explored how a single, standardized secret shopper question (either an open-ended question, closed-ended question, or no question) impacted the secret shopper-pharmacist consultation. Both her MS and PhD highlighted the power of the patient (or secret shopper) question to solicit additional information about the OTC medication from the pharmacist. Currently, she is working with Dr. Elise Lawson’s and Dr. Tudor Borza’s research teams. Joanne is involved in numerous research projects ranging from interviews with surgeons to patient interventions to increase appropriate disposal of unused opioid by patients after surgery.

petersjo@surgery.wisc.edu
(608) 263-9444

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Education

  • PhD, Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
  • MS, Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • BS, Gender and Women Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010