How can the health care provider engage in a dialogue with the patient to improve adherence to medical recommendations? | Duke Kunshan University
How can the health care provider engage in a dialogue with the patient to improve adherence to medical recommendations?
Speaker: 
Don Morisky

Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, USA

Feb 13th 2017 12:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk:

Medical no-adherence has been identified as a major public health problem resulting in direct and indirect cost of $200 billion annually. Adherence is a problem in many chronic diseases and infectious diseases as there are no symptoms to trigger medication-taking behavior. In his lecture, Professor Don Morisky will give a background on the barriers to adherence and how this has been addressed in the clinical and the community settings. He will then cite examples from research studies that have identified specific interventions designed to influence adherence behaviors.

        

Brief Biography:    

Don Morisky is Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, USA. Don received his doctoral degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1981. He began his academic career at UCLA, serving as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences for 11 years.  Don’s research interests are directed to the psychosocial and environmental determinants of adherence behavior. He is the developer of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale - a widely used scale to measures adherence in scientific research. Don has over 35 years of experience in the conceptualization, design, implementation and evaluation of community-based intervention program, and have served as PI and Co-I for over 25 research grants, including a 10-year NIH-funded longitudinal research on structural and behavioral interventions in support of STI/HIV prevention in Philippines, and a 5-year NIH-funded study on the natural history of adherence behavior among the elderly.  Dr. Morisky is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at three national universities in Taiwan and has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization, USAID, UNICEF, and the UNDP.  Don was awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Fries Prize for Excellence in Health Education, and recognized as a Distinguished Fellow from the Society of Public Health Education and the American Association of Health Behavior.  He received the Program Excellence Award and Mentor of the Year Award and in 1986, he received the Early Career Award from the Public Health Education Section of the American Public Association. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Career Award from the same organization.