2020 Incentive Grant Recipients

Residents and their Preceptors

Lauren Branson

Project Proposal: Impact of a Community-based Pharmacist Driven Health Coaching Program on Clinical Outcomes and Health-related Quality of Life 

Lauren Branson, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident at Walgreens/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She graduated from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

It is her hope to show that when pharmacists provide patient care rooted in a holistic approach with health coaching, medication management and patient education, patients feel more empowered to achieve improved health outcomes and reach their health goals.

Pharmacists are capable of doing so much more in the community setting where we are first line healthcare providers for our patients. She feels that we are uniquely positioned to help bridge the gap in our healthcare system by looking at our patients from a holistic perspective. She hopes to highlight the impact of utilizing a community pharmacist to educate and set patient specific goals surrounding three large domains of healthcare: pharmacotherapy, physical activity and nutrition.

"I am honored to receive an Incentive Grant this year and I am excited for the opportunity to explore a topic that I have always been passionate about in a setting that focuses on increased patient engagement and enhanced patient care services."