2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Danika Lee, PharmD
Project Proposal: A Pilot Study: Creating a Community-based Pharmacy Intervention Process which Identifies Social Determinants of Health for Adult Patients Taking Mental Health Medication
Danika Lee is a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident with Kroger and West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She graduated from Appalachian College of Pharmacy.
"Social determinants of health (SDOH) are a part of the non-medical factors that influence around 80-90% of an individual's overall health. Addressing SDOH is crucial to promote health equity while preventing health disparities. When mental health conditions are considered, an individual's healthcare quality can be further affected, leading to gaps in their care. I believe that community pharmacists can play a vital role in helping patients address social risk factors and improve their well-being by providing resources and support."
"I am excited for the opportunity to expand the services offered by the pharmacy to assist patients and have a positive impact on their health. I am eager to receive feedback from patients and collaborate with them to improve their personal health."