Jon C. Schommer, MS, PhD, RPh

Associate Department Head and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Jon C. Schommer

Contact Info

schom010@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-9915

Lab Phone 612-624-2973

Office Address:
7-155 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
7-155 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Valorie Cremin

Administrative Phone
612-624-2973

Administrative Email
cremi001@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-9931

Associate Department Head and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Director of Graduate Studies in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Track


PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Pharmacy), 1992

Master's, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Pharmacy), 1989

Bachelor's, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Pharmacy), 1985

Management Development Program, Harvard University

Summary

Jon C. Schommer, R.Ph., PhD, is a professor at the University of Minnesota. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since graduating with his PhD in 1992, he has devoted his career to teaching and research. Much of his work is related to the pharmacist workforce at both national and state levels. Dr. Schommer has served as President for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science and as a member of the APhA Board of Trustees.

Expertise

I investigate information processing and decision making related to the provision, use, and evaluation of drug products and pharmacist services. The work is grounded in health behavior theories; decision-making theories; behavioral economics; cognitive, social, and behavioral psychology; and marketing models of organizational and consumer behavior. Areas of research specialization include: (1) organization, pharmacist, and patient effects on the provision of pharmacist services, (2) patients' evaluation of pharmacist services, (3) patients' processing of medication information and resultant decision-making, (4) outcomes from the use of specific drug products and pharmacist services, and (5) use of drug products and pharmacist services in vulnerable populations.

Awards & Recognition

Induction into University of Minnesota ‘Academy of Distinguished Teachers’

Journal of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Impact Paper Award

Peters Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation

Professional Associations

American Pharmacists Association

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • consumer behavior
  • decision making
  • pharmacist services
  • pharmacist workforce

Problem solving and decision making related to the provision, use, and evaluation of drug products and pharmacist services. The work is grounded in health behavior theories; decision-making theories; cognitive, social, and behavioral psychology; and marketing models or organizational and consumer behavior.

Findings from these areas of research contribute to: (1) the development, delivery, and promotion of pharmacist services, (2) an understanding of patients' knowledge, use, and evaluation of pharmacist services, (3) a patient-centered perspective of appropriate drug use, and (4) decision making about the feasibility of drug therapies and pharmacist services for improving patient care outcomes and containing health care costs.

Publications

Social & Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016.

A Screenful of Sugar: Prescription Drug Websites Investigated
Peter Lang Publishing, 2014.

Teaching

Courses

PHAR 6704 Foundations of Social and Administrative Pharmacy; SAPh 8100: Seminar