Lourdes G. Planas, RPh, PhD, FAPhA


Pharmacy Clinical & Admin Sci

Phone (405) 271-6878 x47294

Fax (405) 271-6430

Office CPB 243

Email Lourdes-Planas@ouhsc.edu


Dr. Planas teaches biostatistics, drug literature evaluation, and sociobehavioral aspects of medication use. She uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to assess medication optimization interventions in community pharmacy and primary care practice settings. She works with Latinx and other underserved communities to advance health literacy and patient engagement in cardiovascular health, diabetes, and vaccinations. Dr. Planas has conducted scholarship of teaching and learning on the development of problem-solving and communication skills among student pharmacists.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (cum laude)

Xavier University of Louisiana 1990

Doctor of Philosophy

Pharmacy Health Care Administration, University of Florida 2001

Honors & Awards

Professional Awards

2020 Outstanding Faculty Member

University of Oklahoma Latinx Coalition

2020 Fellow

American Pharmacists Association

2017 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

2015 Board Member of the Year

Latino Community Development Agency

2015 Clinical Research Paper Award

American Pharmacists Association

2010 Clinical Research Paper Award

American Pharmacists Association

Publications & Presentations

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    1. Chen A M, Armbruster A L, Buckley B, Campbell J A, Dang D K, Devraj R, Drame I, Edwards A, Haack S L, Ma Q, Petry N, Planas L G, Sadowski C A, Santee J, Wade L, Borja-Hart N. Inclusion of health disparities, cultural competence, and health literacy content in US and Canadian pharmacy curriculums. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021; 85 : Article 8200.

    2. Clay P G, Burns A L, Isetts B J, Hirsch J D, Kliethermes M A, Planas L G. PaCIR: A tool to enhance pharmacist patient care intervention reporting. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2019; 59 : 615-23.

    3. Planas L G, Desselle S P, Cao K. Valuable lessons for pharmacist PBRNs: Insights and experiences from physician PBRN members. Pharmacy. 2019; 7 : Article 123.

    4. Andrews S B, Marcy T R, Osborn B, Planas L G. The impact of an appointment-based medication synchronization program on chronic medication adherence in an adult community pharmacy population. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2017; 42 : 461-6.

    5. Matta T M, O'Neal K S, Johnson J L, Carter S M, Lamb M M, Planas L G. Interventions to improve dissemination and implementation of hepatitis B vaccination in patients with diabetes. J Am Pharm Assoc . 2017; 57 : 183-7.

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    1. Addressing opioid use disorder in older adults through primary care innovation. AHRQ. Start Date: 2020. End Date: 2023.

    2. Diabetes and hearing impairment: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among providers and patients. ASHP. Start Date: 2022. End Date: 2023.

    3. Community engagement and capacity building to advance health literacy in Oklahoma City. Misc Federal. Start Date: 2021. End Date: 2023.

    4. A comparison of the effectiveness of combination varenicline and oral nicotine replacement therapy versus varenicline alone for smoking cessation: A pilot study. PhRMA. Start Date: 2019. End Date: 2019.

    5. Reducing opioid prescribing through education and support (ROPES-3). NIH. Start Date: 2018. End Date: 2019.

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Awards and Honors

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                                                                                            1. American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management. Presentation Merit Award. Date: 2016.  

                                                                                            2. American Pharmacists Association. Clinical Research Paper Award. Date: 2015.  

                                                                                            3. American Pharmacists Association. Clinical Research Paper Award. Date: 2010.  

                                                                                            4. American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Pre-Doctoral Fellow. Date: 2000.  

                                                                                            5. American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Pre-Doctoral Fellow. Date: 1999.  

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                                                                                            1.  Degree: Ph D. University of Florida. Date: 2001.  

                                                                                            2.  Degree: BS. Xavier University of Louisiana. Date: 1990.