Lourdes G. Planas, RPh, PhD, FAPhA

Associate Professor

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.

Publications & Presentations

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    1. Ogunsanya M E, Wagner J L, Bennett K, Medina M S, Starnes S, Planas L G. Debate as an active learning pedagogy among pharmacy students in a public health course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2024; 88(7) : 100724.

    2. Sewell H E, Planas L G, Brown Jr M R, Orcutt N, Johnson C E, Lim J, Skaggs J C, O'Neal K S. Diabetes and hearing impairment: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among providers and patients. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care. 2024; 50(3) : 201-210.

    3. Sifat M, Hébert E T, Ahluwalia J S, Businelle M S, Frank-Pearce S, Bryer C, Benson L, Madison S, Planas L G, Baranskaya I, Kendzor D E. Varenicline Combined With Oral Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Smartphone-Based Medication Reminders for Smoking Cessation: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR formative research. 2023; 7 : e48857.

    4. Warholak T, Barner J C, Unni E, Thomas T F, Devraj R, Quiñones-Boex A C, Blakely M L, Clark M A, Irwin A N, Nagel-Edwards K, Suda K J, Zgarrick D, Young H N, Nau D, Planas L G. Reliability and validity evidence for an academic gender equity questionnaire. Am J Pharm Educ. 2023; 87(4) : 9049.

    5. Devraj R, Warholak T, Planas L G. Seeking gender equity in pharmacy academia. Am J Pharm Educ. 2023; 87(3) : 9050.

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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. 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: 2018. End Date: 2020.

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

    5. Exploration of Oklahoma pharmacist involvement in the ABCS of cardiovascular dsease and stroke prevention. Start Date: 2012. End Date: 2013.

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Awards and Honors

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

                                                                                            7. American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Pre-Doctoral Fellow. Date: 1998.  

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

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

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