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Ivy Poon

Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionTexas Southern University
DepartmentPharmacy practice
Address3100 Cleburne Ave
Houston TX 77004
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0557-2297 Additional info
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    University of Houston, Houston, TexasPharmD05/2001Pharmacy
    Memorial Hermann Healthcare System/ UH, Houston, TexasPGY1 residency06/2002Pharmacy
    Texas Southern University, Houston, TexasFaculty research fellowship07/2006Health Disparity research
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MDMS08/2023Palliative Care
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD08/2023Principles and Practice of Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD08/2023Clinical Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care Certificate
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    2009 - 2010Preceptor of the Year, Texas Southern Universtiy
    2018 - 2019Preceptor of the Year, Texas Southern University
    2003 - 2004Preceptor of the Year, Texas Southern University
    1999 - nowRho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society, Rho Chi National Honor Society

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    I am a Professor in Pharmacy Practice and a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (registered pharmacist and preceptor in Texas) with a practice site at the Houston Methodist Hospital. I have more than 19 years of clinical experience with managing older adults with complex medication regimens in the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center geriatrics clinic. I was trained in health disparities research in the NIH-funded TSU Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research program. I served as the P.I. of four (4) awards related to patient-centered outcome research for the minority communities (predominantly AA) funded by PCORI, DHHS, and CMS, and published at least six (6) indexed articles in community engagement and patient-centered research studies. I had experience designing health disparity studies using quantitative analysis of secondary data from the national V.A. database, qualitative methods utilizing thematic analysis, patient-engagement strategies using the PCORI patient engagement framework, and health services interventions in the AA communities. I am currently the Director of the Investigator Development Core of the Center for Biomedical and Health Disparities Research (CBMHR), funded by NIH NIMHD U54 (MD007605-27A1).

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    5U54MD007605-29     (OLALEYE, OMONIKE ARIKE)Jun 1, 2020 - May 30, 2025
    Center for Biomedical and Minority Health Research Investigator Development Core
    Role Description: The long-term goal of the IDC program is to increase TSU ESIs’ overall research competitiveness in biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical sciences in disease states that are disproportionately affecting the minority population to become successful in obtaining extramural funding from the government (e.g., the K- or R-series awards from NIH).
    Role: Core Director

    1U24MD016258-01     (LI, BAI)Apr 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    NIH RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center
    Test-It-All: Developing a Community-Driven, COVID-19 and Flu Combined Testing Strategy in Underserved Minority Communities
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to increase the awareness and adoption of COVID-19 and flu testing in a medically underserved community in East Harris County, Texas.
    Role: Co-Investigator/ Mentor

    CDC-RFA-OT21-2103     (AJEWOLE, VERONICA)Aug 1, 2022 - May 31, 2024
    Advance Health Equity Program
    Role Description: This program creates a community health worker training and deployment program to advance health equity in priority Tier 1 and 2 underserved minority communities in Houston through COVID-19-related health promotional activities conducted by community health workers (CHWs).
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

         (WANG, HONGMEI)Sep 28, 2023 - Sep 27, 2025
    Pharmacist CHAMP: Implementation of a Pharmacy-led HIV Testing and PrEP Program in African American Communities
    Role: Co-Investigator/ Mentor

         (Omonike Olaleye)Oct 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2028
    Gulf Coast Collaborative Center for Maternal Health Research, Education, Advanced Training, Community Engagement, Health Equity and Justice at Texas Southern University (MH-REACHTSU)
    Role Description: The main goal is to establish a Maternal Health Disparity Research Center which conducts impactful maternal health disparity research in collaboration with the Greater Houston and Harris County partner community.
    Role: Investigator Development and Training Core Director

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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    1. Poon IO, Skelton F, Bean LR, Guinn D, Jemerson T, Mbue ND, Charles CV, Ndefo UA. A Qualitative Analysis to Understand Perception about Medication-Related Problems among Older Minority Adults in a Historically Black Community. Pharmacy (Basel). 2022 Jan 07; 10(1). PMID: 35076623.
    2. Poon IO, Ogboe CW. Applying the Social-Ecological Approach to Evaluate Diabetes Medication Management in Older People. Sr Care Pharm. 2021 Nov 01; 36(11):548-555. PMID: 34717786.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Poon IO, Pounds K, Morris-Moultry A, Jemerson T. Effect of Pharmacist Home Visits on Weight Control in Overweight Elderly Hypertensive African American Patients: Managing Your Blood Pressure (My Bp) Program. J Adv Med Pharm Sci. 2021; 23(7):43-50. PMID: 34790878.
    4. Moody JJ, Poon IO, Braun UK. The Role of an Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Clinical Pharmacist in the Interdisciplinary Team. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jul; 39(7):856-864. PMID: 34583554.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Hines-Munson C, May S, Poon I, Holmes SA, Martin L, Trautner BW, Skelton F. Experiences of veterans with spinal cord injury related to annual urine screening and antibiotic use for urinary tract infections. PM R. 2021 12; 13(12):1369-1375. PMID: 33543579.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Poon IO, Skelton F, Bean LR, Guinn D, Jemerson TL, Mbue ND, Charles CV, Ndefo UA. Building Community-Engaged Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Improve Medication Management in Elderly Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2021; 8(2):113-120. PMID: 33898643.
    7. Pounds K, Guinn D, Poon IO, Moultry AM. Implementation of a medication adherence program in senior public housing facilities utilizing pharmacists and health educators. Arch Community Med Public Health. 2020; 6(2):250-253. PMID: 33829117.
    8. Pounds K, Guinn D, Poon IO, Moultry AM . Arch Community Med Public Health. Implementation of a medication adherence program in senior public housing facilities utilizing pharmacists and health educators. 2020; 2(6):250-253. View Publication.
    9. Skelton F, May S, Grigoryan L, Poon I, Holmes SA, Martin L, Trautner BW. Spinal Cord Injury Provider Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Bacteriuria Management and Antibiotic Stewardship. PM R. 2020 12; 12(12):1187-1194. PMID: 32304350.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Skelton F, Martin LA, Evans CT, Kramer J, Grigoryan L, Richardson P, Kunik ME, Poon IO, Holmes SA, Trautner BW. Determining Best Practices for Management of Bacteriuria in Spinal Cord Injury: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Feb 14; 8(2):e12272. PMID: 30762584.
    11. Skelton F, Grigoryan L, Holmes SA, Poon IO, Trautner B. Routine Urine Testing at the Spinal Cord Injury Annual Evaluation Leads to Unnecessary Antibiotic Use: A Pilot Study and Future Directions. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 02; 99(2):219-225. PMID: 29107038.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Moultry AM, Pounds K, Poon IO. Managing Medication Adherence in Elderly Hypertensive Patients Through Pharmacist Home Visits. Consult Pharm. 2015 Dec; 30(12):710-9. PMID: 26671271.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Wagle KC, Rowan PJ, Poon IO, Kunik ME, Taffet GE, Braun UK. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. Initiation of cholinesterase inhibitors in an inpatient setting. 2013; 4(28):377-83.
    14. Milton SG, Robinson K, Ma J, Wei B, Poon IO, Liang D. Biotransformation and pharmacokinetics of inositol hexanicotinate in rats. Xenobiotica. 2013 Sep; 43(9):817-22. PMID: 23347001.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    15. Poon IO, Etti N, Lal LS. Does the use of home blood pressure monitoring vary by race, education, and income? Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1):2-6. PMID: 20178174.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Poon I, Lal LS, Ford ME, Braun UK. Racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control and medication utilization in a cohort of older veterans with dementia. Am J Ther. 2010 Jan-Feb; 17(1):34-41. PMID: 19535967.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Moultry A, Poon IO. US Pharm. The use of antidepressants in chronic pain. 2009; 5(34):26-34.
    18. Poon I, Lal LS, Ford ME, Braun UK. Racial/ethnic disparities in medication use among veterans with hypertension and dementia: a national cohort study. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 Feb; 43(2):185-93. PMID: 19193586.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Moultry AM, Poon IO. Perceived value of a home-based medication therapy management program for the elderly. Consult Pharm. 2008 Nov; 23(11):877-85. PMID: 19072012.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Poon IO. Effects of antihypertensive drug treatment on the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment. Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Mar; 28(3):366-75. PMID: 18294116.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Liang D, Ma J, Wei B, Poon IO, Bell EC, Bates TR. Determination of inositol hexanicotinate in rat plasma by high performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2008 Feb 15; 863(1):172-6. PMID: 18207467.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    22. Salazar JA, Poon I, Nair M. Clinical consequences of polypharmacy in elderly: expect the unexpected, think the unthinkable. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2007 Nov; 6(6):695-704. PMID: 17967158.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. Poon IO, Lal L, Brown EN, Braun UK. The impact of pharmacist-managed oral anticoagulation therapy in older veterans. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2007 Feb; 32(1):21-9. PMID: 17286786.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Poon IO, Chow DS, Liang D. Dissolution profiles of nonprescription extended-release niacin and inositol niacinate products. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Nov 01; 63(21):2128-34. PMID: 17057051.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Poon IO, Braun U. High prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and its correlation with potentially causative medications among elderly veterans. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2005 Apr; 30(2):173-8. PMID: 15811171.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Poon IO, Montgomery T. Compliance of a VA pharmacy with documentation requirements for human research. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005 Mar 01; 62(5):464. PMID: 15745905.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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