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OEO-CGS Faculty Engagement Fellowship winner

Dr. Reshmi Singh


Dr. Reshmi Singh 

Dr. Reshmi Singh is an Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy. Dr. Singh's research is focused on patient engagement, health literacy, and patient-centered research to improve patient medication experiences and health outcomes. She is affiliated with the Wyoming Institute of Disabilities (WIND) and is a member of the WIND ESRN (Equality State Research Network) involved in improving patient and family engagement and hence of life of persons with disabilities.

Dr Singh's expertise, experience, and training are in Qualitative Research and Engaged Scholarship. 

Overall, access and disparities by virtue of rural location are issues that affect patient ‘care-seeking’, outcomes and communities at large. Dr. Singh has previously applied qualitative methods to understand how patients (college students; long-term users) using antidepressant therapies make decisions about their medications and health. Her research agenda is to further ways and means to examine role of community engagement to improve patients’ access to healthcare. This is especially important in a rural state like Wyoming.

Dr Singh teaches Freshman Seminar, all 4 years of the PharmD curriculum (courses include Research Methods, Ethics) as well as biomedical graduate students' Research Ethics. 

Dr Singh has been previously awarded the College Interprofessional Education Award. She is also the 2019-2020 Learning Actively Mentoring Program fellow and was selected for the LAMP Educator Learning Community in Spring 2020.  

 

Project Abstract: Engaged Scholarship to Develop International Cohort for Teaching and Research

The University of Wyoming is in the position to continue to support international engagement and scholarship, while also developing networks and cohorts of internationally interested scholars at the university. Dr. Reshmi Singh hoe to create a cohort and plan for rural engagement of UW faculty with the world, with a focus on Asian countries. Using a strength-based approach, Dr. Singh hopes to discover how faculty and other key stakeholders view and experience success with international engagement in our rural state. Focus groups and interviews will be conducted with UW and community college faculty round the state to uncover the current and future interests and work in international engagement. Consultants will be brought in to the project to advise on organizational change and community engagement strategies that will help the cohort get closer to being an engaged campus and create awareness of the collective interests to all on campus.

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