Dr. John Lonie, an Associate Professor at LIU Pharmacy, was featured on Public Health Minute talking about the importance of health coaching.

Health coaching is an innovative communication technique that pharmacists can use in their practice to allow patients make long-term health behavior changes.

Dr. Lonie’s research focuses on using novel communication techniques in pharmacy practice to improve patient health outcomes. Specifically, he’s exploring how training pharmacists to also be health coaches will improve medication adherence with chronic medications. Dr. Lonie’s research interests also include the development of empathy in pharmacy students, pharmacists and other health care practitioners.

Public Health Minute (PHM) is a one minute segment in which the creator and host, Dr. William Latimer, interviews researchers and medical professionals about a wide variety of public health topics.  It airs on 12 National Public Radio stations around the country.