The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation has awarded Dr. Jennifer Ko the Pharmacy Leadership Scholars Grant for her project, “Fostering Patient-Pharmacist Concordance with Patients Who Speak Spanish”.

The project will investigate how language concordance (LC) and concordance on health beliefs regarding medication-taking (CMT) between pharmacists and Spanish-speaking patients affects patient trust. The research will focus on developing and validating a survey tool in Spanish to assess CMT as well as analyzing the relationship between LC and patient trust. The outcomes will assist in the creation of training materials to enhance concordance in clinical pharmacy services for improved health outcomes in Hispanic populations.

Dr. Ko will work with Dr. Jerika Lam, Dr. Richard Beuttler, and Dr. Emmanuelle Schwartzman on the grant.

Pictured furthest right, Dr. Ko sits with her colleagues.