Expertise

Dr. Garza is a health behavior scientist with expertise in value of the future, risk communication, and judgment and decision-making. She has conducted intervention studies that leverage incentives for health behavior change and have used innovative technologies, including virtual reality, to influence perceived risk of chronic disease and empathy for others. She is also a Faculty Fellow in her university‚Äôs teaching and learning center where she supports faculty development initiatives and conducts educational research and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

 

Research:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Risk Perception
  • Digital Health
  • Socio-Behavioral Pharmacy
  • Immersive technologies
Communities
Health Services Administration, Pharmacy
Degrees
PhD, West Virginia University, Health Outcomes Research, 2010
MBA, West Virginia University, Business Administration, 2006
PharmD, Auburn University, Pharmacy, 1999
BS, Auburn University, Pharmacy, 1998
Keywords
behavioral or social studies virtual, simulated & augmented reality
Languages
English
Associations
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Society for Medical Decision Making
Society of Behavioral Medicine