Expertise

Dr. Garza's research involves application of behavioral economic theory to study preventive health behaviors, including medication adherence, diet, and physical activity. Specifically, she studies incentive systems that help individuals overcome present-biased preferences in order to engage in and maintain preventive health behaviors. In addition, she collaborates with researchers from dietetics, education, kinesiology, nursing, and psychology to study health behaviors related to obesity, immunization, and prescription drug abuse.

Research Focus:

  • Socio-Behavioral Pharmacy
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