Dr. Kavookjian’s research areas include behavior sciences and outcomes research in chronic disease management (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention). She studies patient-reported psycho/social variables, health behaviors, and humanistic outcomes (satisfaction and quality of life). She also studies behavior interventions and their impact on patient outcomes, with a particular expertise in Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision-Making as patient-centered health behavior change intervention strategies.
Dr. Kavookjian’s expertise in Motivational Interviewing training as an intervention has been applied in various projects to impact patient behavior changes and provider behaviors changes, including recent projects focused on provider-based opioid abuse prevention strategies.
- Motivational Interviewing
- Socio-Behavioral Pharmacy