Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Betsy Sleath’s research focuses on: (a) physician-patient communication and (b) ethnic/racial differences in medication use. Her work in this area has been funded by NEI, NHLBI, NIA, NIMH, AHRQ, and the Bayer Institute for Health Communication. Dr. Sleath is currently principal investigator on a 1.6 million dollar grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute that is the examining the relationship between pediatrician, caregiver, and child communication during pediatric asthma visits and child health outcomes. She is also principal investigator on a 1.8 million dollar grant from the National Eye Institute that is examining how provider-patient communication impacts patient outcomes when patients are newly diagnosed with glaucoma and started on medication. Dr. Sleath serves on the editorial boards of /Patient Education and Counseling and the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. She is a member of the FDA’s advisory committee on risk communication.

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