Amber M Goedken

Amber M Goedken

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Health Services Research

Office

S514 PHAR

Phone

(319) 384-4884

Research Narrative

Dr. Goedken's primary research interest is child and adolescent health. Specifically, her focus is on chronic conditions that affect children, such as asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She has examined the impact of parent insurance status and other parent, family, and child factors on well-child visits and children’s physician visits for asthma. Her current work explores the factors that influence medication use by children and the effectiveness of medications in this population. Dr. Goedken is also interested in how pharmacy benefit design affects medication use in all age groups. She has studied the association between cost-sharing and the number of medications used by elderly Medicare beneficiaries before and after implementation of Medicare Part D.