Dr. Mott has two primary areas of research: the pharmacy labor market and economic factors associated with drug utilization. His research of the pharmacist labor market has investigated trends in the supply and demand of pharmacists, factors associated with the number of hours worked by pharmacists, and trends in turnover rates, and reasons pharmacists leave jobs. In 2000, 2004 and 2009 he worked on the National Pharmacist Workforce Survey. His research of economic factors associated with drug utilization has examined the role of types of prescription drug insurance on the cost of drugs used. A recent study examined how Medicare Part D was associated with changes in drug use and costs among eligible seniors. Current studies examine the impacts of Medicare Part D, pharmacist interventions to prevent falls among at risk seniors, the use of multiple sources of prescription drugs by patients, trends in pharmacist vacancies in Wisconsin pharmacies, and benchmarking the capacity of the pharmacist workforce.
Background: David received his BS (1988) in pharmacy, and his MS (1992) and PhD (1995) in pharmacy administration, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His minor fields of study for his PhD degree were economics and public policy analysis. Dr. Mott practiced pharmacy in community settings. Before joining the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy faculty in 1998, Dr. Mott was on the faculty at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He was named Teacher of the Year in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006 by first year doctor of pharmacy students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published widely in pharmacy journals and outside of pharmacy. He currently teaches courses in the health care system, pharmacy economics, and pharmacy service, program and policy evaluation research methods.
Professional Interests: Pharmacy labor market and economic factors associated with drug utilization