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Lucille M Abrams, M.S.

Teaching Assistant

Very generally, my research focuses on health care quality and access for individuals with socially marginalized identities.  My current research focus is on the impact of health care policies relating to women's access to reproductive care.  Specifically, I am focusing on how policies that affect access to reproductive care impact the health and economic outcomes for women with marginalized identities.  My previous research has focused on the need for improved gender-affirming care in pharmacy settings and the barrier of provider bias to high quality patient-provider communication for chronically ill individuals.


I graduated from the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 2015 with a B.S. in genetics.  Between my undergraduate and graduate education, I primarily worked in the pharmaceutical industry for contract research and manufacturing organizations as a quality control chemist.  In 2020 I returned to UW-Madison to pursue my Ph.D. in the School of Pharmacy's Health Services Research in Pharmacy program.

As an undergraduate student I was a tutor for high school students in the Madison Metropolitan School District.  The subjects I tutored in were geometry, algebra, biology, chemistry, and english.  

As a graduate student, I have been a teaching assistant in the following courses:

-Anatomy & Physiology 335: Physiology

-S&A Pharmacy 652: Pharmacist Communication: Educational and Behavioral Interventions

-S&A Pharmacy 411: Pharmacy in the Health Care System

-Pharmacy 671:  Psychedelic Drugs in Science and Society


Highlighted Publications:

-Abrams LM, Look K, Imhoff L. The importance of providing gender-affirming care in pharmacy practice. Explor Res Clin Soc Pharm. 2022;6:100135. doi:10.1016/j.rcsop.2022.100135

-Abrams LM, Look K, Shiyanbola O. Relationships between chronic illness, body mass index, and patient-provider communication. Health Commun. 2023;1-8. doi:10.1080/10410236.2023.2218606