Shoemaker-Hunt, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Sarah J. Shoemaker-Hunt has more than 15 years of experience as a health services researcher and implementation scientist. As an experienced pharmacist, she brings a practice-informed lens to her role conducting mixed-methods studies and evaluations and providing technical assistance for several federal health agencies, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as non-governmental organizations. Sarah is the Abt client account lead for AHRQ.
Shoemaker-Hunt’s work has focused on studying opioid prescribing and management, opioid misuse and abuse, medication management and safety, care-delivery models, primary-care and practice transformation, quality improvement and health literacy.
Shoemaker-Hunt serves as Co-Principal Investigator on three projects to implement the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain with quality improvement (QI) efforts, coordinated care and clinical-decision support. She led development of 16 QI measures that the CDC included in the Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. She has published and presented extensively on her work, including developing evidence-based resources for health-care professionals and systems. Shoemaker-Hunt serves on the editorial advisory boards of several journals and has also been a guest editor for journal supplements on implementation science and primary-care practice improvement.
- Opioid prescribing and management strategies
- Opioid misuse, abuse and overdose
- Medication management and safety
- Primary-care and care-delivery models
- Practice transformation and QI
- Implementation science
- Evaluating and Implementing the Six Building Blocks Team Approach to Improve Opioid Management in Primary Care, AHRQ (2018 – 2020)
- Develop, Implement and Evaluate CDC Opioid Quality Improvement Measures in Clinical Settings and Support a Opioid QI Collaborative of Health Care Systems, CDC (2016 – 2020)
- Making Health Care Safer III, AHRQ (2017 – 2019)
- Technical Assistance to the AHRQ EvidenceNOW Initiative (2015 – 2018)
- Develop and Evaluate a Technical Package on Coordinated Care for Chronic Opioid Therapy, CDC (2014 – 2017)
- New Models of Primary Care Workforce, AHRQ (2014 – 2016)
- Shoemaker SJ, McNellis RJ, DeWalt DA. The Capacity of Primary Care for Improving Evidence-Based Care: Early Findings From AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW. Ann Fam Med April 2018 16:S2-S4; doi:10.1370/afm.2227.
- Shoemaker SJ, Curran GM, Swan H, Teeter BS, Thomas J. Application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to Community Pharmacy: A Framework for Implementation Research on Pharmacy Services. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. (2017). Sep - Oct;13(5):905-913
- Shoemaker SJ, Fuda K, Parchman M, Schaefer J, Levin J, Hunt M, Ricciardi R. A Review of Instruments to Measure Interprofessional Team-based Primary Care. Journal of Interprofessional Care. (2016): 1-10.
- Shoemaker SJ, Pozniak A, Hadden L. Assessing Four Quality Indicators for Multiple Sclerosis Management Through Patient-Reported Data. International Journal of MS Care. 2016 Jul-Aug; 18(4): 202–209.
- Shoemaker SJ, Wolf MS, Brach C. Development of the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT): A New Measure of Understandability and Actionability for Print and Audiovisual Patient Information. Patient Ed and Couns. 2014 Sep;96(3):395-403.
- Radley DC, Wasserman MR, Olsho LE, Shoemaker SJ, Spranca MD, Bradshaw B. (2013). Reduction in Medication Errors in Hospitals due to Adoption of Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013 May-Jun; 20(3): 470–476.
- Shoemaker SJ, Ramalho de Oliveira D, Alves M, Ekstrand M. The medication experience: preliminary evidence of its value for patient education and counseling on chronic medications. Patient Education and Counseling. [Special Issue on the Role of Pharmacy]. 2011:83(3):443-50. PMID: 21435815 Accessed at:
- Shoemaker SJ, Hassol A. Understanding the landscape of MTM programs for Medicare. Part D: Results from a study for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2011:51(4):520-6. PMID: 21752775
- Shoemaker SJ, Ramalho de Oliveira, D. Understanding the Meaning of Medications for Patients: The Medication Experience. Pharmacy, World and Science. 30(1):86-91: January 2008.