Chris Delcher, PhD

Rural and Underserved Health Research Center

Phone: 859.562.2175

College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky
Healthy Kentucky Research Building
760 Press Avenue, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40536

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Rural Variation in Access to Naloxone for Opioid Overdose Prevention
    This project examined variability in access to naloxone-based metropolitan/nonmetropolitan dispensing counts from a representative sample of outpatient pharmacies across the U.S.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Healthcare access, Pharmacy and prescription drugs, Substance use and treatment

Publications - (1)


  • Medicare-Paid Naloxone: Trends in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2021
    Naloxone is an opioid overdose reversal medication. Medicare beneficiaries benefit from access to naloxone because they have high rates of high-dose prescription opioids. This brief examines trends in Medicare-paid naloxone dispensing rates in nonmetropolitan versus metropolitan areas from 2014 to 2018.