Jeffery Talbert, PhD

Deputy Director, Rural and Underserved Health Research Center

Phone: 859.323.7141

College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky
111 Washington Ave. Suite 101B
Lexington, KY 40536

Current Projects - (2)

  • Barriers and Disparities Associated with Pneumococcal Immunization among Rural Elderly Adults
    Our Center will conduct analyses of national survey data and unique insurance claims data sets to identify how rurality of residence and key demographic, social, and economic characteristics serve as barriers or facilitators to vaccination against pneumococcal disease, which is relatively common although largely preventable among older Americans.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities, Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Lung Diseases among Coal Miners
    Coal miners are at increased risk of lung diseases. Using secondary datasets, we will assess the distribution of lung diseases across regions, identify patterns of healthcare utilization among miners relative to HRSA-funded Black Lung Clinics, and compare healthcare utilization patterns, behaviors, and comorbidities among miners and non-miners.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Environmental and agricultural health, Health disparities, Health services