Social and Administrative Sciences
Name: John M. Lonie, R.Ph., Ed.D.
Position: Associate Professor
Office Address: B-12, 75 Dekalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone #: 718-488-1259
Ed.D Higher and Adult Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science,
The New School for Social Research
Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,
Long Island University
Teaching and Research Interests
I have taught entry- level pharmacy courses in Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care, Communications Skills in Pharmacy Practice, and Pharmacy Practice Management. The communications skills course has been my primary teaching focus for last several years. This course has been transformed into a writing intensive course where students learn course material through the writing process. In addition, it is a practical skills acquisition course where students (in laboratory) learn both basic and advanced patient counseling/communication skills through videotaped patient counseling sessions using standardized patients. In our graduate program I teach Behavioral Pharmacy and Seminar in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. My research has focused on examining how and under what conditions empathy is learned and developed in pharmacy education and practice. Research supports the fact that empathy and other caring behaviors are largely socially mediated. Therefore, my efforts thus far have focused on examining the social and psychological factors which appear to facilitate empathic learning and development in pharmacists and pharmacy students. Most recently I have been working on developing a schema which may explain how empathy is socially learned and developed in experienced community pharmacists.
In addition to exploring empathic development in pharmacists, I have also been involved in research dealing with low health literate patients. Health literacy is the ability to read, understand and act upon health related information. Low health literacy is a major problem in the United States affecting upwards of 25% of the population. Many health disparities can be reduced or eliminated if patients are screened for health literacy. Currently I am collaborating with colleagues from both LIU and Columbia University School of Medicine examining, among other factors, the effect(s) of low literacy on treatment related decision making in minority patients with advanced prostate cancer.
Communication; empathy; patient counseling, social learning; health literacy
List of publications/ presentations (Most recent first)
Does a Reflective Writing Component in a Pharmacy Communication Skills Course Influence Student Communicative Learning Outcomes? A Pilot Study, Accepted for publication in Journal of Pharmacy Teaching, September 2007.
Lonie JM, “From Counting and Pouring to Caring: The Empathic Developmental Process of Community Pharmacists”, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2(4) 2006.
Lonie JM, Alemam R, Dhing C, Mihm D, “Assessing Pharmacy Student Self-Reported Empathic Tendencies,” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 69(2) 2005.
Lonie J, Dolinsky D, Enhancing Metacognitive Skills Using Written Narratives: An Analysis of Pharmacy Student’s Negative Health Behaviors in a Behavioral Pharmacy Class,” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 66(2) 2002.
Lonie JM, Antonio LP, “Changes in Cognitive Skills in Elderly Patients with
Diabetes,” U.S. Pharmacist, March 2002.
Lonie JM, Thakkar B, Dolinsky D, and Mihm D, “Counseling Patients with Low Health- Literacy: An Educational Intervention for Pharmacy Students,” Journal of Managed Pharmaceutical Care, 1(3), Mar. 2002.
Lonie JM, Dolinsky D, Dhing C, and Alafris A, “Behavioral Pharmacy Research by Social and Administrative Science Faculty from 1989 to 1999,” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 65 (2) 2001.
Lonie, JM, Pappan J, “Behavioral Medicine” In A. Wertheimer, M. Smith and N.
Rickles (eds.), Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care, 2nd ed. In Press
Dolinsky D, Lonie J, “ Sociological Implications of Pharmaceutical Care” In C. H Knowlton and R P. Penna (eds.), Pharmaceutical Care, 2nd ed. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health System Pharmacists, April 2003.
Lonie JM. “Pharmacy Student Self-Assessment of Professional Communication Skills Using Video Technology”, Presented at The Teaching with Technology Institute (TTI), Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York March 9, 2007
Lonie JM, “ Creating a Writing Intensive Communications Skills Course”,
Presented at a roundtable session at the 107th Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 2006, San Diego, CA.
Lonie J, Moretta, F, “The Initial Health Seeking Behaviors of Women with
Depression”, Presented at the 107th Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 2006, San Diego, CA.
Lonie J, “From Counting and Pouring to Caring: The Empathic Learning Process in Community Pharmacists”, Presented at the 106th Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 2005, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lonie J, Assessing Pharmacy Student Self-reported Empathic Tendencies: A
Pilot Study”, Presented at the 105th Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lonie J, “Pharmacist Development Programs: A Theoretical Approach to Continuing Professional Education, “ presented at the 103rd Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 15, 2002, Kansas City, Missouri.
Lonie J, Alafaris A, “Pharmacy Student Self-reported levels of Empathy and Assertiveness as a function of Instruction Using Simulated patients in a Communication Skills Laboratory,” presented at the 102nd Meeting & Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 8, 2001, Toronto, Canada.
Lonie J, Thakkar B, “Counseling Patients with Low Health-Literacy: An Educational Intervention for Pharmacy Students”, presented at the 102nd Meeting & Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 8,2001, Toronto, Canada.
Lonie J, Dolinsky D, “A Descriptive Analysis of Students Lay Representations of pharmacists and Patients Behaviors”, presented at the 101st Meeting & Conference of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 10, 2000; San Diego California.
“Research in Social & Behavioral Pharmacy: Where have we been and where are we going?” Plenary Speaker, Presented at the 11th International Social Pharmacy Conference and Workshop, Kuopio, Finland, June 14, 2000.
Honors/Grants/ Professional Affiliations
John Lonie, Ed.D (Co-Invest)
Ben Spencer M.D (PI)
Nathan Consendine, PhD (Co-PI)
Philip Wong, PhD
Supriya Mohile, MD (Co-PI)
Stephen Lepore, PhD,
Afro-Caribbean Men and
Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer: The Hormonal
2002-Current: Member, American Pharmacists Association & American Association of Colleges
- Shah BK, Lonie JM. Pharmacy Student and Faculty Perspectives on Academic Dishonesty
- Shah BK, Lonie JM. New York City Pharmacist Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions.