In addition to the degrees listed in the Education section above, Dr. Goad holds the following credentials: FAPhA, FCPhA, and FCSHP. Dr. Goad is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in 1994 and Masters of Public Health from the USC Keck School of Medicine in 2003. He completed a residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and holds the Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Dr. Goad is the immediate Past- President of the California Immunization Coalition, the first pharmacist to lead the group. He is also the immediate Past-Chair and founding member of the Pharmacists Professional Group Section of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Previously, Dr. Goad served as the President of the California Pharmacists Association.
In 2000, Dr. Goad established and ran the Student Health Travel Medicine Clinic until 2014. He teaches and coordinates courses in public health and travel medicine as well as teaching immunizations, epidemiology, and parasitology. He is currently a national faculty trainer for the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Based Immunization Training Program and the APhA Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services Advanced Certificate Training.
Dr. Goad established and directed of the USC Community Pharmacy Practice Residency program for the last 15 years and has implemented numerous community based patient care programs including a travel health clinic, tuberculosis compliance clinic, emergency contraceptive service, immunization program, and multiphasic disease state screenings. In addition, Dr. Goad was the Director of the Office of Student Outreach for Community Health.
Dr. Goad has presented papers at numerous pharmacy and medical conferences around the world. He lectures and writes extensively on the topic of travel health, community acquired infectious diseases, immunization practices, and community pharmacy programs. He is also a reviewer for several journals on the topic of community pharmacy practice.
Dr. Goad’s research program focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of consumer and healthcare professional’s decision making process and outcomes related primarily to immunizations and travel medicine. He uses focus groups and the modified Delphi technique to identify areas of discordant beliefs and areas of consensus to better guide population based studies. Using online conditional logic based surveys, various population based public health models, including the Health Belief Model and Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices (KABP), are employed to explore problems in healthcare delivery or needs assessment planning for healthcare resource utilization. In addition, Dr. Goad uses retrospective database mining primarily to validate social-behavioral findings or to conduct patient care program outcomes evaluations. The goal of his research is to bring a better understanding of the value of immunization and travel medicine and the contribution of pharmacists to these preventative health services.