Teresa Hudson, Pharm.D., Ph.D.


Director, Division of Health Services Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Associate Director, VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), North Little Rock, AR
Core Investigator, VA South Central (VISN 16) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), North Little Rock, AR
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR


UAMS Phone number: (501) 526-8131
VA Phone number: (501) 257-1716
UAMS e-mail: hudsonteresaj@uams.edu
VA e-mail: teresa.hudson@va.gov

Program Coordinator: Jamie Henry; jchenry@uams.edu; 501-526-8320

DHSR Program Manager: Brian Behrle, BLBehrle@uams.edu; 501-526-8130

Research Expertise:

Dr. Hudson was trained as a pharmacist with an emphasis in clinical use of medicines, quality of medication management and medication adherence. Dr. Hudson’s research has focused on understanding the epidemiology of medication use and identifying strategies to improve the safe and effective use of medications for treatment of mental health disorders and understanding the physical health implications of medications to treat these disorders. Dr. Hudson has worked with VA clinicians and opinion leaders to develop strategies to improve quality of medication management, medication adherence and physical health monitoring among individuals receiving antipsychotic medications. Her work with Arkansas Medicaid has concentrated on understanding disparities in medication use among recipients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dementia. More recently, Dr. Hudson has begun research in understanding the risks of opioid use among individuals who use these medications chronically and is participating in research to understand how pharmacists and physicians manage the risks associated with opioid medications.

Research Interests: schizophrenia, PTSD, medication adherence, quality of medication management, opioid use and dependence

List of recent publications:

Current publications, 2009-2016

Grubbs KM, Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Hudson T, Moore WM, Custer P, Schneider R, Schnurr PP. Predictors of Initiation and Engagement of Cognitive Processing Therapy Among Veterans With PTSD Enrolled in Collaborative Care. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2015 Dec;28(6):580-584

Hayes CJ, Hudson TJ, Phillip MA, Bursac Z, Williams JS, Austin MA, Edlund MJ, Martin BC. The influence of propoxyphene withdrawal on opioid use in Veterans. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2015 Nov; 24(11): 1180-1188.

Pyne JM, Fortney JC, Mouden S, Lu L, Hudson TJ, Mittal D. Cost-effectiveness of on-site versus off-site collaborative care for depression in rural FQHCs. Psychiatric Services. 2015 May;66(5):491-499.

Hudson TJ, Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Lu L, Mittal D. Reduction of patient-reported antidepressant side effects, by type of collaborative care. Psychiatric Services. 2015 Mar 1;66(3);272-278.

Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Kimbrell TA, Hudson TJ, Robinson DE, Schneider R, Moore WM, Custer PJ, Grubbs KM, Schnurr PP. Telemedicine-based collaborative care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Jan;72(1):58-67.

Hudson TJ, Fortney JC, Williams JS, Austen M, Pope SK, Hayes C. Effect of rural residence on use of VHA mental health care among OEF/OIF Veterans. Psychiatric Services. 2014 Dec 1;65(12):1420-1425.

Vanderlip ER, Sullivan MD, Edlund MJ, Martin BC, Fortney J, Austen M, Williams JS, Hudson TJ. National study of discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy among Veterans. Pain. 2014 Dec;155(12):2673-2679.

Bian J, Xie M, Topaloglu U, Hudson T, Eswaran H, Hogan W. Social network analysis of biomedical research collaboration networks in a CTSA institution. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2014 Dec;52:130-140.

Bian J, Xie M, Hudson TJ, Eswaran H, Brochhausen M, Hanna J, Hogan WR. CollaborationViz: interactive visual exploration of biomedical research collaboration networks. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 18; 9(11): e111928

Edlund MJ, Austen MA, Sullivan MD, Martin BC, Williams JS, Fortney JC, Hudson TJ. Patterns of opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain in the Veterans Health Administration from 2009 to 2011. Pain. 2014 Nov;155(11):2337-2343.

Davis T, Deen T, Fortney J, Sullivan G, Hudson T. Utilization of VA mental health and primary care services among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with depression: The influence of ethnicity and gender status. Military Medicine. 2014 May;179(5):515-520.

Dhamane A, Martin BC, Brixner DI, Hudson TJ, Said Q. Metabolic monitoring of patients prescribed second-generation antipsychotics. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2013 Sep;19(5):360-374.

Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Mouden SB, Mittal D, Hudson TJ, Schroeder GW, Williams DK, Bynum CA, Mattox R, Rost KM. Practice-based versus telemedicine based collaborative care for depression in rural federally qualified health centers: a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness trial. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2013 Apr 1;170(4):414-425.

Kimbrell T, Pyne JM, Kunik ME, Magruder KM, Petersen NJ, Yu HJ, Hudson TJ, Schulz PE, Qureshi SU. The impact of Purple Heart commendation and PTSD on mortality rates in older Veterans. Depression and Anxiety. 2011 Dec 21;28(12):1086-1090.

Hudson TJ. The meds-help pharmacy-based intervention increases antipsychotic drug adherence, but not symptoms. Commentary on Valenstein et al. (2011). Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2011 Nov;14(4):114.

Qureshi SU, Long ME, Bradshaw MR, Pyne JM, Magruder KM, Kimbrell T, Hudson TJ, Jawaid A, Schulz PE, Kunik ME. Does PTSD impair cognition beyond the effect of trauma? The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences. 2011 Feb 9; 23(1): 16-28

Qureshi SU, Kimbrell T, Pyne JM, Magruder KM, Hudson TJ, Petersen NJ, Yu HJ, Schulz PE, Kunik ME. Greater prevalence and incidence of dementia in older Veterans with PTSD. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2010 Sep;58(9):1627-1633.

Karve S, Cleves MA, Helm M, Hudson TJ, West DS, Martin BC. Good and poor adherence: Optimal cut-point for adherence measures using administrative claims data. Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2009 Sep;25(9):2303-2310.

Karve S, Cleves MA, Helm M, Hudson TJ, West DS, Martin BC. Prospective validation of eight different adherence measures for use with administrative claims data among patients with schizophrenia. Value in Health. 2009 Sep;12(6):989-995.