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Dr. Jeff Goad

Professor, Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
Expertise: Travel Medicine; Vaccines or Immunizations; Public Health; Epidemiology
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 258
Phone: (714) 516-5491
Scholarly Works:
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University of Southern California, Master of Public Health
University of Southern California, Doctor of Pharmacy


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.

Research Interests

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.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Beren J and Goad JA. Routine Travel Vaccines: Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid. In: Keystone JS, Kozarsky P, eds. Travel Medicine, 4th Ed., Ch. 11 Elsevier, 2019: 89-100.
Bach AT, Kang AY, Lewis J, Xavioer S, Portillo I, Goad JA. Addressing common barriers in adult immunizations: a review of interventions. Expert Review of Vaccines. 2019. 18(11): 1167-1185. doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2019.1698955
Lewis J, Gregorian T, Portillo I, Goad J. Drug interactions with antimalarial medications in older travelers: a clinical guide. J Trav Med. 2019; 27(1): 1-14 doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taz089
Bach A and Goad J. Using Community Pharmacy Immunization Screening Forms to Identify Potential Immunization Opportunities. Pharmacy. 2019; 7(4), 160: DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy7040160
Hurley-Kim K, Goad J, Seed S, Hess K. Pharmacy-based Travel Health Services in the United States. Pharmacy. 2019; 7(5): 22-33. doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7010005
Lam J, Gutierrez M, Goad JA, Odessky L, Bock J. Use of virtual games for interactive learning in a pharmacy curriculum. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019; 11(1):51-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2018.09.012. (Epub 2018 Oct 9.)
Goad J. Beyond Continuing Education: Continuing Professional Development and the CTH. J Travel Med. 2019; 26(3) - Epub 2018 Nov 14
Bethishou L, Munjy L and Goad J. 2018-2019 Immunization Updates: Highlights for Pharmacists. Pharmacy Times. March 10, 2019
Durham MJ, Mekhjian HS, Goad JA, Lou M, Ding M, Richeimer SH. Topical Ketamine in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Int J Pharm Compd. 2018; Mar-Apr; 22(2): 172-175
Gregorian T, Alvarez N, Fong G, Xavioer S, Goad J. Preventing the Herpes Zoster Virus via Vaccination: The Role of the Retail Pharmacist as Patient Advocate, Identifier, Educator and Immunizer. Pharmacy Times. August 2018; 74-85
Goad JA, Hess K, Bach A. Ch.72. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In: Young LY, Koda-Kimble M, eds. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs,11th Ed, Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins; 2017: 1534-1544
Goad JA and Mirzaian E. Ch. 18 Pinworm Infections. In: Krinsky, ed, et al. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 19th Ed, American Pharmacists Association Press; 2017
Gregorian T, Bach A, Hess K, Hurley K, Mirzaian E, Goad J. Implementing Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services: Insight and Guidance from Frontline Practitioners. California Pharmacist. 2017; LXIV(1): 23-29
Lewis J and Goad J. Immunization Update: A Focus on Medical Indications for Vaccines in Adults. Rx Consultant. 2017; XXVI (8): 1-12
Goad JA and Mirzaian E. Ch. 18 Pinworm Infections. In: Krinsky, ed, et al. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 18th Ed, American Pharmacists Association Press; 2015
Derderian C, Mirzaian, E, Goad J. Student Phamacists’ Perception of Readiness Using a Self-efficacy Model to Perform Medication Therapy Management Services. California Pharmacist 2015; Vol. LXI (4): 37-41
Bach, AT and Goad JA. The role of community pharmacy-based vaccination in the USA: current practice and future directions. Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice. 2015;4: 67-77
Goad J, Mausner P, Farnen T. Travel Health. RxConsultant. 2015; XXIV(8):1-8
Ko, K. J., Wade, R. L., Yu, H. T., Miller, R. M., Sherman, B., & Goad, J. Implementation of a Pharmacy-Based Adult Vaccine Benefit: Recommendations for a Commercial Health Plan Benefit. J Manag Care Pharm. 2014; 20(3): 273-82.
Mirzaian E, Amloian A, Makar F, Goad J. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Travelers. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis. 2014 (Feb):1-16. Published online. doi: 10.1007/s40506-014-0011-7
Beren J and Goad JA. Routine Travel Vaccines. In: Keystone JS, Freedman DO, eds. Travel Medicine, 3rd Ed., Ch. 11 Elsevier, 2013
Goad JA and Durham M. The Anti-vaccine Movement – A Pharmacist’s View. In: Chatterjee A, ed. Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century, Ch. 6, 2013
Goad J, Taitel M, Fensterheim L, Cannon A. Vaccinations Administered During Off-Clinic Hours at a National Community Pharmacy: Implications for Increasing Patient Access and Convenience. Annals of Family Medicine 2013;11(5):429-436