Grooms’ research focuses broadly on factors which impede the effectiveness of various health policies as they relate to underrepresented communities. Some of her current research focuses on domestic health policies and interventions geared toward individuals who suffer from substance use disorders and behavioral health conditions as well as Medicaid Expansion. This body of research includes opioid prescribing behavior of physicians, the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs, the effect of a national opioid advisory,  and access to treatment facilities for mental and behavioral health. Her dissertation focused on the health limitations caused by the World Trade Organization’s trade policies regarding pharmaceutical drugs. She investigated how the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights amplified and/or dwindled the inequality in access to pharmaceuticals among developed, developing and least-developed WTO members.


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Florida
M. A. in Economics, University of Florida
B.S. in Economics, Political Science, Loyola Marymount University (CA)

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