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For over 30 years, the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (formerly Pharmacy Health Care Administration) has trained over 50 PhD students and 10 FDA/CDER Master of Science students. With a strong quantitative focus in graduate training and research, our research programs build on existing course work and learning experiences in interdisciplinary research teams. Prospective students may also be interested in PhD career routes and the types of research our Alumni have pursued. Below is a sample of our past students.

 

 

Ph.D. Graduates By Year

2013-2014

2012-2013                    2004-2005

2011-2012                    2003-2004

2010-2011                    2002-2003

2009-2010                    2001-2002

2008-2009                    2000-2001

2007-2008                    1999-2000

2006-2007                    1998-1999

2005-2006                    1997-1998

     Before 1997

 

 

Ph.D. Graduates

 

2013-2014 Graduates

Qinli Ma, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes among Florida Medicaid Enrollees with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)”
  • Advisor: Dr. Teresa Kauf
  • First position after graduation: Research Analyst, Healthcore, Inc.

 

Xuerong Wen, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Combining Adverse Prenatal Outcomes for Women Exposed to Anti-Epileptic Drugs During Pregnancy, Using a Latent Trait Model”
  • Advisor: Dr. Abraham Hartzema
  • Contact information: xwen4@ufl.edu

 

Steven Bird, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Self-Controlled Methodology in Pharmacoepidemiology: The Case-Time-Control and Self-Controlled Series”
  • Advisor: Dr. Abraham Hartzema
  • First position after graduation: Pharmacoepidemiologist, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), FDA

 

Olihe Okoro, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Patient and healthcare provider perceptions on linkage to care and medication adherence among African American women living with HIV/AIDS – A qualitative comparative study”
  • Advisor: Dr. Folakemi Odedina
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Duluth
  • Contact information: ookoro@d.umn.edu
  • Webpage: http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/faculty/okoro_olihe/index.htm

 

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2012-2013 Graduates

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Stephan Linden, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Risk of Suicide and Suicide Attempt Associated with Atomoxetine Compared to Central Nervous System Stimulant Treatment”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Global Epidemiologist, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany

 

Efe Odia Eworuke, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Epidemiologist, Office for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Office of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology, FDA

 

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2011-2012 Graduates

Charles Douglas, Ph.D, MBA

  • Dissertation: “Towards an Operational Definition of Pharmacy Clinical Competency”
  • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Reid
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Pharmacy
  • 2013 New Investigator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Contact information: charles.douglas@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
  • Webpage: http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/directory/bios/douglas.html

 

Jennifer Guo, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “Random-effects Approches Comparisons in Meta-Analysis: Simulation with Binomial Outcomes”
  • Advisor: Dr. Abraham Hartzema
  • First position after graduation: Research Scientist, Project Manager, BioSignia Inc.
  • Current Position: Pharmacoepidemiologist at UCB Biosciences, Inc., Raleigh, NC

 

Christine Lee, Ph.D

  • Dissertation: “The Development of a Pharmacist Model of Professional Oblicgation Using Bandura’s Theory of Moral Disengagement”
  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Public Health Fellow, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
  • Current position: Interdisciplinary Health Scientist, Division of Risk Management, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA

 

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2010-2011 Graduates

Chih-Ying Chen, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Use of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Pharmacological Treatment Following the Public Discussion on Cardiovascular Safety and the Introduction of Medication Guides for Central Nervous System Stimulants and Atomoxetine”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Post-doctoral Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Boston MA
  • Current position: Epidemiologist, Office for Surveillance and Epidemiology, FDA

 

Pranav Gandhi, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Assessment of Response Shift in Patients Treated with a Calcium Antagonist or an Atenolol-Led Hypertension Strategy in the International Verapamil-Trandolapril Study”
  • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Ried
  • First position after graduation: Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Current position: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, South College
  • Contact information: pgandhi@southcollegetn.edu
  • Webpage: http://www.southcollegetn.edu/areas-of-study/doctoral-programs/pharmacy/school-of-pharmacy/faculty,-staff-and-administration/pranav-gandhi.html

 

Jinghua He, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Baseline Health Related Quality of Life as Confounder in Observational Research for Elderly Men with Localized Prostate Cancer”
  • Advisor: Dr. Abraham Hartzema
  • First position after graduation: Epidemiologist, Merck & Co. Inc, Upper Gwynedd, PA

 

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2009-2010 Graduates

Christian Hampp, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Utility of Current Surveillance Systems to Detect RSV Seasons and Implications for Immunoprophylaxis”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Current position: Epidemiologist, Office for Surveillance and Epidemiology, FDA

 

Mark Allen, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Understanding Situations Where People Report Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence (CRN): A Qualitative Study”
  • Advisor: Dr. Carole Kimberlin
  • First position after graduation: Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

Chen-Ning Hsu, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Clinical Effectiveness and Cost of Antiviral Therapy in Patients with Hepatitis C Infection in a Managed Care Setting “
  • Advisor: Dr. Teresa Kauf
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacist, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 

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2008-2009 Graduates

Michael Mueller, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Family Caregiver Quality of Life in a Pediatric Oncology Setting”
  • Advisor: Dr. Carole Kimberlin
  • First position after graduation: Academic Programs Coordinator, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Current position: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Student Services, School of Pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Contact information: mmueller@lecom.edu

 

Kumar Mukherjee, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Economic Tradeoff Between Purchase of Medical Care and Other Commodities in the USA”
  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
  • Contact information: kmukherj@csu.edu

 

Ahunna Onyenwenyi, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Off-Label Prescribing of Anticonvulsant Drugs”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Pharmacoepidemiology Research Manager, The Degge Group, Arlington, VA
  • Current Position: Epidemiologist at Docs Global

 

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2007-2008 Graduates

Patrick Garman, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Risk of Tendon Rupture After Quinolone Use in a Military Population”
  • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Ried
  • First position after graduation: Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs, Military Vaccine Agency, Falls Church, VA

 

Sawaeng Watcharathanakij, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Time Lag Model for Quality of Life Assessment in HIV-Infected Patients with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy”
  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
  • Previous administrative appointment: Department Chair, Associate Dean in Planning and Research, Associate Dean in Research and Public Relation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
  • Contact information: phsawaeng@mail2.ubu.ac.th

 

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2006-2007 Graduates

 

Tobias Gerhard, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Time-dependent Confounding ni Antihypertensive Drug Studies”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy/Associate Director for the Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging research, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • Current position: Associate Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy/Associate Director for the Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging research, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • Contact information: tgerhard@ifh.rutgers.edu
  • Webpage: http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/about_us/members.asp?v=2&i=514

 

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2005-2006 Graduates

Penkarn Kanjanarat, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Impact of the 30 Baht Health Insurance Policy on Hospital Drug Utilization in Thailand”
  • Advisor: Dr. Almut Winterstein
  • First position after graduation: Lecturer, College of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Current position: Lecturer, Assistant Dean for International Relations and Corporate Communication, College of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Contact information: penkarn.k@cmu.ac.th

 

 

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2004-2005 Graduates

Brian Sauer, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Medication Use Performance-Indicators: A Systems Perspective”
  • Advisor: Dr. Charles Hepler
  • First position after graduation: SLC Veteran Affairs Special Medical Informatics Fellow, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Current position: Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Contact information: Brian.Sauer@hsc.utah.edu
  • Webpage: http://medicine.utah.edu/faculty/mddetail.php?facultyID=u0431211
  • Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Sauer2

 

Sharrel Pinto, PhD

  • Dissertation: “American Medical Association’s Guidelines on Gifts to Physicians: Assessing Intent to Comply”
  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy, Toledo, OH
  • Current Position: Division Head and Associate Professor of Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences, Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), Vice Chair Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • Contact information: sharrel.pinto@utoledo.edu
  • Webpage: https://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/depts/deptpharmpractice/hoss/faculty-spinto.html

 

Michael Taylor, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Prostate Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines: Clinical and Economic Outcomes”
  • Advisor: Dr. Abraham Hartzema
  • First position after graduation: Contract Epidemiologist at Genentech, San Francisco, CA

 

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2003-2004 Graduates

 

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2002-2003 Graduates

Henry Young, PhD

  • Dissertation: “A Social Cognitive Rationale for Consumer’s Communication Behavior in Response to Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising”
  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation: Post-doctoral fellow, University of California, Davis Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Sacramento, CA
  • Current position: Kroger Associate Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia
  • Contact information: young.henry.nolan@gmail.com
  • Webpage: http://cap.rx.uga.edu/index.php/people/faculty/young_henry/

 

 

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2001-2002 Graduates

 

Lourdes Planas, PhD

  • Dissertation: “The Development of a Pharmacist Model of Perceived Responsibility for Drug Therapy Outcomes Using the Triangle Model of Reponsibility “
  • Advisor: Dr. Carole Kimberlin
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Contact information: Lourdes-Planas@ouhsc.edu
  • Webpage: http://pharmacy.ouhsc.edu/people/view.asp?User=lplanas

 

Avin Yaldo, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Effects of Patient Persuasion on Physician Prescribing of Antibiotics”
  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Associate Director, Global Health Outcomes Research Group, Pharmacia, Peapack, NJ
  • Current Position: Health Economics and Outcomes Researcher at Bayer HealthCare

 

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2000-2001 Graduates

Richard Faris, PhD

  • Dissertation: Explicit definitions to identify preventable drug-related morbidity in an elderly population and their use as an indicator of quality in the medication use system
  • Advisor: Dr. Charles Helpler
  • First position: Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Outcomes Research, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Current position after graduation: Director, Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics (HOPE) at UCB, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Summana Moolasarn, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Depressive adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs: a comparison of calcium channel blocker-led with  ß-blocker-led treatment strategies”
  • Advisor: L. Douglas Ried
  • First position after graduation: Lecturer, Ubon Ratchathani College of Pharmacy, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • Current position after graduation: Associate Professor, Ubon Ratchathani College of Pharmacy, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • Contact information: summana@hotmail.com
  • Webpage: http://www.ubuenglish.ubu.ac.th/index.php?id=262

 

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1999-2000 Graduates

Barbara Brice, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Understanding Customer Expectations of Community Pharmacy Services”
  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation: Independent consultant on health care policy and qualitative research

 

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1998-1999 Graduates

Neil MacKinnon, PhD

  • Dissertation: “Risk Assessment of Preventable Drug-Related Morbidity in Older Persons”
  • Advisor: Dr. Charles Hepler
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Collage of Pharmacy, Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Current position: Dean and Professor, James L Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati
  • Contact information: mackinnj@ucmail.uc.edu
  • Webpage: http://pharmacy.uc.edu/faculty-staff/directory/CollegeCode/333727/
  • Twitter: @RxDeanMac

 

 

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David Nau, PhD

  • Dissertation: “A Perceived Value Framework for Explaining Patients’ Intentions to Use Pharmaceutical Care Services”
  • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Reid
  • First position: Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
  • Current position: President of Pharmacy Quality Solutions

 

David Gettman, PhD

    • Dissertation: “An Exploratory Investigation of a Proposed Stress Model of Medication Adherence (SMMA) Among Elderly Outpatients”
    • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Reid
    • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Administration Department, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    • Current position: Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences at D’Youville College
    • Contact information: gettmand@dyc.edu
    • Webpage: http://www.dyc.edu/academics/pharmacy/profile_gettman.aspx

 

 

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Graduates before 1997

Karen Rascati, PhD

  • Dissertation: Multidimensional work sampling to evaluate the effects of computerization in an outpatient pharmacy
  • Advisor: Dr. Carole Kimberlin
  • First position: Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Current position: Stewart Turley/Eckerd Corporation Centennial Endowed Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Contact information: krascati@austin.utexas.edu
  • Webpage:http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/divisions/practiceadmin/faculty/rascatiposition.html

 

Folakemi Odedina, PhD

  • Dissertation: Implementation of pharmaceutical care in community practice : development of a theoretical framework for implementation
  • Advisor: Dr. Charles Helpler
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University
  • Current position: Professor, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, FL
  • Contact information: fodedina@cop.ufl.edu
  • Webpage: http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/faculty/folakemi-odedina/

 

Carolyn Brown, PhD

  • Dissertation: An assessment of ethnic differences in drug use decision making among African American and white American hypertensive patients: implications for hypertension management
  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Divisions of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Current position: Professor, Divisions of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Contact information: cmbrown@austin.utexas.edu
  • Webpage: http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/divisions/practice/faculty/brown.html

 

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MS Graduates

2010-2011 Graduates

Bingcao Wu, BS, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Research Analyst, HealthCore, Inc., Wilmington, DE

 

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2007-2008 Graduates

Jae-Min Hwang, BS, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation:

 

Lek Rungreangyingyod, BS, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation: Enrolled into a Ph.D program at a different university

 

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2005-2006 Graduates

Karen Mitchell, BS, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation: Pharmaceutical Analyst, Mercer Consulting, New York, NY

 

Harry Nyanteh, MD, MSC, MPH

  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Clinical Trials Coordinator, InterCare DX, Hawthorne, CA

 

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2004-2005 Graduates

Dora Mouallem, BS, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Richard Segal
  • First position after graduation: Returned to home country to work as a pharmacist

 

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2002-2003 Graduates

Mark Monteath, BS, BA, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation: Field representative, AstraZeneca (Southeastern quadrant, United States)

 

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2001-2002 Graduates

William Garst, BS, MPH, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Ried
  • First position after graduation: Pharmacy Department, Shands at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, FL

 

Matt Morrow, BS, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. L. Douglas Ried
  • First position after graduation: Pharmacy Department, VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

 

Clarence McMillan, PharmD, MS

  • Advisor: Dr. Earlene Lipowski
  • First position after graduation:

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