The UF College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy welcomes Dr. Sean Hennessy as our February 5th, 2018 Guest Speaker for POP Seminar.
Dr. Sean Hennessy is a Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Perelman school of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts research in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, which is the study of the health effects of drugs and other medical products in populations. His team identified a survival benefit of potassium supplementation in users of loop diuretics, and studied serious health consequences of drug-drug interactions involving high-risk drugs including anticoagulants, antidiabetic agents and antiplatelet agents. His research has produced crucial knowledge about the cardiovascular safety of many widely-used drugs for mental health conditions in including ADHD, depression, and schizophrenia. He also evaluated an early approach to using medical insurance data to improve prescribing, finding it ineffective despite its federal mandate. You can learn more about Dr. Hennessey at the following link.