POP Seminar Announcement: Steve Smith and Mohannad Elkhider

Smith and Elkhider Seminar

Steven M. Smith, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, CHC, FCCP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research in the College of Pharmacy and Associate Director for the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease at UF. His background and training are in clinical pharmacy, clinical research in the outpatient care setting, biomedical informatics, and pharmacoepidemiology. His research is focused on observational studies and secondary analyses of clinical trial datasets studying hypertension treatment and cardiovascular outcomes, and particularly, treatment-resistant hypertension. He has previously served as the Institute of Medicine Fellow in Pharmacy and as an author on the American Heart Association scientific statement on resistant hypertension. He is currently funded by an NHLBI career development award to study improving antihypertensive treatment selection by harnessing EHR and administrative claims data to develop treatment response prediction models.

Mohannad Elkhider received his Pharmacy degree from Oman Medical College before then receiving his Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Leicester School of Pharmacy in the United Kingdom.  He then began Working for the Drug Control Department at the Ministry of Health in Oman.  Mohannad started at UF in fall of 2016 and his research area of interest is in Comparative Safety and Effectiveness.