Healthcare Quality, Medication Safety, and Population Health Fellowship


The goal of this program is to prepare pharmacists for a career in healthcare quality improvement, medication safety, and population health by providing the opportunity to gain important skills and knowledge in this area. Within the program, the fellow will focus on medication safety, quality, pharmacy regulation and quality improvement.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please note we are not recruiting at this time, and our next recruitment cycle will occur next year for a start date of July 2025. Applicants are required to submit the application materials listed below to by December 30, 2024:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement (In two pages or less, describe your background, interest and experience in Healthcare Quality, Medication Safety, and Population Health, and your career goals)
  • Unofficial Transcripts 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (sent to the above email address)

Program Dates

The fellowship is two years in length, beginning July 1, 2025 and ending June 30, 2027. 

Number of Fellows

Two concurrent fellows

Training Site

The fellow will work for UF Health Physicians outpatient practices as well as the UF College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, FL, USA.

 Opportunities for Professional Development

  • Evaluate literature in medication safety and healthcare quality
  • Lead the Clinical Safety Committee and serve on the Quality & Safety team
  • Provide vital medication information and safety perspectives to clinical personnel
  • Oversee medication and vaccine use at UF Health outpatient practices alongside a licensed consultant pharmacist
  • Develop an understanding of data science and programming to conduct outcomes research
  • Conduct and evaluate quality improvement projects
  • Assess billing and electronic health record data for quality improvement purposes
  • Complete a Teaching Certificate from the University of Florida
  • Complete Certificate in one of the following programs: Applied Pharmacoeconimics, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Managed Care Pharmacy Systems, or Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications
  • Serve as a Teaching Assistant and lead topic discussions in the Pharm.D. curricula
  • Conduct inspections of a variety of UF Health clinics in primary and specialty care
  • Provide clinical and regulatory guidance to other healthcare professionals regarding the use of medications

Application Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited institution
  • Florida Pharmacist license in good standing; or eligibility for such licensure

Statement of Respect and Dignity for All

The Healthcare Quality, Medication Safety, and Population Health Fellowship program is committed to cultivating an environment where all can thrive. Our program is strengthened by including those from varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We hold ourselves accountable for creating an inclusive and nurturing learning environment, ensuring equal opportunity for all trainees. The UF College of Pharmacy and our training program are dedicated to assisting all trainees in their pursuit of excellence as they strive to achieve their personal and professional goals.

 Fellowship Director

Rachel C Reise

Rachel C Reise Pharm.D., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Phone: (352) 265-7242

Current Fellows

Jaeyoung  Choi

Jaeyoung Choi Pharm.D.

Phone: (352) 733-1082
Michael Luvera
Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy

Michael Luvera Pharm.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Phone: (352) 733-1083

Current and Past Fellows

Years Name current position
2023 Jae Choi Fellow
2023- Michael Luvera Fellow
2021-2023 Kelly Ma Coordinator of Clinical Documentation & Workflow, UF Health Physicians
2020-2022 Rachel Reise Clinical Assistant Professor, UF College of Pharmacy
2018-2020 Silken Usmani Medical Writer in Clinical Affairs, Integra LifeSciences
2017-2018 Farran Weaver ––
2015-2017 Jessica Gonzalez Poison Information Specialist at Atrium Health; Quality Improvement & Medication Safety Pharmacist
2013-2015 Omjoy Ganesh Manager of Clinical Risk at UF Health Shands
2012-2013 Katherine Cich Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist at Orlando VA Medical Center
2010-2012 Carolyn Smith Medication Safety Officer at Department of Veterans Affairs