Ph.D. Alumni


Graduate NameDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst Position after Graduation
Phuong Tan Tran"Advancing Evidence on Antibiotic Use, their Safety, and Methodology to Deal with Unmeasured Confounding"Dr. Almut WintersteinAssociate Director in Real-world Data Analytics at Boehringer-Ingelheim
Earl Morris"Treatment patterns and cardiorenal outcomes associated with Xanthine Oxidase inhibitor use in older adults"Dr. Steven SmithResearch Assistant Professor at the UF College of Pharmacy


Graduate NameDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst Position After Graduation
Brianna Costales"Utilization nd Safety of Pharmacological Treatments for Early-Onset Idiopathic Restless Leg Syndrome"Dr. Amie GoodinPostdoctoral Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Mohannad Elkhider“Real-World Performance of Sacubitril-Valsartan in the Management of Heart Failure”Dr. Vakaramoko DiabySenior Pharmacist at the Drug Control Department - Ministry of Health, Oman
Amir Sarayani“Real-World Evidence for Obesity Medicines: Evaluation of Safety and Risk Minimization Strategies"Dr. Almut Winterstein Manager, Global Epidemiology Johnson & Johnson (Janssen R&D)
Munaza Riaz"Pharmacotherapy in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Trends, Costs, Effectiveness, and Safety"Dr. Haesuk ParkUF College of Pharmacy postdoc in the POP department


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst Position after Graduation
Patrick Squires, Pharm.D., Ph.D. “Impact of Oral Oncolytic Parity Legislation on Treatment Patterns and Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs in Patients with Multiple Myeloma”Dr. Joshua Brown Associate Director, Global Outcomes Research and Strategic Evidence Generation, Oncology, Merck
Ziyan Chen. Ph.D. “Real-world Treatment Patterns, Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness Associated with Palbociclib Use in Women with HR-/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer”Dr. Vakaramoko DiabyAmgen HEOR manager
Phuong Pham, Ph.D. “Comparative Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors among Patients with Depression”Dr. Joshua BrownORISE Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Aram Babcock, Pharm.D., Ph.D."Evaluation of her2-directed Therapies in her2+ non-metastatic Breast Cancer in Women "Dr. Vakaramoko DiabyRutgers/HOPE Post-doctoral Fellow/ Real World Value & Evidence, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Cardiovascular/Metabolic & Infectious Disease/Vaccines Fellow
Ching-Yuan (Peggy) Chang, Ph.D., M.S."Endocrine therapy, prescription opioid, and antidepressant use among breast cancer survivors"Dr. Lo-CiganicVertex Pharmaceuticals
Raj Desai, Ph.D., M.S., “Optimization of medication regimen in adults with treated hypertension: Polypharmacy, effectiveness and safety, and potential drug-drug interactions”Dr. Steven SmithAssociate- Health Care, Analysis Group
Amir Sarayani, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. “Real-World Evidence for Obesity Medicines: Evaluation of Safety and Risk Minimization Strategies” Dr. Almut Winterstein Manager, Global Epidemiology | Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Research & Development)
Thuy Thai, Ph.D., MPH, B.S.Pharm"Utilization and Safety of Prescription Antiemetic Drugs during Pregnancy.” Dr. Almut Winterstein Assistant Scientist at POP
Ching-Yu (Jessie) Wang, Ph.D."Developing Real-world Clinical and Economic Evidence for Biosimilar Filgrastim And Pegfilgrastim "Dr. Joshua Brown Research associate at Evidera


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Xinyi Jiang, Ph.D.“The Cascade of Hepatitis C Virus Care among Individuals with Substance Use Disorders” Dr. Haesuk ParkPrevention Effectiveness Fellow, Division of Overdose Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Xi Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H.“Utilization and Safety of Biologics for Pregnant Women with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”Dr. Almut WintersteinDrug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE)
Hussain Alqhtani, Ph.D."Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression (PMD) among Privately Insured People in the U.S.”
Dr. Karam DiabyAssistant Prof. at the College of Pharmacy, Najran University, Saudi Arabia
Cheng “Alice” Chen"Utilization, Safety, and Effectiveness of Prescription Gabapentinoids And Opioids Among Older Adults"Dr. Yu-Jung “Jenny” WeiPostdoctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania
Mahek Garg "Use, Misuse, and Safety of Antibiotics"Dr. Haesuk Park Associate Director, CORE Oncology, Merck


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Yasser Albogami, Ph.D."Safety and Effectiveness of Pharmacological Treatment in Patients with Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease and Type II Diabetes"Dr. Almut WintersteinAssistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Sascha J. Van Boemmel-Wegmann, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D. "Treatment Patterns, Healthcare Resource Use, and Gastrointestinal Safety of Metastatic Melanoma Therapies with a Particular Emphasis on Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors"Dr. Haesuk ParkConsultant for Real-World Evidence Projects and Market Access Strategies at Ingress-Health, Berlin Area, Germany
Bingcao Wu, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. “Real-World Evidence of Antidepressants Use in Breast Cancer Women with Post-Diagnosis Major Depressive Disorder: a Retrospective Cohort Study”Dr. Hong Xiao Director, Real-World Market Access Analytics, Janssen Pharmaceuticals


Graduate Dissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Wei (Vivian) Wang, B.S."Cancer Risks and Economic Burden in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients in the Era of Direct-Acting Antivirals"Dr. Haesuk ParkAssociate Director at Vaccine Product Line, Center of Observational and Real-world Evidence, Merck
Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., M.S."Evaluating unintended consequences of strategies aimed to control the opioid crisis on acute pain management patient outcomes"Dr. Almut WintersteinAssistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida
Yan Li, B.S. Pharm., M.S."Epidemiology and Safety of Skeletal Muscle Relaxants and Concomitant Opioid or Psychotropic Medication Use"Dr. Almut WintersteinORISE fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Rheumatology Products (DPARP) at the Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Monica Munoz, Pharm.D., M.S."Direct Reporting to the US Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System: An Evaluation of Reporting Patterns, Impact of Consumer Reporting Form Changes, and Pharmacovigilance Utility"Dr. Almut WintersteinDeputy Director, Division of Pharmacovigilance I, FDA
Ghadeer Dawwas, B.S. Pharm., M.B.A."Safety and Effectiveness of Anti-Platelet Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients"Dr. Haesuk ParkPost-doctoral fellow, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida
Abdullah Alalwan, Pharm.D."Assessment of the Use of Warfarin in Bariatric Surgery Patients"Dr. Abraham HartzemaAssistant Professor, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Ju Hyeun (Elise) Kim, Pharm.D."Reducing the Burden of Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis"Dr. Abraham Hartzema


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Adel Alrwisan, Ph.D."Azithromycin: An Evaluation of Use and Safety"Dr. Almut Winterstein Consultant, Pharmacovigilance department, Saudi Arabia Food and Drug Authority
Chao Chen, Ph.D."Observational studies in inflammatory bowel disease"Dr. Abraham HartzemaEpidemiologist, Takeda
YoonYoung Choi, Ph.D."Calibration of chronic lung disease severity as a risk factor for respiratory syncytial virus hospitalizations merging multiple data sources."Dr. Almut WintersteinAssociate Director, Outcomes Research, Merck
Yanmin Zhu, Ph.D., B.S."Metabolic Effects of Atypical Antipsychotic Use During Pregnancy."Dr. Almut WintersteinPost-doctoral Fellow, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Harvard Medical School


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Nakyung Jeon, Ph.D., M.P.H, B.S.Pharm"Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitals"Dr. Almut WintersteinAssistant Scientist, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida
Chintan Dave, Ph.D."Health Outcomes Related to Statin Medications"Dr. Abraham HartzemaPost-doctoral fellow, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Harvard Medical School


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after gradaution
Xinyue Liu, Ph.D., B.S.PharmThe Impact of Psychotropic Drugs and Drug-Drug Combinations on Seizure Control in Children with EpilepsyDr. Almut WintersteinPostdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida
Irene Murimi, Ph.D., M.A.Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease: An Analysis of the Lumbar Spinal Fusion ProcedureDr. Abraham HartzemaSenior research analyst, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Danijela Stojanovic, Ph.D., Pharm.D."Depression and Osteoporotic Fractures: Potential Pathways"Dr. Chris DelaneyEpidemiologist, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Food and Drug Administration
Caitlin Knox, Ph.D."The Comparative Safety of Anti-Diabetic Treatment in Pregnant Women with Pre-Existing Diabetes"Dr. Almut WintersteinSenior Research Analyst, Healthcore, Inc.
Wei Liu, Ph.D."Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors and Risk of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: a Post-Marketing Safety Study"Dr. Almut WintersteinORISE Fellow, Food and Drug Administration
Jonathan Schelfhout, Ph.D."Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Total Hip Arthroplasty Articulating Surfaces"Dr. Abraham HartzemaFirst position after graduation: Associate Director, US Outcomes Research, Merck & Co, Inc


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Qinli Ma, Ph.D."Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes among Florida Medicaid Enrollees with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)"Dr. Teresa KaufResearch Analyst, Healthcore, Inc.
Xuerong Wen, Ph.D."Combining Adverse Prenatal Outcomes for Women Exposed to Anti-Epileptic Drugs During Pregnancy, Using a Latent Trait Model"Dr. Abraham Hartzema
Steven Bird, Ph.D."Self-Controlled Methodology in Pharmacoepidemiology: The Case-Time-Control and Self-Controlled Series"Dr. Abraham HartzemaPharmacoepidemiologist, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), FDA
Olihe Okoro, Ph.D.“Patient and healthcare provider perceptions on linkage to care and medication adherence among African American women living with HIV/AIDS – A qualitative comparative study”Dr. Folakemi OdedinaAssistant Professor, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Duluth
Rachel Rosenthal, Ph.D.“Board Certified Pharmacists Motivational Influences and Job Satisfaction”Dr. Richard SegalFaculty, University of Texas, Tyler, TX


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Stephan Linden, Ph.D."Risk of Suicide and Suicide Attempt Associated with Atomoxetine Compared to Central Nervous System Stimulant Treatment"Dr. Almut WintersteinGlobal Epidemiologist, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany
Efe Odia Eworuke, Ph.D."Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis"Dr. Almut Winterstein: Epidemiologist, Office for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Office of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology, FDA
Ayad Ali, Ph.D."Asthma-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Exposed to Inhaled Long-Acting Beta-2-Adrenoceptor Agonist Bronchodilators"Dr. Abraham HartzemaSenior Pharmacoepidemiologist and Science Lead, Global Patient Safety, Eli Lilly and Company


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Charles Douglas, Ph.D., M.B.A."Towards an Operational Definition of Pharmacy Clinical Competency"Dr. L. Douglas ReidAssistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Pharmacy
Jennifer Guo, Ph.D."Random-effects Approches Comparisons in Meta-Analysis: Simulation with Binomial Outcomes"Dr. Abraham HartzemaResearch Scientist, Project Manager, BioSignia Inc.
Christine Lee, Ph.D."The Development of a Pharmacist Model of Professional Oblicgation Using Bandura's Theory of Moral Disengagement"Dr. Richard SegalPublic Health Fellow, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Christian Hampp, Ph.D."Utility of Current Surveillance Systems to Detect RSV Seasons and Implications for Immunoprophylaxis"Dr. Almut WintersteinPost-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Mark Allen, Ph.D."Understanding Situations Where People Report Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence (CRN): A Qualitative Study"Dr. Carole KimberlinAffiliate Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Chen-Ning Hsu, Ph.D."Clinical Effectiveness and Cost of Antiviral Therapy in Patients with Hepatitis C Infection in a Managed Care Setting"Dr. Teresa KaufAssistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacist, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Michael Mueller, Ph.D."Family Caregiver Quality of Life in a Pediatric Oncology Setting"Dr. Carole KimberlinAcademic Programs Coordinator, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Kumar Mukherjee, Ph.D."Economic Tradeoff Between Purchase of Medical Care and Other Commodities in the USA"Dr. Richard SegalAssistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Ahunna Onyenwenyi, Ph.D."Off-Label Prescribing of Anticonvulsant Drugs"Dr. Almut WintersteinPharmacoepidemiology Research Manager, The Degge Group, Arlington, VA


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Patrick Garman, Ph.D."Risk of Tendon Rupture After Quinolone Use in a Military Population"Dr. L. Douglas RiedDeputy Director for Scientific Affairs, Military Vaccine Agency, Falls Church, VA
Sawaeng Watcharathanakij, Ph.D."Time Lag Model for Quality of Life Assessment in HIV-Infected Patients with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy"Dr. Richard SegalAssistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Tobias Gerhard, Ph.D."Time-dependent Confounding in Antihypertensive Drug Studies"Dr. Almut WintersteinAssistant 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


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Brian Sauer, Ph.D."Medication Use Performance-Indicators: A Systems Perspective"Dr. Charles HeplerSLC Veteran Affairs Special Medical Informatics Fellow, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sharrel Pinto, Ph.D."American Medical Association's Guidelines on Gifts to Physicians: Assessing Intent to Comply"Dr. Earlene LipowskiAssistant Professor, University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy, Toledo, OH
Michael Taylor, Ph.D."Prostate Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines: Clinical and Economic Outcomes"Dr. Abraham HartzemaContract Epidemiologist at Genentech, San Francisco, CA
Dionne Y. Mayhew, Ph.D."Measuring Care Quality and Health Outcomes in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease"Dr. Abraham Hartzema


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Penkarn Kanjanarat, Ph.D."Impact of the 30 Baht Health Insurance Policy on Hospital Drug Utilization in Thailand"Dr. Almut WintersteinLecturer, College of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Sooyeon Kwon, Ph.D."Effectiveness of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor on Post-Stroke Residual Disability"Dr. Abraham Hartzema


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Henry Young, Ph.D. "A Social Cognitive Rationale for Consumer's Communication Behavior in Response to Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising"Dr. Earlene LipowskiPost-doctoral fellow, University of California, Davis Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Sacramento, CA


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Lourdes Planas, Ph.D. "The Development of a Pharmacist Model of Perceived Responsibility for Drug Therapy Outcomes Using the Triangle Model of Responsibility"Dr. Carole KimberlinAssistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Avin Yaldo, Ph.D. "Effects of Patient Persuasion on Physician Prescribing of Antibiotics"Dr. Richard SegalAssociate Director, Global Health Outcomes Research Group, Pharmacia, Peapack, NJ


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Barbara Brice, Ph.D."Understanding Customer Expectations of Community Pharmacy Services"Dr. Earlene LipowskiIndependent consultant on health care policy and qualitative research
Rajesh Nayak, Ph.D."Intention As a Function of Outcome Evaluations and Beliefs: Influence of Attitudes and Subjective Norms on Behavioral Intention to Acquire Oral Contraceptives Over-the-Counter"Dr. Carole Kimberlin
Dorothy Jean McCawley, Ph.D."Socioeconomic Status and Functional Ability Among Older Adults"


GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Neil MacKinnon, Ph.D."Risk Assessment of Preventable Drug-Related Morbidity in Older Persons"Dr. Charles HeplerAssistant Professor of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Collage of Pharmacy, Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, Canada
Daniel Lee Halberg, Ph.D."Optimizing Service Capacity in the Drug Information Service"Dr. Charles Hepler

Graduates before 1997

GraduateDissertation titleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Karen Rascati, Ph.D."Multidimensional work sampling to evaluate the effects of computerization in an outpatient pharmacy"Dr. Carole KimberlinAssistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D."Implementation of pharmaceutical care in community practice : development of a theoretical framework for implementation"Dr. Charles HelplerAssistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University
Carolyn Brown, Ph.D."An assessment of ethnic differences in drug use decision making among African American and white American hypertensive patients: implications for hypertension management"Dr. Richard SegalAssistant Professor, Divisions of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Susan Borgert, Ph.D."The Effect of a Pharmacist Error Avoidance Program on the Accuracy of Physician Medication Order Writing"
Albert Pennock, Ph.D."Consumer Acceptance of Pharmacist Prescribing"
Maria Miralles, Ph.D."Access to Care and Medication Use Among the Ambulatory Elderly in Rio De Janero, Brazil"
Rami Hanoch Ben-Joseph, Ph.D."A cognitive Approach to Understanding Performance Monitoring in Clinical Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)"


2023 spring graduates
Spring 2022
Raj Desai and Dr. Smith
POP Alumni Spring 2022
Fall 2021 Graduation
Alice Chen
2020 Graduation Picture
Almut winterstein and student posed for graduation image
Yan Li and Haesuk Park Graduation
ms graduate
2017-2018 phd grads
2018-2019 grads
dr winterstein and graduates
2018-2019 graduation
Juan graduation
2019 Spring Commencement
Alumni 2013
Commencement Dec. 2018
michael mueller
Caitlin Jonathan Wei graduation
almut and stephan 2013 graduation
Juan and Almut graduation
Planas kimberlin graduation
Richard Faris and Charles Helper
Alvin Yado and Richard Segal
Middle; Sharrel Pinto
Alumni 1997
Right; Sooyeon Kwon
Alumni 1998
graduates standing on lawn
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