Ph.D. Alumni

2019-2020

GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
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
Fall 2019 Commencement

2018-2019

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
2018-2019

2017-2018

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
2017-2018 phd grads

2016-2017

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
Commencement Dec. 2018

2015-2016

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
Xinyue Liu

2014-2015

GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Danijela Stojanovich, Ph.D., Pharm.D."Depression and Osteoporotic Fractures: Potential Pathways"Dr. Chris DelaneyPharmacist, FDA/CDER/OSE
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
Caitlin Jonathan Wei graduation

2013-2014

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
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2012-2013

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
POP Alumni

2011-2012

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)
Graduation

2010-2011

GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Chih-Ying Chen, Ph.D."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"Dr. Almut WintersteinPost-doctoral Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Boston MA
Pranav Gandhi, Ph.D."Assessment of Response Shift in Patients Treated with a Calcium Antagonist or an Atenolol-Led Hypertension Strategy in the International Verapamil-Trandolapril Study"Dr. L. Douglas RiedPost-doctoral Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Jinghua He, Ph.D."Baseline Health Related Quality of Life as Confounder in Observational Research for Elderly Men with Localized Prostate Cancer"Dr. Abraham HartzemaEpidemiologist, Merck & Co. Inc, Upper Gwynedd, PA
Graduation

2009-2010

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
Yan Li and Park

2008-2009

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
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2007-2008

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
dr winterstein and graduates

2006-2007

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
graduates standing on lawn

2004-2005

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
Middle; Sharrel Pinto

2003-2004

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
Right; Sooyeon Kwon

2002-2003

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
Pharmacy class of 2003

2001-2002

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
Planas kimberlin graduation

2000-2001

GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
Richard Faris, Ph.D."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"Dr. Charles HelplerDirector, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Outcomes Research, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Summana Moolasarn, Ph.D."Depressive adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs: a comparison of calcium channel blocker-led with ß-blocker-led treatment strategies" L. Douglas RiedLecturer, Ubon Ratchathani College of Pharmacy, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Yajaira M. Bastardo, Ph.D."Predicting Adherence to Antiretroviral Medications Using an Extended Theory of Reasoned Action"
Richard Faris and Charles Helper

1999-2000

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"
Alvin Yado and Richard Segal

1998-1999

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
Alumni 1998

1997-1998

GraduateDissertation TitleAdvisorFirst position after graduation
David Nau, Ph.D."A Perceived Value Framework for Explaining Patients’ Intentions to Use Pharmaceutical Care Services"Dr. L. Douglas ReidAssistant Professor, West Virginia University
David Gettman, Ph.D."An Exploratory Investigation of a Proposed Stress Model of Medication Adherence (SMMA) Among Elderly Outpatients"Dr. L. Douglas ReidAssistant Professor, Pharmacy Administration Department, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Michelle TalAssa, Ph.D."An Interpersonal Perception Approach to Understanding Communication Between Pharmacists and Patients"Dr. Carole Kimberlin
Alumni 1997

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)"
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