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A. Simon Pickard

Director of Graduate Studies, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Assistant Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Contact Information

833 South Wood Street (871)
Room 254, College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 413-3357

Fax: (312) 996-2954

Research Interests

Dr. A. Simon Pickard is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy (PSOP), and Assistant Director at the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research. Dr. Pickard received his BS in Pharmacy and PhD from the University of Alberta. His research focuses on informing decision making in health care the evaluation of health outcomes, and pharmacy-related policy issues. He is internationally known for his work in the measurement and valuation of health-related quality of life, particularly the EQ-5D. He has received numerous research awards, including several from the International Society for Quality of Life Research. In addition to his active research program, he is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for PSOP.

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

  • Crawford SY, Okorie-Awe C, Tawk RH, Pickard AS. "A cross sectional and longitudinal study of pharmacy student perceptions of readiness to serve diverse populations". American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (in press). .
  • Jiang R, Pickard EM, Lee TA, Pickard AS. "Emergence of BCR-ABL kinase domain mutations associated with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia: a meta-analysis of clinical trials of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.". Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy. 2015;21(2):114-22.
  • Lee W, Lee TA, Pickard AS, Caskey RN, Schumock GT. "Drugs associated with adverse events in children and adolescents.". Pharmacotherapy. 2014;34(9):918-26. doi:10.1002/phar.1455.
  • Lin FJ, Pickard AS, Krishnan JA, Joo MJ, Au DH, Carson SS, Gillespie S, Henderson AG, Lindenauer PK, McBurnie MA, Mularski RA, Naureckas ET, Vollmer WM, Lee TA. "Measuring health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: properties of the EQ-5D-5L and PROMIS-43 short form.". BMC medical research methodology. 2014;14:78. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-14-78.
  • Lin FJ, Lee TA, Wong PS, Pickard AS. "Evaluation of changes in guidelines for medication management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.". Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 2013;19(5):953-60. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2012.01892.x.
  • Samp JC, Schumock GT, Pickard AS. "Retracted publications in the drug literature.". Pharmacotherapy. 2012;32(7):586-95. doi:10.1002/j.1875-9114.2012.01100.x.
  • Solem CT, Lee TA, Joo MJ, Walton SM, Pickard AS. "Complexity of medication use in newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.". The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy. 2012;10(2):110-122.e1. doi:10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.12.003.
  • Pickard AS, Lee TA, Solem CT, Joo MJ, Schumock GT, Krishnan JA. "Prioritizing comparative-effectiveness research topics via stakeholder involvement: an application in COPD.". Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 2011;90(6):888-92. doi:10.1038/clpt.2011.237.
  • Liu FX, Alexander GC, Crawford SY, Pickard AS, Hedeker D, Walton SM. "The impact of Medicare Part D on out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, medication utilization, health resource utilization, and preference-based health utility.". Health services research. 2011;46(4):1104-23. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01273.x.
  • Pickard AS, Yang Y, Lee TA. "Comparison of health-related quality of life measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.". Health and quality of life outcomes. 2011;9:26. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-9-26.
  • Lin HW, Pickard AS, Mahady GB, Karabatsos G, Crawford SY, Popovich NG. "An instrument to evaluate pharmacists' patient counseling on herbal and dietary supplements.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2010;74(10):192.
  • Wilke CT, Pickard AS, Walton SM, Moock J, Kohlmann T, Lee TA. "Statistical implications of utility weighted and equally weighted HRQL measures: an empirical study.". Health economics. 2010;19(1):101-10. doi:10.1002/hec.1467.
  • Pickard AS, Lin HW, Trask PC, Aaronson N, Lee TA, Cella D. "A patient-based utility measure of health for clinical trials of cancer therapy based on the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire.". Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2009;12(6):977-88. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4733.2009.00545.x.
  • Lee TA, Schumock GT, Bartle B, Pickard AS. "Mortality risk in patients receiving drug regimens with theophylline for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.". Pharmacotherapy. 2009;29(9):1039-53. doi:10.1592/phco.29.9.1039.
  • Lee TA, Wilke C, Joo M, Stroupe KT, Krishnan JA, Schumock GT, Pickard AS. "Outcomes associated with tiotropium use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.". Archives of internal medicine. 2009;169(15):1403-10. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2009.233.
  • Schumock GT, Pickard AS. "Comparative effectiveness research: Relevance and applications to pharmacy.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2009;66(14):1278-86. doi:10.2146/ajhp090150.
  • Jung E, Pickard AS, Salmon JW, Bartle B, Lee TA. "Medication adherence and persistence in the last year of life in COPD patients.". Respiratory medicine. 2009;103(4):525-34. doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2008.11.004.
  • Pickard AS, Jung E, Bartle B, Weiss KB, Lee TA. "Coded cause of death and timing of COPD diagnosis.". COPD. 2009;6(1):41-7. doi:10.1080/15412550802587935.
  • Lee TA, Pickard AS, Au DH, Bartle B, Weiss KB. "Risk for death associated with medications for recently diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.". Annals of internal medicine. 2008;149(6):380-90.
  • Lin HW, Pickard AS, Mahady GB, Popovich NG. "Conceptual development of a measure to assess pharmacists' knowledge of herbal and dietary supplements.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2008;72(3):59.
  • Pickard AS, Wilke C, Jung E, Patel S, Stavem K, Lee TA. "Use of a preference-based measure of health (EQ-5D) in COPD and asthma.". Respiratory medicine. 2008;102(4):519-36. doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2007.11.016.
  • Pickard AS, Becker RC, Schumock GT, Frye CB. "Clopidogrel-associated bleeding and related complications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.". Pharmacotherapy. 2008;28(3):376-92. doi:10.1592/phco.28.3.376.
  • Lee TA, Pickard AS. "Meta-analysis of azelastine nasal spray for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.". Pharmacotherapy. 2007;27(6):852-9. doi:10.1592/phco.27.6.852.
  • Lee TA, Pickard AS, Bartle B, Weiss KB. "Osteoarthritis: a comorbid marker for longer life?". Annals of epidemiology. 2007;17(5):380-4. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2007.01.033.
  • McKoy JM, Lyons EA, Obadina E, Carson K, Pickard AS, Schellhammer P, McLeod D, Boyd CE, McWilliams N, Sartor O, Schumock GT, McCaffery K, Bennett CL. "Caveat medicus: consequences of federal investigations of marketing activities of pharmaceutical suppliers of prostate cancer drugs.". Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2005;23(34):8894-905. doi:10.1200/JCO.2005.01.4605.
  • Wolf MS, Fitzner KA, Powell EF, McCaffrey KR, Pickard AS, McKoy JM, Lindenberg J, Schumock GT, Carson KR, Ferreira MR, Dolan NC, Bennett CL. "Costs and cost effectiveness of a health care provider-directed intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among Veterans.". Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2005;23(34):8877-83. doi:10.1200/JCO.2005.02.6278.
  • Pickard AS, Hung SY, McKoy JM, Witt WP, Arseven A, Sharifi R, Wu Z, Knight SJ, McWilliams N, Schumock GT, Bennett CL. "Opportunities for disease state management in prostate cancer.". Disease management : DM. 2005;8(4):235-44. doi:10.1089/dis.2005.8.235.
  • Pickard AS, Wang Z, Walton SM, Lee TA. "Are decisions using cost-utility analyses robust to choice of SF-36/SF-12 preference-based algorithm?". Health and quality of life outcomes. 2005;3:11. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-3-11.
  • Pickard AS, Nau DP, McKercher PL, Schumock GT. "Importation of prescription medications: experiences, opinions, and intended behaviors of U.S. community pharmacists.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2004;44(6):666-72.
  • Nutescu EA, Pickard AS, Blackburn JC, Wittkowsky AK, Ansell J, Schumock GT. "Impact of oral direct thrombin inhibitors on anticoagulation clinics.". Pharmacotherapy. 2004;24(9):1204-12.
  • Park HY, Schumock GT, Pickard AS, Akhras K. "A structured review of the relationship between microalbuminuria and cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension.". Pharmacotherapy. 2003;23(12):1611-6.


  • Pickard AS, Schumock GT. (2002). "Aspirin use may change cost-effectiveness of COX-2 inhibitors.". Archives of internal medicine. Vol. 162. Issue 22. Page(s) 2637-8; author reply 2638-9.