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Carl V. Asche

Research Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Carl Asche is the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, where he is a Research Professor of Medicine (Peoria) and Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy (Chicago). He is also an affiliate member of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Research, and a research affiliate of the University of Victoria Centre on Aging. Previously he was Associate Research Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Director of Graduate Studies and Fellowships at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. He has held managerial positions for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Group and Aventis Pharmaceuticals where he managed health economics and outcomes research applied to both research and development and customer marketing areas in highly matrix-structured organizations. His research focuses on the use of comparative effectiveness research and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care decision making. His academic work has comprised authoring or co-authoring over 100 papers appearing in the medical and economic literature. He has presented his research at seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally. He is on the editorial board for "Pharmacoeconomics" and has served on numerous national and international health economics-focused boards and committees, including editorial, grant review and advisory bodies. Dr. Asche’s research is funded by a variety of state/federal agencies and health system providers. He received his PhD (Economics) from the University of Surrey and his MSc (Health Economics) from the University of York in the UK.

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Gregory S. Calip

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Gregory Calip is an Assistant Professor in the University of Illinois Cancer Center and Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy. He is an alumnus of the UIC College of Pharmacy where he completed his PharmD before pursuing his MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at New York University and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He completed additional training in cancer epidemiology and prevention as postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Dr. Calip’s primary research interests are related to comorbidity and treatment-related sequelae among cancer survivors. Dr. Calip is recipient of the Hans W. Vahlteich Research Scholar Award and recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for “Improving Outcomes in Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity”.

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Stephanie Y. Crawford

Professor and Associate Head, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Stephanie Crawford is a professor and Associate Head in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy. Her primary research interests focus on social justice, access, and disparities reduction in pharmacy care and services. This includes targeted research on rural and inner-city populations, low income populations, underserved minority populations, and the elderly. Related scholarly interests include research and curricular assessments in serving diverse populations. In addition, her major research areas include pharmacy systems evaluation (e.g., medication adherence, safe medication use, optimal use of technology) and associated patient-centered medication outcomes.

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Jin Han

Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Han is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and a clinical pharmacist in the UIH Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. His areas of interest and research include pain management, sickle cell disease (SCD), safety and effectiveness of agents used in SCD, evaluation of clinical pharmacy services and interventions, and pharmacogenomics.

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Edith A. Nutescu, PharmD, MS CTS, FCCP

Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Research Interests:

Dr. Nutescu's areas of interest and research include Health Services and Outcomes Research, Cardiovascular Thrombosis, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness of Antithrombotic Agents, Patient Centered Self-Care and Behavioral Interventions, Patient Reported Outcomes (Quality of Life), Effectiveness of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Interventions

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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

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.

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Dima M. Qato

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Dima M. Qato joined the College of Pharmacy in 2012. Dr. Qato is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy. Dr. Qato earned her PharmD from UIC, her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her PhD from the UIC School of Public Health. Dr. Qato’s primary research interests relate to access and use of medications in vulnerable populations, including older adult, minority and and refugee populations. Dr. Qato uses population-based methods to understand patterns and determinants of medication use, with emphasis on aging, drug safety and disparities. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Schweitzer Fellowship and in 2002 she was granted the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study impediments to the appropriate use of medicines in Jordan. She was also recently awarded the Palestinian-American Research Center (PARC) fellowship and was a fellow with the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) at UIC.

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Lisa K. Sharp

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Department Affiliate, Health Policy & Administration

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Lisa Sharp is a clinical health psychologist, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, and an IHRP Fellow. Dr. Sharp received her PhD from Northwestern University in Clinical Psychology, an internship in Health Psychology from University of Chicago, and a post-doc in Primary Care Health Psychology from Michigan State University. Her primary area of research targets the health of minorities and underserved populations in regards to understanding the direct and indirect effects of stress and depression on chronic illness and cancer, fostering patient participation and communication in the doctor-patient relationship, and ecological, social and psychological influences on adherence. Dr. Sharp joined CPR in 2014.

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JoAnn Stubbings

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

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Katie J. Suda

Research Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Katie Suda is a Research Health Scientist with the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and has a part-time appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy. Dr. Suda received a Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 1999 and a M.S. in epidemiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, Tennessee and infectious diseases and outcomes research fellowship at UIC. Dr. Suda’s area of research is pharmacoepidemiology, especially in the area of antimicrobials, and dual use of VA and non-VA health care. Dr. Suda joined CPR in 2014.

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Daniel R. Touchette

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Takeda Professor of Medication Adherence, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Director of Graduate Studies, MS CER Program, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Assistant Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Daniel Touchette is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy and is an Assistant Director for the UIC Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Research (CPR). Dr. Touchette received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba, and his PharmD and Master of Economics degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He also completed a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research at Wayne State. Dr. Touchette's research interests are in the broad areas of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. In particular he is interested in designing and evaluating clinical pharmacist and other healthcare practitioner activities, especially with regards to optimizing medication adherence and reducing the adverse effects of medicines.

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Surrey M. Walton

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Assistant Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Walton is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy and Assistant Director of the CPR. He was a founding member of the CPR in 2002. Dr. Walton holds a BS in Economics from UCLA, and a Master and PhD degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he specialized in labor and health economics. He conducts quantitative research in health services evaluation, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, and health care labor markets.

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