DPOP: Graduate Student Information
The program seeks to prepare students for leadership positions in outcomes research within academia, industry, and government.
Our students receive full financial support, including a competitive stipend, paid tuition, and health insurance. They complete the PhD program in approximately five years, and our graduates have taken postdocs in prestigious colleges (at Harvard and Duke, just to name a few) and found desirable positions in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry. We meet many of our students for the first time during the School's Recruitment Weekend each January.
Chris Gillette, PhD, whose dissertation was entitled “The effect of risk and side effect communication on asthma medication adherence” is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.
Aaron Katz, PhD, PharmD, whose dissertation was entitled “Use, Effectiveness, and Safety of Bevacizumab in Older Adults with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”, is an Observational Research Manager, in the Center for Observational Research at Amgen.
David Wei, PhD, whose dissertation was entitled “Economic Evaluation of Biological Therapy Use Among Patients with Chrohn's Disease” is a Pharmacy Informaticist at Community Care of North Carolina.
Amica Yon, PhD, PharmD, whose dissertation was entitled “The Influence of Spirituality on Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure in Older Adults with Hypertension".