Ryan P Hickson

Post-Doc Trainee

Ryan Hickson’s current research interest include drug utilization and comparative effectiveness research, specifically in transitions from inpatient to primary care settings using real-world data. He is also interested in the influence of social determinants and the structure of the healthcare system on clinician/patient decision-making. Other interests include payment reform and evaluation of the impact of pharmacist clinical services.

Recent Papers and Presentations:
• Oral Podium Presentation at the 2017 International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE): Hickson RP, Annis IE, Killeya-Jones LA, Fang G. Comparing Continuous and Binary Trajectory Modeling: An Example Using Real-World Statin Adherence Data.
• Spotlight Poster Presentation at ICPE 2017: Hickson RP, Annis IE, Killeya-Jones LA, Fang G. Opening the Black Box of the Trajectory Model-Building Process: An Example Using Real-World Statin Adherence
• Data Oral Podium Presentation at ICPE 2016: Hickson RP, Annis IE, Killeya-Jones LA, Fang G. Changes in Statin Adherence in Response to a Myocardial Infarction: The Impact of a Stressful Life Event on Medication Taking Behavior.

Awards/Fellowships
• NRSA T32 post-doctoral research fellowship in the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Program at UNC-CH
• Phi Lambda Sigma-AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowship
• Eshelman Fellowship

Year Admitted: 2015

Adviser: Gang Fang