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Casey Tak

Assistant Professor

Casey Tak, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor


(828) 250-3916
Karpen Hall, One University Heights, , Asheville, NC, 28804

Casey Tak, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His research is primarily focused on women’s health, examining pharmaceutical and health services use in pregnancy/postpartum, and access to contraception.  He is also interested in the integration of pharmacists in clinical teams and the resulting patient and economic outcomes.

His current work is focused on substance use disorder in perinatal populations.  Projects include examining postpartum healthcare utilization among women diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD), assessing the role of advanced practice practitioners in treating perinatal OUD, and determining the role that residency training has on buprenorphine prescribing practices.  He is also determining trends in Medicaid acceptance among substance use treatment facilities.

Dr. Tak is also interested in the evolving role of pharmacists. His previous work has examined the impact that pharmacist administration of herpes zoster vaccination has on vaccination rates.  Current work includes determining the impact that pharmacist-led health screenings and home-based care have on health outcomes.