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Susan Blalock

(919) 962-0080

s_blalock@unc.edu

Susan Blalock, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the area of patient and public health education and is particularly interested in risk communication and the impact of pharmaceutical care, including patient education and counseling, on patient health outcomes.

Delesha Miller Carpenter

(828) 250-3916

dmcarpenter@unc.edu

Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH, is an associate professor and Vice Chair in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Her research focuses on developing trainings to improve patient-provider communication about sensitive issues, like suicide and opioid overdose, and chronic disease self-management. She is especially interested in improving access to healthcare services in rural areas.

Scott Davis

(919) 962-0106

sdavis81@email.unc.edu

Scott A. Davis, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His research focuses on pragmatic clinical trials testing interventions to improve patients’ use of medications to achieve optimal real-world outcomes, as well as implementation and dissemination of these interventions. Following graduation from the DPOP PhD program in 2018 as a Royster Fellow, he completed an NC TraCS TL1 MOTRD UP postdoctoral fellowship to gain more intensive training in implementation science and dissemination of successful interventions. This training will allow him to work with providers and health systems to improve the quality of patient education about their medications in clinics and pharmacies, in ways that minimize unnecessary cost and time burden to providers and staff. He also works with faculty at MAHEC to design and evaluate innovative programs for improving patient and caregiver activation and engagement with the healthcare system, particularly in relation to the underserved in rural areas.

Jennifer Elston Lafata

(919) 966-9480

jel@email.unc.edu

Jennifer Elston Lafata, Ph.D. is Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the co-lead for the UNC Cancer Care Quality Initiative and Associate Director in the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement. She conducts practice-integrated research to understand and improve patient-clinician communication and decision making, particularly in the context of cancer prevention and control.

Gang Fang

(919) 966-7517

gang_fang@unc.edu

Gang Fang, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. His research is centered in the areas of evaluating treatment utilization and outcomes in populations and pharmacoepidemiology especially in cardiovascular disease.

Alan Kinlaw

(919) 966-2747

akinlaw@unc.edu

Alan Kinlaw, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. His research focuses generally on pharmaco-epidemiology and health services research that leverages large and high-dimensional secondary data, including healthcare claims data, clinical registry data, and electronic health records. He studies patterns of medication use and comparative effectiveness and safety, related to antibiotic stewardship as well as several other substantive areas.

Joshua Niznik

(919) 843-3013

jdniznik@email.unc.edu

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine.

Megan Roberts

(919) 843-4071

megan.roberts@unc.edu

Megan Roberts, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and the Director of Implementation Science in Precision Health and Society at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research focuses on evaluating and improving the implementation of genomic medicine. In particular, she is interested in implementation research aimed at improving quality of care and reducing racial disparities in cancer prevention and treatment.

Amanda Anne Seyerle

(919) 962-6342

aseyerle@email.unc.edu

Amanda Seyerle, PhD, MSPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and faculty with the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP).  Her primary research interests are in understanding the ‘omics of variable drug response and the role of ‘omics and gene-environment interactions in health disparities. A critical part of this work involves expanding existing genomics research to underserved populations so that policies surrounding personalized medicine are based on more representative samples.

Casey Tak

(828) 250-3916

caseytak@email.unc.edu

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.

Kathleen Thomas

(919) 966-3387

kathleen_thomas@unc.edu

Kathleen Thomas, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Her research seeks to enrich the knowledge-base for ways to improve access to care for underserved populations with mental health needs, ranging from minority populations, to disability policy and childhood autism. She is deeply engaged in understanding how people live – what motivates them to be transactional around the most important things in their lives – family, health, well-being.

Carolyn Thorpe

(919) 843-9834

ckalino@email.unc.edu

Carolyn Thorpe, PhD, MPH is an associate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She conducts research to evaluate and improve prescribing quality and safety and medication adherence in older adults with multiple chronic conditions.

Joshua M Thorpe

(919) 225-2747

joshua.thorpe@unc.edu

Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I) on NIH-funded studies including appropriate medication use and prescription safety, regulating licensed nursing practice in nursing homes, and disparities in healthy behaviors and preventive health behaviors in older adults with responsibilities for elder care.

Hisham Aljadhey, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Vice Dean, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University
Supervisor of Pharmacy Services at Medical City, King Saud University


Stacy Cooper Bailey, Ph.D., P.P.H.

Adjunct Professor
Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Christopher M. Blanchette, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Dean for Research & Public Engagement
Research Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences
College of Health & Human Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Alan Boyd, M.Ac.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CNS Vital Signs LLC


M. Alan Brookhart, Ph.D., M.A., M.A.M.S.

Adjunct Professor
Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health


Patricia J. Bush, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Professor Emeritus, Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine


John Byrd, Ph.D., M.B.A

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Field Director, Specialty Scientific Account and Health Outcomes Liaisons, US Health Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC


Jay Campbell, J.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Pharmacy


William Campbell, Ph.D., MS

Adjunct Professor
Professor-Emeritus, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy


Skip Cummings, Pharm.D.

Adjunct Professor
Professor, Family Medicine and Pediatrics, East Carolina University
Director Office of Clinical Trials Research, East Carolina University Division of Health Sciences


Greg Daniel, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Deputy Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD Center for Health Policy
Clinical Professor, Fuqua School of Business


Marisa Domino, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Research Fellow, Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research


Stephanie Earnshaw, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Vice President of Health Economics, RTI Health Solutions


Heather M. Edin, M.S.P.H.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Governance, Quality Risk Management & Compliance, US Medical Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline


Zhenghong Fu, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University


Jean Paul Gagnon, Ph.D., M.S.

Adjunct Professor
Consultant
Former Senior Director of Policy and Strategic Advocacy at Sanofi


Alicia Gilsenan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Director, Epidemiology
RTI International


John Grabenstein, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Senior Medical Director for Adult Vaccines, Merck Vaccines


Sandra B. Greene, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Professor of the Practice, UNCCH
Senior Research Fellow, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNCCH


Matthew Lau, Pharm.D., M.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Manager, US Health Outcomes Insights and Solutions at GlaxoSmithKline


Charles Lee, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Founder and President, Polyglot Systems, Inc.


Matthew Maciejewski, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Professor, Duke University Medical Center
Research Career Scientist, Durham VA Medical Center


T Bryant Mangum

Adjunct Associate Professor
Chief Pharmacy Officer at Premier, INC


Martin Marciniak, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Vice President, US Medical Affairs, Customer Engagement, Value, Evidence and Outcomes at GlaxoSmithKline


Steven Moore, M.P.H.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Independent Consultant


Robert Overman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Data Scientist at NoviSci, LLC


David Kenneth “Theo” Raynor, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Leeds, UK


Elliott M Sogol PhD, RPh, FAPhA

       SVP Strategy

Richard Hiraiwa Stanford, Pharm.D., M.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Director, Customer Engagement, Value Evidence and Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline


Til Stürmer, M.D., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Nancy A. Dreyer Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology


Susan Sutherland, B.S.N., M.S.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Director, Research Institute, Mission Hospital


Melea Ward, Ph.D., M.S., Pharm.D.

Adjunct Professor
Director, Global Health & Value Outcomes & Evidence Oncology at Pfizer


Michael Waschovich, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Director of Pharmacy Services at Premier Inc.


David Wei, Ph.D., M.S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Real World Data and Analytics at Johnson and Johnson MD&D


Morris Weinberger, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Research Professor, UNC Internal Medicine


Keele Wurst, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

Our Division enjoys hosting self-funded visiting national and international scholars. Scholars can participate in division seminars and courses and become involved with faculty research projects.

Scholars who have spent time with us in the past include:

Elizabeth Cox, M.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hye-Young Kang, Ph.D.
Yonsei University in South Korea, and

Maarit Korhonen, Ph.D.
University of Turku in Finland

If you have any interest in applying to spend time with us, please contact Betsy Sleath, PhD, George H Cocolas Distinguished Professor and Chair at betsy_sleath@unc.edu.

Patrice Fleming

(919) 966-1735

patricef@email.unc.edu

Patrice Jordan Fleming, MS is a Research Associate II in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and public health interests center on using community and patient engagement as a means to improve cancer care quality and promote health equity along the cancer care continuum. She is an epidemiologist by training.

Neepa Ray

(919) 966-2708

nray@unc.edu

Neepa Ray, M.S., was joined the School on November 17, 2014. Her position involves assisting the Center for Medication Optimization with the creation of analytical datasets related to center projects, providing supporting documentation to assist data programming, assisting with statistical analyses and helping prepare reports, manuscripts and grant proposals associated with the center. Ray received her Master’s in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the center, Ray worked as a clinical research biostatistician for the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at UNC.