Stacie B. Dusetzina, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also has a faculty appointment at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management and is a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Carolina Health Informatics Program.
Dusetzina’s research is at the intersection of pharmacy and public health. As the principal investigator of two studies, she strives to understand how medications are used in large patient populations and how insurance policies and reimbursement decisions affect treatment use.
She is researching depression and pain therapies in patients newly diagnosed with breast or colorectal cancer. She has funding from the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program, which supports research career development in those who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships. The BIRCWH K grant was awarded through the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute.
Dusetzina is also studying parity laws, which are intended to improve access to orally administered cancer treatments. With an R01-equivalent grant from the American Cancer Society, she will look at the true effect of these policies on both patients and health plans.