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Post-Doctoral Fellowships Information

Post-Doctoral Fellowships Information

Faculty within the Department provide a range of postdoctoral fellowship programs for pharmacists who have completed their professional education, i.e. Pharm.D., Ph.D. or comparable degree and who wish to pursue post graduate practice or research training.

A fellowship is a directed, highly individualized program which emphasizes research. The focus of a pharmacy fellowship is to develop the participant's ability to conduct research in his/her area of specialization. Fellowships are usually two calendar years in length. Faculty in the Department of Pharmacotherapy direct postdoctoral fellowship training in Outcomes Research & Pharmacoeconomics. View the the PORC Fellowship brochure here

Joseph Biskupiak, PhD, MBA Outcomes Research & Pharmacoecomics Fellowship director

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New Fellows

Current Fellows

Past Fellowship Recipients

New Fellows Joining PORC

Chia Jie Tan

Chia Jie graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in 2010 and practised as an oncology pharmacist for several years in Malaysia, obtaining BPS board certification in oncology in 2016. Following that, he pursued his PhD at the National University of Singapore, examining health outcomes among cancer survivors. Chia Jie has also been involved in both observational studies and interventional trials evaluating supportive care measures to ameliorate cancer- and treatment-related complications. As part of his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah, he is aiming to acquire more skills and experience in heath economics and outcomes research.

Research interests: Health economics, specifically health technology assessment and patient preference studies.

Website: https://publons.com/researcher/1546546/chia-jie-tan/

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Weston Schmutz

Background: Weston graduated with his PharmD from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in 2021. He currently is a first-year fellow at the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center and currently assists with writing proposals and study conduction. Weston enjoys the vast number of projects PORC has been able to provide him with dealing in a variety of disease states, education, and new study models.  Research interests are racial disparities in cancer care and how real-world evidence can be better applied. E

Email: Howard.Schmutz@pharm.utah.edu

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Niying Li

Background: Niying Li is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center of University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She received her PhD in Health Services Research in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MSc in Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, and a BS in Pharmacy from Guangdong Pharmaceutical University in China. She conducts empirical research in health policy using secondary data. 

Research interest: Her research interests include quality of care, caregiving, and global health. 

Websites: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0p8vP0kAAAAJ&hl=en

Email: niying.li@utah.edu

Niying Li

Current Fellows

Chia Jie Tan, PhD

Background: Chia Jie graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in 2010 and practised as an oncology pharmacist for several years in Malaysia, obtaining BPS board certification in oncology in 2016. Following that, he pursued his PhD at the National University of Singapore, examining health outcomes among cancer survivors. Chia Jie has also been involved in both observational studies and interventional trials evaluating supportive care measures to ameliorate cancer- and treatment-related complications. As part of his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah, he is aiming to acquire more skills and experience in health economics and outcomes research.

Research interest: Health economics, specifically health technology assessment and patient preference studies.

Websites: https://publons.com/researcher/1546546/chia-jie-tan/

Email: chiajie.tan@utah.edu

Chia Jie Tan, PhD

Rupesh Panchal

Background: Rupesh Panchal is a second-year postdoctoral fellow with the University of Utah Health Plans and Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center. Rupesh received his Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering the fellowship, Rupesh’s past experiences include involvement in clinical research, managed care, and hospital pharmacy. Rupesh was able to work on various projects which provided him exposure in utilizing retrospective claims data, the electronic health record, and summarizing clinical evidence for formulary management decisions.

Research interest: Rupesh’s interests include assessing the impact of health policy and interventions on outcomes and translating real world evidence to payers.

Websites: www.linkedin.com/in/rmpanchal3

Email: rupesh.panchal@utah.edu

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Malinda S. Tan, PharmD

Background: Dr. Tan obtained a PharmD degree from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center. She has experience in outcomes research using electronic health record databases, real-world patient-reported outcomes, and economic modeling. She also has experience research and dissemination of evidence regarding drug-drug interaction, and decision support tools to improve patient safety.   Research interest: Her current interests include outcomes research across a broad range of disease and dissemination of decision supports related to medication safety.  

Email: Malinda.Tan@pharm.utah.edu

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Sabrina Ilham

Background: I am a PharmD graduate from the University of Connecticut. I gravitated towards clinical research as a student and during my clinical training. I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow where I supplement as well as apply my clinical knowledge in designing various types of studies, e.g., real-world evidence synthesis, cost effectiveness analysis.
Research Interest: I am interested in learning about different research methodologies, e.g., real-world observational study, systematic review, and meta-analysis, pharmacoeconomic analysis.

Publications:

Aditi Kharat, Rupesh Panchal, Sabrina Ilham, Madeline Brendle, Trang Au, Ronda Copher, David Huggar, Ali McBride, Connor Willis, and Diana I. Brixner. Challenges and opportunities of alternative payment models for physicians/quality officers in community/academic oncology practice sites via a national prospective survey. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2021 39:28_suppl, 46-46

Miao, B., Chalupadi, B., Clark, B., Descoteaux, A., Huang, D., Ilham, S., Ly, B., Spyropoulos, A. C., & Coleman, C. I. (2019). Proportion of US Hospitalized Medically Ill Patients Who May Qualify for Extended Thromboprophylaxis. Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, 25, 1076029619850897. https://doi.org/10.1177/1076029619850897

Martinez, B.K., Yik, B., Tran, R., Ilham, S., Coleman, C.I., Jennings, D.L. and Baker, W.L. (2018), Meta-Analysis of Time in Therapeutic Range in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients Receiving Warfarin. Artificial Organs, 42: 700-704. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.13116

Email: sabrina.ilham@pharm.utah.edu

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Ainhoa Gomez Lumbreras

Background: Medical Doctor, Family Physician and Clinical Pharmacology specialist. After 10 years of clinical practice in primary care and emergency room hospital settings in Spain I obtained my PhD in pharmacology in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona by conducting a study of antidepressants use and the risk of hip fracture.
Research interest: Pharmacoepidemiology; Drug-drug interactions; Adverse outcomes; Ethics of the research.

Websites: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3916-0402

Email: Ainhoa.Gomez-Lumbreras@pharm.utah.edu

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Sajesh K Veettil, PhD

Background: Sajesh Veettil is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical and Health Sciences from International Medical University in Malaysia (2019), with a focus on evidence synthesis and economic evaluation (2019). He earned a master's degree in pharmacy practice (2008) and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy (2005). He was a pharmacy academician for around 13 years at various Universities teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate students (2008-2019). He sees himself as a researcher who focuses on evidence synthesis and economic analyses. Currently he has more than 50 peer-reviewed articles to his credit.

Research interest: Evidence synthesis and economic analyses.

Websites: 

 

Email: Sajesh.Veettil@pharm.utah.edu

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Chanthawat Patikorn, PharmD

Background: Chanthawat obtained his PharmD degree in 2016 and MSc degree in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in 2019 from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in Chulalongkorn University and also a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Chanthawat has been working on health economics and outcome research related to global health, neglected tropical diseases, and access to high-cost health technology. 

Research interest: Global health, Neglected tropical diseases, Access to health technology, Health technology assessment, and Health economics

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Past Fellowship Recipients

  • Jyothi Menon, PhD
  • Connor Willis, PharmD
  • Natalia Ruiz-Negrón, PharmD
  • Kibum Kim, PhD
  • Trang Au, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
  • Jordan King, PharmD
  • Amy Sainski, PhD
  • Joanne LaFleur, PharmD, MSPH
  • Mei-Jen Ho, PharmD, MSPH
  • Vijay N. Joish, PhD
  • Jaewhan Kim, PhD
  • Qayyim Said, PhD
  • Sameer R. Ghate, BPharm, MSPH
  • Mark Roper, PharmD
  • Richard E. Nelson, PhD
  • Junhua Yu, PhD
  • Ming Yan, MS
  • Swetha Raparla, MS
  • Karen Thomas, PharmD
  • Brandon Bellows PharmD
  • Jason Young, MD
  • Karina Pupio Raimundo, MS Junji Lin, PhD
  • Arati Dahal, PhD
  • Tina Wilson, PhD
  • Minkyoung Yoo, PhD
  • Beilei Cai, PhD