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
New Fellows Joining PORC
Andre Hejazi graduated this year from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy with his PharmD. Prior to pharmacy school, he received his BS in Biology from the U of U as well. His areas of interest include infectious disease, public health, and health disparities.
Cathy Guo, PharmD
Background: Cathy Guo graduated with PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston in 2022. She is currently a first-year postdoctoral fellow with the University Health Plans and Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center. Prior to entering the fellowship, Cathy has past experiences in clinical research and investigational pharmacy. Her current interests include evaluating the effectiveness of interventions in different disease areas and effectively translate the evidences to the payer sides.
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.
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.
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
Ainhoa Gomez Lumbreras, MD, PhD
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Past Fellowship Recipients
- Rupesh Panchal
- Malinda S. Tan, PharmD
- 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