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Joanne LaFleur

Associate Professor



  • Joanne LaFleur is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy within the University of Utah College of pharmacy. She has a joint appointment as a researcher in the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Geriatric, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Surveillance (IDEAS) center. She received her PharmD degree from the University of Utah in 2003 and went on to complete a Fellowship in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and a Master’s degree in Public Health in 2005, both at the University of Utah. She spent 4 years as faculty on the research track, and recently changed tracks to join the tenure track faculty. Dr. LaFleur’s research interests lie primarily in the area of pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and medical informatics. The focus of her CDA, entitled “Knowledge engineering for decision support in osteoporosis,” is on the development of clinical decision support tools for osteoporotic fracture prevention.


  • PharmD in Pharmacy, University of Utah

  • MS Public Health, University of Utah

  • BS Pharmacy, University of Utah

  • Program Affiliation

Clinical Practice and Research Interests

  • Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes research

  • Patient adherence and persistence

  • Medicaid and public health policy

  • Chronic pain syndromes

  • Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

  • Risk factors for osteoporotic fracture

Professional Affiliations

  • Department of Pharmacotherapy Faculty
  • Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center
  • VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System
  • The VA Informatics, Decision Enhancement and Surveillance (IDEAS) Center
  • University of Utah Center on Aging