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University of Connecticut SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

A Tradition of Excellence: Preparing Leaders in Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Sciences Since 1925

HOPES Personnel

Our group is led by members from the UConn Schools of Pharmacy, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, and the Departments of Communication Sciences and Geography. Unlike contract research organizations which are heavy on technical expertise but sparse in clinical expertise, we provide a thorough clinical understanding of the topic area and its associated, real-life issues. Our studies are designed to answer the right questions and results will have maximum impact. We are also perform methods projects on topics including: qualitative and quantitative synthesis, network meta-analysis, decision modeling, and individual patient data meta-analysis; pushing the boundaries of outcomes research capabilities.

We have generated over 400 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, PLoS Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Care, Pediatrics, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Our publications have received the Drug Therapy Research Award at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists five times, the “Best Paper Award” from the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Lyman Award. Because of the clinical importance of our publications, they have been included in the ACP Journal Club, Up-to-Date, and other textbooks where landmark reviews were cited. Our federal Comparative Effectiveness Review on ACE Inhibitors in Stable Coronary Disease was the most downloaded report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Our projects have been covered by NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, Associated Press, National Public Radio, and hundreds of newspapers and online news-services.

Key Personnel

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP
Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
Co-Director, UConn Evidence-Based Practice Center

Craig I. Coleman, Pharm.D., FASHP
Professor
UConn School of Pharmacy
Co-Director, UConn Evidence-Based Practice Center

Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
Professor
UConn School of Medicine (Primary Care)

Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor
UConn Department of Psychology, Center for Health Intervention and Prevention

Christopher Rhoads, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UConn Department of Education

Diana Sobieraj, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor
UConn School of Pharmacy

Thomas J. Van Hoof, MD, Ed.D., CCMEP
Associate Professor
UConn School of Nursing

Systematic Review Lead Investigators:

William Baker, Pharm.D., BCPS
Lori Bastian, MD
Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
Blair Johnson, Ph.D.
Diana Sobieraj, Pharm.D.
C. Michael White, Pharm.D.

Outcomes Modeling Lead Investigators

Thomas Bunz, Ph.D.
Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
Jayashri Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D.
Diana Sobieraj, Pharm.D.

Observational Trial Lead Investigators

Thomas Bunz, Ph.D.
Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
Valerie Duffy, Ph.D., RD
Meg Gerrard, Ph.D.
Frederick Gibbons, Ph.D.
David Gregario, Ph.D.
Blair Johnson, Ph.D.
Michael Nailor, Pharm.D.
Linda Pescatello, Ph.D.
Jayashri Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D.
Leslie Snyder, Ph.D.
Thomas Van Hoof, MD, Ed.D.
Chuanrong (Cindy) Zhang, Ph.D.

Clinical Trials Lead Investigators

Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
William Baker, Pharm.D.
Jennifer Girotto, Pharm.D.
Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
Michael Nailor, Pharm.D.
Linda Pescatello, Ph.D.
C. Michael White, Pharm.D.

Methods Projects Lead Investigators

Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
Ofer Harel, Ph.D.
Blair Johnson, Ph.D.
Christopher Rhoads, Ph.D.

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69 N Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
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