Kimberly Kelly, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy in the School of Pharmacy and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in social and health psychology from Rutgers University, her master’s in genetic counseling from Indiana University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer control and behavioral science at the University of Kentucky (2002-2004). Through her research, Dr. Kelly hopes to understand how best to enhance appropriate decision-making about health behaviors in elevated risk populations to accomplish optimal health outcomes.
Xiaoyun Pan, Ph.D., joins the School as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Pan received her doctorate degree in pharmaceutical socioeconomics from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Her general research areas of interest include health service research, health economics, and pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Pan’s previous work focused on comparative effectiveness research, Medicare reimbursement policies, factors associated with treatment choice, evaluation of adverse drug events, cost estimation of health service uses, medication adherence, treatment patterns, budget impact analysis, international economics issues, pharmacy laws and regulations in China.
Usha Sambamoorthi, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy. She received her master’s and doctorate degree in economics from the University of Madras, India. Prior to joining the WVU School of Pharmacy, Dr. Sambamoorthi was the Professor and Director of Women’s Health and Population-based Mental Health Disparities in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. Her areas of research interest include health economics, global health, women’s health, healthcare in individuals with co-occurring physical and mental illnesses and healthcare disparities by gender, race/ethnicity, age, and disability.
For more information: Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192