Stacie Dusetzina

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Member and Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Stacie Dusetzina

Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

2203 Kerr Hall, CB#7573
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Area of interest

Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD, is a pharmacoepidemiologist and health services researcher and has expertise in the design and conduct of secondary database analyses. She is an assistant professor the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and is jointly appointed in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has worked extensively with large claims data sources, public use data files and registry-linked claims databases. Her work to date has focused on estimating changes in the utilization and costs of medication in large secondary data sources and on assessing the quality of medication prescribing and use in U.S. based samples. This includes evaluations of adherence and utilization of medications typically dispensed in outpatient pharmacies (oral drug therapies) and those delivered in inpatient or outpatient settings (injectable therapies, devices). Her primary research focus is on assessing the role of health system policies, drug safety warnings and costs on prescription drug utilization and the subsequent health outcomes for patients; particularly among individuals with cancer or mental illness. Dr. Dusetzina also has an interest in informatics; particularly related to using and linking large data sources for health related research, including comparative effectiveness research.

In addition to her roles in the School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health, Dr. Dusetzina is a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), and a research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

Dr. Dusetzina received her PhD from the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2010 and her post-doctoral training at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining the faculty in DPOP she was an assistant professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine.

Awards and Honors

2002 Dean’s List, UNC Chapel Hill
2004 Rho, Inc., Reaching Above and Beyond Award
2005 Rho, Inc., Highest Quality Achievement Award
2007 Golden Key Honor Society
2007 Eshelman Fellowship, UNC School of Pharmacy
2008 Rho Chi Honor Society, UNC School of Pharmacy
2009 Kathryne A. Brewington Graduate Research Award
2009 APhA-APRS ESAS Postgraduate Best Paper Podium Award (Finalist)

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