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I lead a lab of thoughtful, smart, hardworking trainees interested in studying treatments for cardiovascular disease. Interested in joining us? See the bottom of this page.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Christie Monahan

Christie Monahan, PharmD is the 2021-2023 postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine. Her work is primarily centered on health services research around pharmacist-managed transitions of care. She is also involved in our hypertension research

Graduate Students

Raj Desai

Raj Desai, MS iss a PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. His work is primarily centered on use of secondary datasets (administrative claims, EHR) for studying cardiovascular outcomes and performing comparative effectiveness research in patients with complicated antihypertensive regimens.

Shailina Keshwani

Shailina Keshwani, MS is a PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.

Kayla Smith

Kayla Smith, PharmD is an incoming PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She previously worked with me on several project characterizing antihypertensive use patterns during her Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.

Analysts

Marta Walsh, MS

Marta Walsh, MS is our analyst and basically single-handedly manages our messy data and keeps us moving forward. She's a former UF and Embry-Riddle grad and our shop wouldn't be what it is without her.

Former Trainees

Chris Piszczatoski, PharmD

Chris Piszczatoski, PharmD was our 2019-2021 postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine. He is now on staff in the UF Community Health and Family Medicine.

Ghadeer Dawwas, PhD

Ghadeer Dawwas, PhD was a postdoctoral fellow (2019-2020) in pharmacoepidemiology, with a focus on cardiometabolic outcomes of novel antidiabetic agents. She is now a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania.

Join the Group

If you are a current graduate student or pharmacy student at UF and interested in working with me on comparative effectiveness research for cardiometabolic drugs, in particular antihypertensives, or interested in methods related to use of EHR data in epidemiologic research, please feel free to email me (ssmith@cop.ufl.edu) to discuss.

If you are a prospective graduate student interested in working with me specifically then send me an email describing your interests along with your CV. I take graduate students in the Pharmacoepidemiology and Safety Sciences program. Note you must meet the qualifications for admittance to the respective PhD program and be accepted into the program. More information is available at the above link.

If you are a prospective postdoctoral fellow interested in our family medicine program, which requires candidates to have a PharmD, please review our website and feel free to contact me or John Gums (jgums@ufl.edu) with any questions. If you are interested in doing a fellowship related to pharmacoepidemiologic/outcomes research, please contact me and include your CV.