Current Fellows

Maja Kuharic

Maja Kuharic, MS

Maja Kuharic is the 2018 – 2020 UIC–Takeda fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Maja received her master’s degree in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain in 2015, her master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy and bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from University of Zagreb, Croatia. Prior to joining UIC, she has worked as a head educator and community pharmacist at a pharmacy chain in Croatia where she developed an interest in health economics and outcomes research. After relocating to the U.S., she worked at a federally qualified health center in Jacksonville, Florida where she developed research projects aimed at improving long-term outcomes of the underserved population in the community. Her current research interests include pharmacoeconomic evaluations, comparative-effectiveness research, patient-reported outcomes, quality of life assessment and real-world evidence.

Robert Schultz

Robert Schultz, PharmD

Bob Schultz is the 2018-2020 UIC-Takeda Fellow in Medication Adherence/HEOR. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2018 from Regis University School of Pharmacy. His interest developed while networking with HEOR professionals during pharmacy school and through an internship at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy in their HEOR department where he worked on evaluating adherence interventions. Dr. Schultz’s research interests include comparative effectiveness, economic modeling, outcomes-based pricing, global value dossiers, and budget impact modeling. Dr. Schultz’s disease states of interest include Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, oncology, and orphan diseases.

UIC-AbbVie Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Ali Alobaidi

Ali Alobaidi, PharmD

Ali Alobaidi is the 2018-2020 UIC-AbbVie Fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2018. Dr. Alobaidi developed his passion for health outcomes research by pursuing the Riback research fellowship program in 2016 and working on several research projects in the area of anticoagulation. As part of his PharmD experiential rotations, Dr. Alobaidi trained in health outcomes research at the UIC Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy Department and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals. His research interests include comparative effectiveness research, patient-reported outcomes, and pharmacoepidemiology

UIC-AbbVie Fellowship in Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety

Chandler Coleman

Chandler Coleman, PharmD

Chandler Coleman is the 2018-2020 UIC- AbbVie Fellow in Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety (PPS). Dr. Coleman obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City in 2018. Her interest in the field developed through academic research evaluating medication errors in transitions of care and the impact of self-efficacy on medication adherence rates. She is interested in pharmacovigilance research pertaining to the development of quality improvement initiatives which optimize the quality, safety, and effectiveness of medication utilization. Dr. Coleman’s current research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, medication safety, and increasing access to quality health care.