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Jon Nazari, PharmD
Jon Nazari is the 2021-2023 UIC/Pfizer Fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Jon received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2019. While a PharmD student, Jon gained exposure to the UIC Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy while participating as an interviewer in the US valuation study for the EQ-5D-5L. This served as his introduction to the field of HEOR. His current research interests include patient-centered outcomes research, quality of life assessment, health economic evaluations, and global market access.
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Monika Mandava, PharmD
Monika Rao Mandava is the 2021 – 2023 UIC–AbbVie fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Monika received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2019 from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India. Her interest in HEOR developed while networking with HEOR scientists and being involved in several health outcomes research and real-world evidence projects. Her current research interests include real-world evidence, access to healthcare, and racial disparities.
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Mrinmayee Joshi, BPharm
Mrinmayee Joshi is the 2021-2023 UIC-AbbVie Fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Mrinmayee received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mumbai in 2019. She developed an interest in HEOR while working on academic research on identifying barriers to Human Papillomavirus vaccine uptake; and impact of government-mandated price ceiling on the cost and utilization of coronary stents in India. Her passion for research was bolstered after attending various international conferences to present her work, and networking with professionals in HEOR. She has worked on several projects evaluating the cost-effectiveness of novel pharmaceuticals in various disease states. Her current research interests include comparative effectiveness, economic evaluation and pharmacoepidemiology, especially in the areas of oncology and immunology.
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Sun Choi, PharmD
Sun Choi is the 2021-2023 UIC-Takeda fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Sun received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UIC in 2021. Her interest in HEOR developed through academic research in cost-effectiveness studies of drug interventions, investigation of health policy implementation, and retrospective assessment of medication adherence. Prior to her fellowship, she worked as an intern at Milliman and BlueCross BlueShield Association. Her current research interests include pharmacoeconomic evaluation and real-world evidence of gene therapies and CAR-T therapies.
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Chloe Grace Rose, PharmD
Chloe Grace Rose is the 2022-2024 UIC/Pfizer Fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Chloe received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2022. While a PharmD student, Chloe gained experience in outcomes research while working as a research assistant in a pharmacogenomics lab. Her current areas of interests include medication effectiveness and safety, health outcomes, and epidemiology, especially within oncology.
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Jasmeen Kaur, PharmD
Jasmeen Kaur is a 2022-2024 UIC/Takeda fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Jasmeen received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2022, where she developed an interest in HEOR. During her time there, Jasmeen conducted research projects regarding health disparity and drug utilization and was heavily involved with the Industry Pharmacist Organization and her local chapter. Her current research interests include economic evaluation, healthcare disparities, and real-world evidence.
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Margaret Katana, PhD MPH MA
Margaret Katana is a 2022-2024 UIC/Takeda Fellow in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). Margaret obtained her PhD in Health Economics from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston’s School of Public Health in 2022. She gained experience in HEOR through her studies and involvement in several health economic and health services research projects involving community outreach and real-world evidence. Margaret aims to continue to build on her previous experience by expanding her economic modelling competencies and developing an integrated approach to health disparities research using Pharmacoeconomic methods. In addition, Margaret holds a MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Drexel University in 2014 and a MA in Applied Economics from The University of Houston in 2020. Her current research interests include health systems, health equity, and industrial organization of healthcare.