Joyce Yu, PharmD

ORISE Health Policy Fellow

Joyce Yu received her PharmD from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy in May 2017. Prior to attending pharmacy school, Joyce completed two years of pre-pharmacy studies at the University of Maryland College Park.
Joyce began her career working as a summer intern at the Food and Drug Administration conducting cancer research. Her work in early drug development has led to co-authorship in the February 2014 issue of Cellular Signaling. Throughout pharmacy school, Joyce worked across various settings, including CVS Pharmacy and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a student, she was an active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, for which she helped to coordinate multiple community outreach events. She now continues to serve as a mentor in the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society for pharmacy students. In addition, Joyce piloted a pharmacy research project in transitions of care to describe multidisciplinary efforts to reduce hospital readmissions, which was published in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Joyce is passionate about regulatory affairs, health policy, health communication, and new drug approval. She is currently an ORISE Fellow in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Division of Health Care Quality, and also works per diem as a pharmacist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Central Pharmacy.


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