College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
Simon Pickard, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Pharmacy, and Assistant Director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research. He earned his B.Comm., B.Sc. in Pharmacy, and PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. His teaching and research program focuses on evaluating the safety, effectiveness and value of medications, and on the measurement and evaluation of quality of care and health outcomes. Dr. Pickard has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications. He serves on several editorial boards, including Medical Decision Making and Quality of Life Research. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the EuroQol Group, an international consortium of health economists and researchers who developed the EQ-5D family of measures, serving as Chair from 2014-17. As part of the the Prevention for States funding program in Illinois, he and his colleagues at UIC are involved evaluation of activities initiated by the Illinois Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as well as implementing and evaluating academic detailing programs across both urban and rural settings aimed at improving appropriate prescribing of opioids.
Wednesday, April 24
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM