Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty have backgrounds in epidemiology, health economics and health services research; represent four of the six academic colleges at UF Health, and are here to develop new methods and analytical tools that will enhance dug evaluation and regulatory science.

Meet the CoDES research team:


Patrick Antonelli, M.D.

Dr. Antonelli’s research focuses on otologic implant infections, prevention of tympanostomy tube occlusion, prevention of iatrogenic hearing loss and medical errors.

Patrick Antonelli


Babette Brumback, Ph.D., M.A.

Dr. Brumback is the Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biostatistics. Her research interests include both bio statistics and public health and medical studies.

Babette Brumback


Larisa Cavallari, Pharm. D.

Dr. Cavallari’s research involves discovery and clinical translation of genetic variants related to drug response and has been funded by the NIH, FDA, American Heart Association and more.

Larisa Cavallari


Karam Diaby, Ph. D., M.Sc.

Dr. Diaby’s research with pharmaceutical outcomes & Economic Evaluation, HTA, Pharmacoeconomics, MSDA, and Policy Evaluations. policy includes:

Karam Diaby


Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Hincapie-Castillo’s research interests include drug utilization and safety in pain management, pharmacoepidemiology, and health services research and legal epidemiology.

Juan Hinacapie Castillo


Amie J. Goodin, Ph.D.

Dr. Goodin is an Assistant Professor with Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. Her research focuses on mixed-method approaches and their impact of policy change on populations that face health disparities.

Amie Goodin


Jenny Lo-Ciganic, Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Lo-Ciganic’s research interest focuses on drug safety, medication adherence, prescription drug abuse and quality, and value of prescribing.

Jenny Lo-Coganic


Haesuk Park, Ph.D.

Dr. Park’s research revolves around economic and health outcomes of medication studies, pharmaceutical care services and pharmaceutical policies.

Haesuk Park


Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D.

Dr. Schmidt’s research centers on the application of Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology tools to address clinically relevant research in antimicrobial chemotherapy, pediatrics, diabetes, cardiovascular safety and post-menopausal osteoporosis.

Stephan Schmidt


Rich Segal, Ph.D.

Dr. Segal is the associate dean for Faculty Affairs and a professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. He is widely recognized for his work in explaining why clinical practice is so often inconsistent with evidence-based practice.

Richard Segal


Steven Smith, Pharm. D. M.P.H.

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health & Family Medicine. His research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and hypertension.

Dr. Steven Smith


Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Tighe’s research centers on machine and deep learning algorithms, decision and process modeling and social network analyses related to improving pain, cognitions and perioperative patient safety.

PAtrick Tighe


Scott Vouri, Ph. D, Pharm. D.

Dr. Vouri is a clinical assistant professor in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy and assistant director of pPhmaracy Services.

Scott Vouri


Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei, Ph.D., M.S.

Dr Wei’s research includes Pharmacoepidemiology, Geriatric medication use, Medication prescribing and safety for nursing homes.

Dr. Wei

Meet the Center Leadership Faculty