Vakaramoko "karam" Diaby

Vakaramoko "karam" Diaby, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Business Phone: (352) 273-9397
Business Email: v.diaby@cop.ufl.edu

About Vakaramoko "karam" Diaby

Dr. Diaby is currently the Track Director, Applied PharmacoEconomics for the UF Online Masters and an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining UF, he was Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the Division of Economic, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) at Florida A&M University. Over the past 8 years, he has taught several courses targeting different audiences (Pharm D, Online Master’s, and Ph.D), graduated three Ph.D. students and 1 Master’s student. Since joining UF, Dr. Diaby has been advising 5 Ph.D students and 1 Masters’ student. He has served on 15 Masters and Ph.D committees [5 Matser’s (Chaired 3) and 10 Ph.D. (Chaired 5)]. Dr. Diaby has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications, including two book chapters. Dr. Diaby was the PI on a pilot project grant from the NIH/NIMHD, a Mitacs grant (Canada), and currently serves as a project-agnostic investigator on an NIH/NHGRI grant. Dr. Diaby recently completed a sub-award from a U54 center grant (U54OH011230) to study the impact of heat-related illness on the gross domestic product, agricultural and health sectors of the Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS)’ catchment area. He is the PI on a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital foundation pharmacogenomics grant and a Co-PI on an industry (Merck) contract. Dr. Diaby serves as a health economist on a HIV Telemedicine grant sponsored by the CDC. He has been contributing service to the College of Pharmacy by sitting on the curriculum and faculty governance committees. He is a grant peer-reviewer for three international agencies (UK, New Zealand and The Netherlands) and a peer-reviewer for several academic journals. Dr. Diaby was an academic editor for the journal PLOS ONE and currently serves on the editorial board of Pharmacoeconomics-Open.

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Research Associate
    Sup Sante Paris – France

Research Profile

Health economics; Pharmacoeconomics; Comparative effectiveness research; Health disparities; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Policy evaluations

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6251-0773

Areas of Interest
  • Breast Cancers
  • Health disparities and vulnerable populations
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Women’s Health

Publications

Grants

May 2020 ACTIVE
Epidemiology and cost of RSV infections in infants and toddlers
MERCK AND COMPANY INC ·
Jan 2020 ACTIVE
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF RAPID WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING (rWGS) IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: THE CASE OF THE NICKLAUS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
NICKLAUS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCC-AHS)
CTRS FOR DIS CNTRL INST OCCUP SFTY HLTH · Project Manager

Education

Ph.D.
2011 · University of Montreal
M.Sc.
2006 · University of Montreal

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9397
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