Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences Faculty
Sharrel Pinto, B.S. Pharm, D.M.M., M.S., Ph.D., the Division Head for Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences, is an associate
professor in the Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences Division and the founder
of the Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) laboratory. Dr. Pinto’s research
and teaching efforts are concentrated in the area of health-related outcomes research
and Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Dr. Pinto conducts practice-based research
focusing on four key areas: (1.) Assessing health-related economic, clinical, and
humanistic outcomes, (2.) Comparative-effectiveness research with an emphasis on identifying
the impact of new and emerging interventions on outcomes, (3.) Developing performance
indicators and patient-reported outcome measures, and (4.) Studying the impact of
novel medication adherence tools on outcomes. She is a leading expert on MTM and serves as an expert panelist/consultant for various
regional, national, and international organizations. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed professional journals, over 90 professional
presentations, and is often invited to speak at various national and international
venues. Dr. Pinto has served as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator on
numerous projects and has successfully acquired funding from extramural (federal,
state, national pharmacy organizations, PhRMA etc.) and intramural funding sources.
Dr. Pinto believes in providing students hands-on educational experiences and training
opportunities that help in advancing their professional careers. Funding is provided on a competitive basis to students working within her lab. Students that have trained under her guidance are successfully placed within the pharmaceutical
industry, managed care organizations, employer coalitions, hospitals, and academia.
Monica Holiday-Goodman, RPh, Ph.D.is the assistant dean for Diversity and Community Engagement and a professor of Health
Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences. She earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in
Pharmacy Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Holiday-Goodman’s
teaching and research focus on the sociocultural, behavioral and administrative aspects
of pharmacy practice. Her primary research interests are health disparities and barriers
to care for under-served patients.
Robert Bechtol, B.S.P.S., M.S., clinical assistant professor of Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences, works
on and assists faculty and students with numerous research projects. His responsibilities
include brainstorming, conducting literature reviews, assembling IRB applications,
initial stages of the grant writing process, coordinating data collection methods
and efforts, assisting with data analyses, assisting with manuscript writing, and
presenting project progress/results to stakeholders. Mr. Bechtol’s research interests
include assessing different components of the pharmacy profession and the health care
team, for example, studying what the future has in store for the role of pharmacy
technicians in the pharmacy profession.
|Varun Vaidya Ph.D. is an assistant professor at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences. Dr. Vaidya’s primary research interests include health economics, health
services research and comparative effectiveness. He has led several projects analyzing
health and economic outcomes that are successfully completed and published in various
peer reviewed journals. He has built and analyzed several public and proprietary large
datasets to study different aspects such as medication taking behavior, economic impact
of treatment modalities, social disparities in utilization of healthcare services.