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Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD

Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD

Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD, Professor of Medicine, is the winner of this year’s Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Award, which is granted to a member of the PSOM faculty for a body of work with an emphasis on health services research.

The goal of Dr. Doshi’s research is to understand how pharmaceuticals can be better accessed and utilized in the health care system to improve health care quality while balancing costs. Her work uses strong research designs from economics and epidemiology to produce policy-relevant empirical research of the highest quality, and shows a mastery of the complementary disciplines of health economics, pharmacoepidemiology, and biostatistics. Dr. Doshi’s research program has helped to identify potential improvements to prescription drug insurance policies that will enhance access to needed prescription drugs and deter use of unnecessary ones. In addition to generating empirical findings with important clinical and policy implications, her work has advanced the methods used in pharmaceutical outcomes and cost-effectiveness research so as to enhance its usefulness in real-world decision making. She has repeatedly been nationally recognized for the impact of her work and has continued to contribute to the community through service, teaching, and mentorship.