Amy Grizzle, PharmD
Amy Grizzle is the assistant director of the Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research. She joined the Center in March 1999 after spending nearly seven years in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Grizzle received her BS and Pharm.D. from The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and then completed a two-year pharmacoeconomic fellowship with The University of Arizona and Glaxo Inc. Following her fellowship, she joined the Global Pharmacoeconomics group at Syntex, which was later acquired by Roche, in Palo Alto, California. Her primary focus was in drug development phases I â€“ III. In her new position as assistant director for the Center, Dr. Grizzle develops and coordinates training and educational programs, and manages research projects in the areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, quality-of-life assessment, disease management, and medication use evaluation. She also is charged with developing research collaborations among the Center, pharmaceutical and health care companies, and other Centers of Excellence at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. Some of her research efforts at the Center have included studying the use of pharmacoeconomic information in managed care decision making, the impact of drug-drug interactions on patient outcomes, and the effect of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder on economic and humanistic outcomes.
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