The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research, in conjunction with a local managed care organization, offers an innovative fellowship in health outcomes research.

The fellowship is a 2 year program for individuals who want to develop skills as an independent researcher in health outcomes and health services research. The fellow will collaborate with health care professionals and operations personnel to evaluate and improve comprehensive pharmacy care and its impact. The fellow will design and conduct outcomes (clinical, economic, and patient-reported outcomes of drug therapy) research for selected patient populations in various health care settings.

The goal of the fellowship program is to facilitate career opportunities in managed care, health provider organizations, health systems, governing agencies, consulting, academia, or the pharmaceutical industry.

Learning Experiences:

The fellow will be part of the Residency and Fellowship Program here at the University of Maryland, and will be able to participate in Pharmacotherapy Rounds, the Professional Development Seminar Series, teaching activities, and Journal Club, and attend and present their research at local and national conferences. For more information about these specific activities, please visit the Residency and Fellowship requirements webpage.

The fellow has the option to sign up for select courses, or to complete graduate studies towards a Masters in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.

Number of Available Positions: up to 2

Application Process:

The application deadline is January 2.

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae*
  • Letter of Intent*
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation*
  • Official transcript

*Electronic submissions are accepted

Application materials should be submitted by email to BOTH program directors

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner at and

Dr. Fadia T. Shaya

International students and permanent residents should contact before applying.

Fellows who are accepted to this program will be required to come to Baltimore in advance of the July 1st start date for campus orientation; these orientation dates are not known until mid-Spring. These sessions are typically offered on select Mondays in May and June.

Program Directors:

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Practice Transformation
Felix Gyi Endowed Memorial Professor in Pharmapreneurship
Executive Director, Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
Director, Maryland P3 Program
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street, Room N429
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tel: (410) 706-4146
Fax: (410) 706-4725

Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
Distinguished University Professor
Executive Director,
Center for Population Health and Data Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Dept of Practice, Sciences and Health Outcomes Research
Co-Director, Informatics, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Innovation, Dissemination, and Implementation Core
University of Maryland Baltimore
220 Arch Street, Room 01-204
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 706-5392