UConn HOPES – Investigators

UConn-HOPES-265x300UConn Hopes is led by members from UConn’s Schools of Pharmacy, Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, Education, Medicine, and Nursing and the Departments of Psychology, Communication Sciences, and Geography. Unlike contract research organizations, which are heavy on technical expertise but sparse in clinical expertise, we provide a thorough clinical understanding of the topic areas we address and their associated, real-life issues. Our studies are designed to answer the right questions and for the results to have maximum impact.

We have generated over 400 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, PLoS Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Care, Pediatrics, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Our publications have received the Drug Therapy Research Award at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists five times, the “Best Paper Award” from the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Lyman Award. Because of the clinical importance of our publications, they have been included in the ACP Journal Club, Up-to-Date, and other textbooks where landmark reviews were cited. Our federal Comparative Effectiveness Review on ACE Inhibitors in Stable Coronary Disease was the most downloaded report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Our projects have been covered by NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, Associated Press, National Public Radio, and hundreds of newspapers and online news services.

Key Personnel

InCHIP PI Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP
Co-Director, UConn Evidence-Based Practice Center, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, UConn School of Pharmacy

InCHIP Affiliate Craig I. Coleman, Pharm.D., FASHP
Co-Director, UConn Evidence-Based Practice Center, Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy

Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
Professor, UConn School of Medicine

InCHIP PI Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, UConn Department of Psychology

Christopher Rhoads, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UConn Department of Education

InCHIP Affiliate Diana Sobieraj, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy

InCHIP Affiliate Thomas J. Van Hoof, MD, Ed.D., CCMEP
Associate Professor, UConn School of Nursing

Systematic Review Lead Investigators:

InCHIP Affiliate William Baker, Pharm.D., BCPS
Lori Bastian, MD
Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
Diana Sobieraj, Pharm.D.
C. Michael White, Pharm.D.

Outcomes Modeling Lead Investigators

Thomas Bunz, Ph.D.
Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
InCHIP Affiliate Jayashri Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D.
Diana Sobieraj, Pharm.D.

Observational Trial Lead Investigators

Thomas Bunz, Ph.D.
Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
InCHIP PI Valerie Duffy, Ph.D., RD
InCHIP PI Meg Gerrard, Ph.D.
InCHIP PI Frederick Gibbons, Ph.D.
InCHIP Affiliate David Gregorio, Ph.D.
Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
InCHIP Affiliate Michael Nailor, Pharm.D.
InCHIP PI Linda Pescatello, Ph.D.
Jayashri Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D.
InCHIP PI Leslie Snyder, Ph.D.
Thomas Van Hoof, MD, Ed.D.
InCHIP Affiliate Chuanrong (Cindy) Zhang, Ph.D.

Clinical Trials Lead Investigators

Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
William Baker, Pharm.D.
InCHIP Affiliate Megan Ehret, Pharm.D.
Jennifer Girotto, Pharm.D.
Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
Michael Nailor, Pharm.D.
Linda Pescatello, Ph.D.
C. Michael White, Pharm.D.

Methods Projects Lead Investigators

Craig Coleman, Pharm.D.
InCHIP PI Ofer Harel, Ph.D.
Blair T. Johnson, Ph.D.
Christopher Rhoads, Ph.D.