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Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS

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CHERP COIN Investigator

CHERP Associate Director for Clinical Therapeutics, Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh


Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, is COIN Investigator and Associate Director of Clinical Therapeutics at the VA Center of Health Equity Research & Promotion (CHERP). She is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Suda leads these VA-funded initiatives:

The Missing RxLink: Veteran Prescription use in Private Sector Community Pharmacies

Improving Veteran Health by Increasing Dental Stewardship of Antibiotics and Opioids

Dr. Suda received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and a Master's in epidemiology from the University of Tennessee. Her post-doctoral training includes a residency, a pharmacokinetics fellowship, and an infectious diseases and outcomes research fellowship. Dr. Suda's research is focused on outpatient prescribing nationally using population-level datasets. This includes antibiotics and opioids, Veterans receiving care at multiple health systems, and determining the effectiveness of medication management strategies. She currently holds R01 funding from AHRQ and merit review funding from VA HSR&D to investigate antibiotic and opioid overprescribing by dentists. Dr. Suda has received prior funding from federal and non-federal sources and published more than 120 articles in the professional literature, including high-impact journals such as JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Suda has taught courses in the ethics and privacy issues of comparative effectiveness research, grant writing, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy, and special topics in pharmacy administration. She has mentored more than 30 doctoral students.

Research Areas
Outpatient Prescribing

Funded Research