Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS - Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
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Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS

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 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 joined CHERP in October 2019. Most recently, she was Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and a Research Health Scientist with the VA HSR&D Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

Research Areas

  • Outpatient Prescribing