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photo C. Bernie Good, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine and Pharmacy

Chair, Medical Advisory Panel, Pharmacy Benefits Management, Department of Veterans Affairs

Co-Director, VA Center for Medication Safety

Email: chester.good@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-2201

Contact
Office: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), University Drive (151C), Building 30
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
 
Phone: 412-360-2201
Fax: 412-360-2285
E-mail: chester.good@va.gov
Administrative Assistant:
Kathy Brickett
Address: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), University Drive (151C), Building 30
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Phone: 412-360-2201
Fax: 412-360-2285
Education and Training
Education
BS, Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979
MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1983
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Training
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
Research Interest
As the Chair of the Medical Advisory Panel for Pharmacy Benefits Management for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Good has research interests relating to the safe, effective provision of medications. He has published recently in the area of drug safety, appropriate prescribing, conflicts of interest, and cost-effectiveness.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: STORM Implementation Program Evaluation
Role: Consultant
Funding Agency: HSR&D
Grant Number: SDR SDR 16-193
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2016
Title: Safety of Opioid Use Among Veterans Receiving Care in Multiple Health Systems
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: I01 IIR 14-297
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Dual Use of VA-Medicare Drug Benefits and Unsafe Prescribing in Dementia Patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: I01 IIR 12-379
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
Title: Cost Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Drugs
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: PBM
Grant Number: PBM 014
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2015
Title: Dual Use of Opioids/Glucose Test Strips and Overuse/Hazardous Use of Medications in the Elderly
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: PBM
Grant Number: PBM 015
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2014
Title: National Survey of Physician Perceptions of VA Prescribing Policies and Practices
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Southern California Institute for Research
Grant Number: XNV 72-192
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2015
Title: Assessment and Development of a Hepatitis C Initiative within VA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: VA Pharmacy Benefits Management
Grant Number: Admin PBM 016
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2014
Title: VA Center for High Value Pharmacy (Partnered Research and QI Projects)
Role: Program Director
Funding Agency: VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Center for Medication Safety
Grant Number: Admin XVA 72-171
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
Title: Variation in Use of Glucose Test Strips Among Older Veterans with Diabetes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: HSR&D/CPPF
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-063
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: Regional Variation in Prescription Use: A Comparison of VA and Medicare Part D
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-057
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2012
Title: Intensity of Diabetes Medication Therapy in Older VA CLC Patients with Co-Morbid Dementia
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-055
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2012
Title: Connect to Quit: Coordinated Care for Smoking Cessation Among Low Income Veterans
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Grant Number: R01 CA141596
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2014