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Walid F Gellad, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management,School of Public Health

Adjunct Scientist, RAND Corporation

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Office: Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
University Drive (151C)
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
 
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E-mail: wfg3@pitt.edu

Education
BA in Music, Swarthmore College, 1997
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2002
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2007

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2005
General Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2007
Chief Medical Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2008

Profile
Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. His research focuses on physician prescribing practices and on policy issues affecting access and adherence to medications for patients. He was the recipient of a career development award from the Department of Veterans Affairs to study the quality and efficiency of prescribing in the VA and is currently funded by the VA, NIH, CDC, and the state of Pennsylvania on multiple studies of pharmaceutical policy and prescription use. His work spans clinical areas, from diabetes, to hepatitis c, to prescription drug and substance abuse. Dr. Gellad is also a nationally recognized authority on medication adherence.

In addition to his research, Dr. Gellad is a board-certified practicing internist. He is a former member of the FDA Advisory Committee on Nonprescription Drugs and an alternate member of the FDA Drug Safety Oversight Board. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh faculty, Dr. Gellad was an instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine and a health services research training fellowship. He received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree in public health from Harvard.

Recent Grants
Title: Safety of opioid use among Veterans receiving care in multiple health systems
Role: Principal Investigator
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Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
 
Title: The Role of Physician Networks in the Adoption of New Prescription Drugs
Role: Principal Investigator
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Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
 
Title: The Influence of Formulary Management Strategies on Opioid Medication Use
Role: Co-Investigator
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Funding Agency: CDC/NIDA
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
 
Title: Effects of Dual Use of VA/Medicare Part D Benefits on Unsafe Prescribing in Veterans with Dementia
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
 

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Title: Evaluation of Flibanserin: Science and Advocacy at the FDA
Author(s): Gellad WF, Flynn K, Alexander GC
Year: 2015
Journal: JAMA
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Title: Using Machine Learning to Examine Medication Adherence Thresholds and Risk of Hospitalization
Author(s): Lo-Ciganic W, Donohue JM, Thorpe JM, Perera S, Thorpe CT, Marcum ZA, Gellad WF
Year: 2015
Journal: Medical Care
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Title: Prevalence of Academic Medical Center Leadership on Pharmaceutical Company Boards of Directors.
Author(s): Anderson T, Dave S, Good CB, Gellad WF
Year: 2014
Journal: JAMA
Volume: 311(13)
Page(s): 1353-5
 
Title: Brand-Name Prescription Drug Use Among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D Patients with Diabetes: A National Cohort Comparison
Author(s): Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Mor MK, Thorpe CT, Smith J, Good CB, Fine MJ, Morden NE
Year: 2013
Journal: Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume: 159(2)
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Title: Variation in Use of High-Cost Diabetes Medications in the VA Healthcare System.
Author(s): Gellad WF, Mor M, Zhao X, Donohue JM, Good CB.
Year: 2012
Journal: Archives of Internal Medicine.
Volume: 172(20)
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Title: The Financial Burden From Prescription Drugs Has Declined Recently For The Nonelderly, Although It’s Still High For Many.
Author(s): Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Zhang Y, Banthin JS
Year: 2012
Journal: Health Affairs
Volume: 31(2)
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Title: Sources of Regional Variation in Medicare Part D Drug Spending
Author(s): Donohue JM, Morden N, Gellad WF, Bynum J, Hanlon JT, Skinner J
Year: 2012
Journal: New England Journal of Medicine
Volume: 366(6)
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Title: A Systematic Review of Barriers to Medication Adherence in the Elderly: Looking Beyond Cost and Regimen Complexity
Author(s): Gellad WF, Grenard JL, Marcum ZA
Year: 2011
Journal: American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.
Volume: 9 (1)
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Title: A Review of Barriers to Medication Adherence: A Framework for Driving Policy Options
Author(s): Gellad WF, Grenard J, McGlynn EA.
Year: 2009
Journal: RAND Technical Report
Volume: TR-765-MVC
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