Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS


Professor of Medicine

Health Scientist

Office: 3471 Fifth Ave.
Kaufmann Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2507
Fax: 412-692-2370

B.S. Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 1978
M.S. Pharmacy Practice, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1981
PharmD Clinical Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1990

Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Moses H. Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, 1980
Post-Doctoral Training in Biometry, Duke University Medical School, 1992
Post-Doctoral Training in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Univ. of North Carolina, 1992

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Pharmacoepidemiology - Racial differences in drug use in older adults;
drug-related geriatric syndromes
Health Services Research - measurement of drug-
related problems & interventions to prevent/reduce

Joseph T. Hanlon is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh and a Health Scientist in the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He is also the co-director of the Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program. Dr. Hanlon has been continuously funded as a researcher since 1987 in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology and health services interventions to improve drug therapy for the elderly. Dr. Hanlon is a practicing clinical pharmacist and frequently teaches/speaks to students, residents, fellows and health professional groups.He also has been actively involved in mentoring the research activities of postgraduate students, fellows, and young faculty members. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations including ISPE, AGS, ACCP, GSA, ASCP, and ASHP.

Recent Grants
Title: Longitudinal Impact of Antihypertensive Polypharmacy on Geriatric Syndromes
Role: PI
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2013
Title: University of Pittsburgh Comparative Effectiveness Research Scholars Program
Role: Co-I
Funding Agency: AHRQ
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2013
Title: UPITT Program for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research in Aging
Role: PI
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2014

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