Directory Profile

Program: MS (Thesis)
Track: Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research
Advisor: Kangho Suh, PharmD, PhD

Nai-Chia (Sammi) holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Kaohsiung Medical University in 2013. After graduation, she had worked in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations for several years before pursuing her master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research at Pitt. Sammi is now a 2nd-year MS student. Her current research focuses on pharmacoepidemiology and real-world evidence outcomes. Sammi’s advisors are Dr. Sandra Kane-Gill and Dr. Kangho Suh.

My research interests are pharmacoeconmics, real-world health outcomes and pharmaceutical policy. I’m currently working on a systematic review of use of Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) in drug-associated AKI detection and prevention. In addition, I’m doing my MS research, a retrospective study using RWE that evaluates the adverse renal outcomes after intravitreal anti-VEGF injections among patients with diabetic retinopathy.