Mullins Named Chair of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD,
professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health
Services Research (PHSR) at the University
of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has been named chair of the
department following a nationwide search.
"Dr. Mullins has been a trusted member of the School of Pharmacy's
faculty for nearly two decades and has served PHSR in many capacities,"
says Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP,
FAAPS, dean and professor of the school and executive director
of University regional partnerships. "He is an accomplished researcher,
a dedicated teacher and mentor, and a thoughtful administrator. I am
confident that he will be a stellar leader for PHSR as it works to
expand its programmatic research within the department and across
campus, and as it shapes the next generation of pharmaceutical health
services researchers through its nationally renowned graduate program."
Mullins, who joined the School of Pharmacy faculty in 1995, received
his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and completed his doctorate at Duke University. He has served the PHSR
department in many capacities over the years, including as graduate
program director, as a previous chair, and most recently as interim
chair following the retirement of former chair Ilene Zuckerman, PharmD, PhD, in
"Having served as both a previous chair and graduate program director
for PHSR, I am strongly committed to the department's success," says
Mullins. "I feel fortunate to have a career that has allowed me to work
with such remarkable colleagues and students, and I am honored to have
the opportunity to continue serving these individuals in this new role.
Together, we will continue our department's mission to improve health
among diverse populations through health services and other
drug-related research, education, service, and community outreach."
Mullins' research and teaching focus on pharmacoeconomics, comparative
effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and health
disparities research. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Value in Health and serves as a
regular member of study sections for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ) and the National Cancer
Mullins also has received funding as a principal investigator from
AHRQ, the National Institute on Aging
(NIA), the National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute (NHLBI), the Patient-Centered
Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), as well as a number of
pharmaceutical manufacturers. Recently, he partnered with researchers
from the University
of Maryland, College Park and eight stakeholder
organizations to establish the Patient-Centered
Involvement in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Treatments (PATIENTS) program,
which aims to reduce health disparities by leveraging relationships
with patient communities and health care systems to ensure that
patients, health care providers, and other partners are actively
engaged in research.
In 2013, he was awarded the University System of Maryland's Wilson H.
Elkins Professorship in recognition of his contributions to the field
of comparative effectiveness research and service to the University
community and beyond.
"As chair of PHSR, I hope to lead the department by example and
continue working with my collaborators to make health care more
patient-centered and ensure that future health services research
includes patients who represent the diversity of Maryland's
population," adds Mullins. "My greatest desire is that the research
conducted within our department will inspire researchers across the
country to engage in similar projects aimed at achieving health equity
for all citizens of the United States where health disparities
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