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David H. Smith, RPh, PhD

David Smith, PhD, RPh, studies the economic evaluation of medical interventions and the natural history and burden of disease. He is involved in studies analyzing drug safety (opioid use and safety, cardiovascular drug safety), drug use and outcomes, and colorectal cancer screening.

Dr. Smith received his pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. After completing his residency in general/clinical pharmacy, he worked as a clinical pharmacist in home care. He received a master’s degree in health services administration and a PhD in pharmacy outcomes research from the University of Washington, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at University of York (UK).

Dr. Smith is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington's School of Pharmacy and the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.

Selected Current Studies

  • Facilitating Lower Opioid Amounts through Tapering—FLOAT (NIDA)
  • Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain in Primary Care—PPACT (NCCAM)
  • Drug Safety Study for Sacubitril/Valsartan (Novartis)
  • Participatory Research to Advance Colon Cancer Prevention—PROMPT CRC (NCI)

Selected Publications

  • Smith DH, Kuntz J, DeBar L, Yang X, Petrik A, Reese K, Thorsness L A, Boardman D, Johnson ES. A randomized, pragmatic, pharmacist-led intervention reduced opioids following orthopaedic surgery. American Journal of Managed Care (accepted).
  • Smith DH, O'Keeffe-Rosetti M, Owen-Smith AA, Rand C, Tom J, Vupputuri S, Laws R, Waterbury A, Hankerson-Dyson DD, Yonehara C, Williams A, Schneider J, Dickerson JF, Vollmer WM. Improving Adherence to Cardiovascular Therapies: An Economic Evaluation of a Randomized Pragmatic Trial. Value Health. 2016 Mar-Apr;19(2):176-84. PubMed PMID: 27021751.
  • Smith DH; Johnson ES; Boudreau DM; Cassidy-Bushrow AE; Fortmann SP; Greenlee RT; Gurwitz JH; Magid DJ; McNeal CJ; Reynolds K; Steinhubl SR; Thorp M; Tom JO; Vupputuri S; VanWormer JJ; Weinstein J; Yang X; Go AS; Sidney S. Comparative Effectiveness of Statin Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Med. 2015 Jul 10. pii: S0002-9343(15)00581-1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.06.030. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Smith DH, Perrin N, Feldstein A, Yang X, Kuang D, Simon SR, Sittig DF, Platt R, Soumerai SB. The impact of prescribing safety alerts for elderly persons in an electronic medical record: an interrupted time series evaluation. Arch Intern Med 2006 May 22;166(10):1098-104.

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