The UC Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences has announced Aryana Sepassi, PharmD, as an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, effective Sept. 1.
“Dr. Sepassi is a trailblazer in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes researcher,” said Alexandre Chan, Founding Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice. “With her prior training and experience in the pharmaceutical industry, she is a magnificent addition to the growing pool of clinical faculty at UCI.”
Sepassi received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience & Physiology at University of California San Diego (UCSD), and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2016.
Her expertise will be key in the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and the UCI Medical Center developing a population health pharmacy program.
“We look forward to developing population health with the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences,” said Dr. Lisa Gibbs, the SeniorHealth Center Medical Director and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. “With their support, we will increase our opportunities to improve services for patients and clinicians alike, while pursuing value based care.”
Sepassi completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) in 2018 with UCSD and Millennium Health.
“I’m thrilled to be joining a group of bright and forward-thinking individuals,” Sepassi said. “The rich and growing environment at the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences is perfect to expand on the role of the pharmacist as an outcomes researcher, a role that is sorely needed in the US healthcare system today.”
Prior to joining UCI, Sepassi was a manager of HEOR at BD. Sepassi has served as a course chair for the Managed Care course at UCSD. Her research interests include access to care, mental health burden, and cost effectiveness in oncology. Concurrently, she is a graduate student at UCSD pursuing a Master of Advanced Studies in clinical research.