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Sam Savitz, PharmD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-891-3216 (phone)

Joshua Smith, PharmD, CPPS, is a Delivery Science Fellow with emphasis in Clinical Informatics at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside and his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. Smith completed postgraduate pharmacy residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, and a second residency in Medication Safety at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. He is certified in Patient Safety by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Smith is interested in medication safety and clinical informatics. His current work focuses on developing predictive models for outpatient adverse drug events.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Section Affiliations:

  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Conditions

Primary Research Interests:

  • Health services research
  • Medication adherence and pharmaceutical outcomes
  • Social determinants of health
  • Advanced methods for causal inference research

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    Detecting Risk of Low Health Literacy in Disadvantaged Populations Using Area-based Measures.

    Author(s): Knighton, Andrew J; Brunisholz, Kimberly D; Savitz, Samuel T

    EGEMS (Washington, DC). 2017 Dec 15;5(3):7. Epub 2017-12-15.

    PubMed abstract

    Contribution of medications and risk factors to QTc interval lengthening in the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study.

    Author(s): Alburikan, Khalid A; Aldemerdash, Ahmed; Savitz, Samuel T; Tisdale, James E; Whitsel, Eric A; Soliman, Elsayed Z; Thudium, Emily M; Sueta, Carla A; Kucharska-Newton, Anna M; Stearns, Sally C; Rodgers, Jo E

    Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 2017 Dec 15;23(6):1274-1280. Epub 2017-07-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Can delivery systems use cost-effectiveness analysis to reduce healthcare costs and improve value?

    Author(s): Savitz, Lucy A; Savitz, Samuel T

    F1000Research. 2016 Dec 15;5(6):1274-1280. Epub 2016-10-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Mind the Gap: Hospitalizations from Multiple Sources in a Longitudinal Study.

    Author(s): Savitz, Samuel T; Stearns, Sally C; Groves, Jennifer S; Kucharska-Newton, Anna M; Bengtson, Lindsay G S; Wruck, Lisa

    Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2017 06 ;20(6):777-784. Epub 2016-06-09.

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    A Comparison of Self-reported Medication Adherence to Concordance Between Part D Claims and Medication Possession.

    Author(s): Savitz, Samuel T; Stearns, Sally C; Zhou, Lei; Thudium, Emily; Alburikan, Khalid A; Tran, Richard; Rodgers, Jo E

    Medical care. 2017 May ;55(5):500-505. Epub 2016-06-09.

    PubMed abstract

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of neurocognitive-sparing treatments for brain metastases.

    Author(s): Savitz, Samuel T; Chen, Ronald C; Sher, David J

    Cancer. 2015 Dec 01;121(23):4231-9. Epub 2015-09-15.

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