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Mei-Jen Ho, PharmD, MSPH

Curriculum Vitae
December 2009

Current Address 1719-111 Elizabeth St


Toronto, ON M5G1P7
Canada
Phone Number (647)344-6150
Email Secretangel49@hotmail.co
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Research Interests
Pharmacoeconomics, Healthcare Quality, Quality of Medication Use, Optimization of
Medication Use, Public Policy

Professional Work Experiences

Independent Consulting Pharmacist, September 2007 – July 2008


Millcreek Outcomes Group, Salt Lake City, UT
• Writing and developing literature reviews and dossiers
• Reviewing published and internal documents and preparing executive summaries

Clinical Pharmacist, September 2007 – July 2008


University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, Salt Lake City, UT
• Review top medication users in Utah Medicaid
• Serve on review team for implementation of specific disease interventions
• Participated in literature research and prepared manuscripts

Informatics Clinical Pharmacist, August 2006 – August 2007


University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
• Organized and implemented therapeutic interchange policy into computerized
physician order entry
• Tested and evaluated medication ordering functions
• Participated in developing pharmacy catalog
• Performed routine pharmacy maintenance functions

Methods Advisory Group Member, January 2005 – June 2005


Sole Contractor, Salt Lake City, UT
• Contributed to methods and disease write-ups
• Utah Health Data Committee. Selected Prescription Drug Usage in Utah, 2003.
Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health 2005.

Retail Pharmacist, January – June 2003


Rite Aid Corporations, Hackettstown, NJ

Drug Safety Coordinator, May – August 1999


Bayer Corporations, Morristown, NJ
Education

Certificate Program for Medical Informatics


School of Medicine, University of Utah, 2007

Master of Science in Public Health


Family Practice Medicine, University of Utah, May 2005

Masters thesis
Self-blood glucose monitoring in relation to medical cost: observation study with Utah
Medicaid database
• To investigate the association between the number of blood glucose monitoring
reagent strips dispensed and the total diabetic medical and pharmacy costs in a
Utah Medicaid population
• To describe the pattern of blood glucose monitoring reagent strips utilization
before and after a medically treated hypoglycemia episode in a subgroup analysis

Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy), Doctor of Pharmacy, May 2003


Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Residency /Fellowship / Summer Internship

Medical Informatics Specialty Residency, July 2005 – July 2006


Pharmacy Services, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Medco Outcomes Research Fellowship, July 2003 – June 2005


Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Global Regulatory Operations Intern, May – August 2000


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, NJ

Academic / Teaching Appointments

Research Instructor/Adjunct Faculty, April 2004 – September 2007


College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
• Lecture Topics included Overview of Antibiotic Assistant, Introduction to
Laboratory Values, Pharmacy Benefit Management, How are pharmaceuticals valued
globally?, Teamwork

Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2003 – December 2004


College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
• Course: Pharmacy Management

Peer-Reviewed Publications / Presentations

Ho MJ, Joish VN, White GL, Alders SC, Oderda GM. Evaluating the relationship between
daily self-monitoring of blood glucose and health care costs. Journal of Medical
Economics 2007; 10: 17-26.

Ho MJ, Kirkness C, Brixner DI. Problem Based Learning in Pharmacy Management.


Journal of Pharmacy Teaching 2006; 13(2):39-56.
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Lam V, Kuiper SA, Taylor PD, Ho MJ, Chung A, Chang JB. Unique Opportunities and
Experiences Offered Through Specialty Pharmacy Informatics Programs. Poster
presentation at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 40th Midyear Clinical
Meeting & Exhibits, Las Vegas, NV, December 4-December 9, 2005.

Brixner DI, Ho MJ. Clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes of gout. Am J Manag
Care. 2005 Nov;11(15 Suppl):S459-64.

Ho MJ, Sauer BC, Stockdale WA, Brixner D. Development of an Integrated Diabetes


Database across Community Clinics and Hospitals. Poster presentation at the
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Washington, DC,
May 15-May 18, 2005.

Golden P, Haddadin B, Miles L, Raines A, Wight D, Ho MJ, Brixner D. An Innovative


Approach to Incorporating Managed Care Into Pharmacy Management Class. Poster
presentation at the American Pharmacists Association, Orlando, FL, April 1-April 5, 2005.

Ho MJ, Joish VN, Biskupiak J. Role of pharmacoeconomics in formulary management: A


case of triptans. Pharmacy & Therapeutics; 30(1): 36-46.

Ho MJ, Biskupiak J. Would Depression Management Relieve Pain and Improve Function.
Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy 2004; 18(4):81-88.

Ho MJ, Joish VN, Stockdale WA, Oderda GM, Alder SC, White GL. Does ADA
Recommended Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Impact Overall Healthcare Resource Costs?
Poster presentation at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 39th Midyear
Clinical Meeting & Exhibits, Orlando, FL, December 5-December 9, 2004.

Ho MJ, Joish VN, LaFleur J, Christensen RL, Brixner D. Which oral triptan for migraine: A
cost–efficacy analysis from a managed care perspective. Formulary 2004; 39:257-8.

Ho MJ, LaFleur J. The Treatment Outcomes of Pain Survey (TOPS): A Clinical Monitoring
and Outcomes Instrument for Chronic Pain Practice and Research. Journal of Pain &
Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy 2004; 18(2):49-59.

LaFleur J, Thompson C, Ho MJ, Stockdale W, Charland S, Oderda G, Brixner D.


Adherence, persistence, and cost of lipid-lowering pharmacotherapy:
ER-niacin/statin combination therapy within a single dosage-form versus
two separate dosage forms in a managed care population. Poster presentation at the
American Academy of Managed Care 17th Annual Meeting & Showcase, Baltimore, MD,
October 13-October 16, 2004.

Fakata KL, Tuteja AK, Ho MJ, Lipman AG. Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction: A Survey of
Prevalence and Risk Factors in Chronic Nonmalignant Pain Patients. Poster presentation
at the Second Joint Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society and the Canadian Pain
Society, Vancouver, B.C., May 6 – 9, 2004.

Christensen RL, LaFleur J, Ho MJ, Joish VN, Brixner D. Which HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
for hyperlipiemia: a cost-effectiveness analysis based on the stellar trial. Poster
presentation at the American Academy of Managed Care 16th Annual Meeting &
Showcase, San Francisco, CA, March 31-April 4, 2004.

Ho MJ, Joish VN, LaFleur J, Christensen RL, Brixner D. Which oral triptan for migraine: a
cost-efficacy analysis from a managed care perspective. Poster presentation at the
American Academy of Managed Care 16th Annual Meeting & Showcase, San Francisco, CA,
March 31-April 4, 2004.
Professional Association Memberships

International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research


• Chapter President at the University of Utah, 2004
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Licensures

Pharmacist, New Jersey, 2003 to present


Pharmacist, Utah, 2005 to 2009
Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certification from American Pharmacist
Association, 2005
Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification from American Heart Association, 2005

Computer Skills

SAS and STATA statistical packages, and Microsoft Office Suite

References Available Upon Request