Gauri Rao, PharmD, MS is associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC Mann School. She serves as the Director of the Quantitative Drug and Disease Modeling Center.
An expert in quantitative modeling approaches, she leads a research program that focuses on employing a quantitative, “systems-based” approach to rationally design and optimize clinically relevant antibiotic dosing strategies to treat infections caused by highly resistant Gram-negative organisms.
Dr. Rao completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and a Masters in Pharmacometrics at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy, University at Buffalo. Between 2016-2023, Dr. Rao was a faculty member at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she served as Director of the UNC Fellowship Program.