Yuna Bae-Shaaw Joins Faculty

Yuna H. Bae-Shaaw, PharmD, PhD has joined the faculty as Research Assistant Professor in the department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, effective February 1.

A pharmacist with an expertise in health outcomes research and data analysis, she received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy from USC, where she defended her dissertation titled “Dementia and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.” Prior to the doctoral training, she obtained her PharmD from the University of Maryland Baltimore and completed a two-year fellowship in Outcomes Research at Western University College of Pharmacy.

Her research focuses on evaluating methods to improve quality of care and patient outcomes, particularly in medication therapy for chronic diseases. Her current research examines interventions aimed at lowering the inappropriate antipsychotic medication use in nursing home residents with dementia.