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TJU Research Collaborators

The Center collaborates with multiple other TJU faculty and staff.  The following individuals served a major role on externally funded Center projects in the current academic year:

Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH
Associate Professor
Jefferson College of Population Health

Vittorio Maio is a Research Associate Professor in the Jefferson College of Population Health. He is also Director of the Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship Programs. Dr. Maio’s research interests are in the areas of outcomes analysis and medication usage and policy. He is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Medical Quality and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals, including JAMA-Internal Medicine, The Lancet, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and Drugs & Aging.  Dr. Maio received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Perugia (Italy), took the Italian Pharmacist Board Certification, and received both his MS in Pharmacology and his Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University. He lectures on Health Policy issues in the Masters programs of the Jefferson College of Population Health and in the Masters program in Management of Health Care Organizations at the University of Pisa, Italy, Faculty of Economics. He teaches Pharmacoepidemiology in the Master of Science Program in Pharmacology for trainees in the NIH K30 Training Program and lectures on Applied Epidemiology in Healthcare at the University of Parma, Italy, Faculty of Medicine, College of Specialization in Hygiene.



John McAna, PhD
Senior Research Statistical Analyst
Jefferson College of Population Health

(215) 955-5744

John McAna is a Senior Research Statistical Analyst in the Jefferson College of Population Health.  He is responsible for providing statistical and programming sup­port for active projects and assists in protocol development for proposed projects. Dr. McAna has a BS in biology from Manhattan College in New York and an MA in biology from City College of New York. He earned his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in cancer and envi­ronmental epidemiology. Dr. McAna has 14 years of experience doing health care/health services analysis and research in the managed care industry (Independence Blue Cross and Greater Atlantic Health Service), 6 years in the biomedical information industry (Information Ventures, Inc) and 6 years in public health (both the NY and NJ State Depts. of Public Health).  Dr. McAna’s research interests are in the areas of the evaluation of disease and care manage­ment programs, quality management and pro­vider assessment and improvement.


Scott W. Keith, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics Pharmacology &
Experimental Therapeutics
(215) 503-9876

Scott W. Keith is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Biostatistics. He received his BA from The University of Vermont, his MS in Mathematics from The University of New Orleans, and his PhD in Biostatistics from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Nutrition Methodology and an editorial board member of the American Journal of Medical Quality. Dr. Keith’s research interests include obesity-related outcomes, cancer outcomes, risk of hospitalization, medication usage and policy, modeling event rate data, and developing nonlinear statistical methods. He teaches GC 630: “Fundamentals of Clinical Trials” in the Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Keith is collaborating with Center faculty and staff on several projects being performed in collaboration with the Agency for Health and Social Care of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Parma Local Health Authority.