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Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS MSPH

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901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1821
(215) 923-7583 fax

Education

PharmD, University of Perugia (Italy)
MS, Thomas Jefferson University
MSPH, Thomas Jefferson University

Board Certification

Italian Pharmacist

University Appointment

Research Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Appropriateness of Prescribing for the Elderly
Assessment of Quality of Care Provided by Physicians
Evaluation of the Impact of Patient-Centered Medical Home on Utilization and Outcomes of Medical Care
Development of Risk of Hospitalization Models Using Administrative Healthcare Utilization Data  

Teaching

Pharmacoepidemiology (Jefferson College of Pharmacy)

Biography

Dr. Vittorio Maio is Research Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. He is also Director of the Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship program. Dr. Maio’s research interests are in the areas of outcomes analysis and medication usage and policy. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at many national and international health conferences. He is Principal Investigator on multi-year collaborative projects funded by various Healthcare Authorities in the Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy, mainly looking at the appropriateness of medication prescribing; the assessment of the quality of care in inpatient and outpatient settings; the impact of newly established Patient-Centered Medical Homes; and the development of models using administrative healthcare utilization data to profile individuals at risk of hospitalization for diseases amenable to case/disease management programs.

Dr. Maio 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 & 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 MS in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University. He teaches Pharmacoepidemiology in the MS in Pharmacology program for the trainees in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K30 Training Program. He lectures on health policy issues in the Management of Healthcare Organizations, Faculty of Economics, University of Pisa, Italy. He also lectures on Applied Epidemiology in Healthcare at University of Parma, Italy, Faculty of Medicine, School of Specialization in Hygiene.

Publications

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hospitalization rates during potentially inappropriate medication use in a large population-based cohort of older adults
  2. Attitudes Toward Collaboration Among Practitioners in Newly Established Medical Homes: A Survey of Nurses, General Practitioners, and Specialists
  3. Attitudes towards physician-nurse collaboration in a primary care team-based setting: Survey-based research conducted in the chronic care units of the Tuscany region of Italy
  4. Inappropriate prescribing in a large community-dwelling older population: A focus on prevalence and how it relates to patient and physician characteristics
  5. Assessing adverse events of postprostatectomy radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Evaluation of outcomes in the regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  6. Adjuvant and salvage radiation therapy after prostatectomy: Investigating beliefs and practices of radiation oncologists
  7. The Transformation of Primary Care: Are General Practitioners Ready?
  8. Risk of death associated with the use of conventional vs. atypical antipsychotic medications: Evaluating the use of the Emilia-Romagna Region database for pharmacoepidemiological studies
  9. Use of antiepileptic drugs and lipid-lowering agents in the United States
  10. Evaluating sustained quality improvements: Long-term effectiveness of a physician-focused intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in an older population
  11. Primary Care Units in Emilia-Romagna, Italy: An Assessment of Organizational Culture
  12. Predicting risk of hospitalisation or death: A retrospective population-based analysis
  13. Statins and colorectal cancer risk: A longitudinal study
  14. A physician-focused intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in older people: A 3-year, Italian, prospective, proof-of-concept study
  15. Editorial: Empathy and Health Care Quality
  16. A predictive model of hospitalization risk among disabled medicaid enrollees
  17. The relationship between physician empathy and disease complications: An empirical study of primary care physicians and their diabetic patients in Parma, Italy
  18. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly: Assessing doctor knowledge, confidence and barriers
  19. Appropriate medication prescribing in elderly patients: How knowledgeable are primary care physicians? A survey study in Parma, Italy
  20. Using administrative data to identify and stage breast cancer cases: Implications for assessing quality of care