Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care

Maio, Vittorio

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Maio, Vittorio

Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH

Contact Dr. Maio

1015 Chestnut Street
Curtis Building, Suite 319
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1821
(215) 955-6959 fax

Medical School

MSPH, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA - 2005
MS, Pharmacology, Jefferson College of Biomedical Science, Philadelphia, PA - 2003
PharmD, School of Pharmacy, Perugia, Italy - 1987

University Appointment

Managing Director
Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care
Research Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellowship, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research and Clinical Interests

Evaluation of the Appropriateness of Prescribing for the Elderly, the Effects of Patient Prescription Cost-sharing on Drug Consumption and Utilization of Medical Care, and the Quality of Care Provided by Physicians.


Vittorio Maio is Research Professor in the Jefferson School 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 Master of Science in Pharmacology and his Master of Science in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.  He lectures on Health Policy issues in the Masters programs of the Jefferson School of Population Health and in the Master’s 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 University of Parma, Italy, Faculty of Medicine, School of Specialization in Hygiene.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hyperlipidemia in patients newly treated with anticonvulsants: A population study
  2. Physician Empathy and Diabetes Outcomes
  3. Metformin exposure and survival in head and neck cancer: A large population-based cohort study
  4. The Oncology Care Model: Oncology’s First Foray Away From Volume and Toward Value-Based Care
  5. Value-Based Contracting: Challenges and Opportunities
  6. Evaluation of Care Processes and Health Care Utilization in Newly Implemented Medical Homes in Italy: A Population-Based Cross-sectional Study
  7. How confident are physicians in deprescribing for the elderly and what barriers prevent deprescribing?
  8. Changing the Narrative: Refocusing the Efforts of Emergency Departments in the Opioid Epidemic
  9. Predicting risk of hospitalisation: A retrospective population-based analysis in a paediatric population in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  10. How Can We Effectively Engage Physicians in the Deprescribing Process?
  11. Hospitalization rates during potentially inappropriate medication use in a large population-based cohort of older adults
  12. Evidence of potential bias in a comparison of β blockers and calcium channel blockers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute coronary syndrome: Results of a multinational study
  13. Improving the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Evaluation Process is Essential to Foster the PCMH Movement
  14. Attitudes Toward Collaboration Among Practitioners in Newly Established Medical Homes: A Survey of Nurses, General Practitioners, and Specialists
  15. 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
  16. Inappropriate prescribing in a large community-dwelling older population: A focus on prevalence and how it relates to patient and physician characteristics
  17. Assessing adverse events of postprostatectomy radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Evaluation of outcomes in the regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  18. Adjuvant and salvage radiation therapy after prostatectomy: Investigating beliefs and practices of radiation oncologists
  19. The Transformation of Primary Care: Are General Practitioners Ready?
  20. 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