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Jan Pringle

Professor, Founder and Director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Pringle is an epidemiologist by training, with extensive experience in health services research. She is a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, and the founder and Director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) within the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. Her area of expertise is health services research and organizational health, especially as it relates to healthcare innovation implementation. She has conducted numerous health services research studies and program evaluation efforts involving (but not limited to): screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), innovative addiction treatment approaches, chronic disease intervention and prevention models, medication adherence interventions, and patient access to care improvement efforts. She has also developed a framework for assessing organizational health and guiding systems transformation, which has been used with the Veterans Health Administration, primary care practices, and Integrated Care practices, among other health care sites and entities. Throughout her career, Dr. Pringle has secured over $140 million in grants from a variety of sources, and she has developed healthcare policy research and briefs that have been used to inform policy development at both the state and federal level.