Macarius Donneyong
Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice and Science
129B Parks Hall


  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Patient-centered outcomes research
  • Health Services Research
  • Epidemiology

Professional Interests

The population of patients with complex chronic diseases is rapidly increasing and driving up healthcare utilization and cost. It is therefore imperative for clinicians to provide high quality evidence-based healthcare services to patients to preserve their cognitive, physical and functional independence and quality of life at an affordable cost. Hence, my major research objective is to generate high quality and timely data on the utilization, safety and effectiveness of medications, medical devices and procedures through the analyses of data collected from routine healthcare delivery settings. I am also interested in studying how to optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes by studying the interrelationships between pharmacotherapy and behavioral risk factors such as physical activity, diet and the psychosocial determinants of health. Therefore, my research is largely driven by the analyses of large health administrative claims databases, electronic medical records and patient registries through the application of cutting-edge quantitative methodologies in epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, biostatisitcs and health services research.

To ensure future health professionals are well-trained to synthesize the right information from big databases and the scientific literature and appropriately apply it in their practice, I am interested in teaching both the theory and practical analytic skills in pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research.


  • 2016-2018 Director (incoming), Associate Members Committee, the American College of epidemiology
  • 2015-2018 Workstream Lead, Award for best article in the Annals of Epidemiology
  • 2016 First place (Connected Health Track), Grand HACK in Medicine, MIT Hacking Medicine
  • 2015 Conference travel award, the American College of Epidemiology, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 The Graduate Dean’s citation award. University of Louisville
  • 2013 Outstanding dissertation award nomination, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, University of Louisville
  • 2012 Dissertation completion award. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky


  • Research Specialist, June 24 – September 2016, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, 2013, University of Louisville, Epidemiology
  • MPH, 2009, Missouri State University, Epidemiology concentration
  • BS, 2005, University of Ghana, Nutrition and Food Science (Honors)

Recent Publications