Training Programs in Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Related Areas

ISPE Pediatric SIG – Report on programs offering training in pediatric pharmacoepidemiology or related content area.

In 2013 and 2014, the ISPE Pediatric SIG conducted a needs assessment to identify critical needs in pediatric pharmacoepidemiology and directions for future activities. The preliminary results of the needs assessment were presented at the ISPE mid-year meeting in Rotterdam in April 2014. The programs identified are listed below.

Table 1. Programs offering training in pediatric pharmacoepidemiology or related fields.


University & Program Name Description & Location Contact
Duke University Pediatric Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology Research Group Fellowship

P. Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS or Daniel K. Benjamin Jr., MD, PhD, MPH

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program (PPTP) Pediatric Fellowship

Peter Adamson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, CHOP
Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Director, Office of Clinical and Translational Research

Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology,

Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

College of Pharmacy, University of Florida Research Program in Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Graduate

Winterstein,, Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

University of Rome “Tor Vergata” School of Paediatrics in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Bambino Gesu` and the EU Project Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP)

Department of Paediatrics, Childrens Hospital Bambino Gesù/University of Rome Tor Vergata,

Rome, Italy

Master of Science in Paediatric Medicines Development

Professor Paolo Rossi
MD, PhD,


And/or: http:/

Inger Lindfors Rossi
Francesca Rocchi
Jennifer M. Faudella

Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoepidemiology Program, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Graduate

Director, Til Stürmer, MD, MPH, PhD

U Maryland School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research;Center for Drug Safety Graduate
Dep’t of Pharmacology and Toxicology Clinical Pharmacology Training Program Children’s Mercy Hospital Collaborative Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacology Kansas City, Mo Fellowship

Gregory L. Kearns, PharmD, PhD
Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship Director
(816) 701-1348
Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship Associate Director
(816) 855-1759

University of Toronto Dep’t of Paediatrics subspecialty fellowship training program in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children Fellowship

Drs. Margaret Thompsom and Irena Nulman, Program Directors

Pharmacoepidemiology & CER Program, Dep’t of Epidemiology Harvard School of Public Health Concentration on the safety of drugs during pregnancy. Graduate

Sonia Hernández-Díaz,M.D., Dr.P.H. Director

Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme BC Children’s Hospital and the Child & Family
Research Institute (CFRI) University of British Columbia Vancouver BC, Canada
Graduate, fellowship

Bruce Carleton, B.Pharm, Pharm.D.