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Assistant Professor James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Assistant Professor James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
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Publish Date: 08/18/14
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Focus On Faculty With Erin Winstanley, PhD

The University of Cincinnati (UC) James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy welcomes Erin Winstanley, PhD, to the position of assistant professor of health outcomes in the division of pharmacy practice and administrative sciences. This tenure track faculty position is supported in partnership with Catholic Health Partners (CHP), where Winstanley will be collaborating with CHP researchers and staff to analyze data from the CHP health care database, one of the largest health care databases in Ohio.

Winstanley comes to the Winkle College of Pharmacy from the UC College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, where she was director of services research and dissemination for the Ohio Valley Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network. She formerly served as the director of health services research and delivery at the Lindner Center of HOPE.

She has worked as a researcher/research analyst with a variety of organizations including the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Health and Addictions Research Inc., IQ Solutions, and the Mountain Manor Treatment Center.

Winstanley holds several active and funded grants, most of which are in the area of substance abuse/behavioral health. She has 19 peer review publications, has delivered 40 presentations at scientific meetings and has been a member of four clinical trials research teams. 

"I became interested in health services research and health policy while working as a project manager on an evaluation of a substance abuse treatment program for parolees in Connecticut. It was clear that while patient-level characteristics were related to outcomes, that there were also important community-level and health system-level variables that explained variation in outcomes. Furthermore, what worked in an addiction treatment program was in fact challenging to implement in the setting of the criminal justice system. I’m really interested in improving health outcomes at the population-level,” she says.   

Winstanley earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from Southern Connecticut State University (’93) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (’96), and then earned a PhD in Health Policy and Management (Health Services Research Track) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (’06). She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in behavioral pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (’08).

She enjoys running and biking and is currently training for the Queen Bee Half Marathon, which takes place in Cincinnati Oct. 11, 2014.

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