Jan Hirsch

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Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
B.S. Pharm, University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy
M.S., University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration
Phone: (949) 824-0505
Email: jdhirsch@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
856 Health Sciences Road
Mail Code: 3958
Irvine, CA 92617
Academic Distinctions
Distinguished Fellow of Get the Medications Right Institute (GTMRx) (2019)
Distinguished Scholar and Fellow National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy (NAP) (2018)
Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSD (2004)
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy (2002)
Outstanding Young Women of America (1984).
Research Abstract
Dr. Hirsch's research interests are focused in the areas of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Specifically, i) assessing the full value (economic, clinical and humanistic) of pharmacy services and pharmaceuticals and ii) integrating patient reported outcomes (PRO's) [e.g. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)] into pharmaceutical and medical practice to improve patient management.

She has served as PI or Co-PI for many studies evaluating the clinical, economic and humanistic outcomes for patients receiving novel pharmacy services for diabetes, hypertension, mental health, and HIV/AIDS. This research has been recognized by state and federal agencies, professional pharmacy organizations and the interdisciplinary National Academies of Practice. Dr. Hirsch has also been the PI for studies creating and/or validating four HRQOL instruments [Functional Living Index Emesis (FLIE), Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), Gout Impact Scale (GIS), Heart Transplant Treatment Burden Questionnaire (HTBQ)] and a method for measuring medication regimen complexity (MRCI). Each of these has been an important contribution to clinical practice and research as evidenced by their uptake by other researchers and inclusion in more than 100 clinical trials.
Short Biography
Dr. Jan Hirsch is Founding Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she is also Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. She is a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Pharmacy, and Distinguished Fellow of the Get the Medications Right (GTMRx) Institute, and joined UC Irvine in January of 2019.

Previously she was Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Chair of the Division of Clinical Pharmacy at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of California, San Diego. She was also Executive Director of Partners in Medication Therapy (PMT), an outreach program of the school providing medication therapy management services in the community. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacy Administration from the University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy. Prior to returning to academia, she spent 14 years in the pharmaceutical and managed care industries where she was responsible for establishing and managing outcomes research departments for two pharmaceutical companies (Glaxo Group Research in Greenford (UK) and Allergan (US)) and a pharmacy benefit management company (Prescription Solutions (US)).
KM Deininger, SM Tsunoda, JD Hirsch, HD Anderson, YM Lee, CK McIlvennan, RL Page, JN Tran, CL Aquilante. National survey of physicians’ perspectives on pharmacogenetic testing in solid organ transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. [Epub ahead of print 2020 July 12, 7/2020, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32654213/

CM Morello, T Nguyen, L Tao, JD Hirsch. Improved glycemic control outcomes regardless of mental health disorders in a pharmacist-endocrinologist diabetes intense medical management (DIMM) “tune up” clinic. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2020; 54 (9): 858-865.

L Awdishu, R Singh, I Saunders, J Hirsch, S Lorentz, R Atayee, J Ma, S Tsunoda, J Namba, C Mnatzaganian, N Painter, J Watanabe, F Yam, K Lee, C Daniels, C Morello. Advancing Pharmacist Collaborative Care within Academic Health Systems. Pharmacy. 2019 Oct; 7 (4):142.

JD Hirsch, P Nemlekar, P Phuong, KA Hollenbach, KC Lee, DS Adler, CM Morello. Patterns of Stress, Coping and Health-Related Quality of Life in Doctor of Pharmacy Students: A Five Year Cohort Study. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2020; 84 (3): Article 7547.

PG Clay, AL Burns, BJ Isetts, JD Hirsch, MA Kliethermes, LG Planas. PaCIR: A Tool to Enhance Pharmacist Patient Care Intervention Reporting. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2019; 59: 615-623.

RF Singh, P Kelly, A Tam, J Bronner, CM Morello, JD Hirsch. Evaluation of a Short, Interactive Diabetes Self-Management Program by Pharmacists for Type 2 Diabetes. BMC Research Notes. 2018; 11:828.

CM Morello, T Rotunno, J Khoan, JD Hirsch. Improved Glycemic Control with Minimal Change in Medication Regimen Complexity in a Pharmacist-Endocrinologist Diabetes Intense Medical Management (DIMM) “Tune Up” Clinic Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2018; 52(11): 1091–1097

JH Watanabe, JD Hirsch. Federal and Patient Spending on Ten Most Expensive Medications in Medicare Part D from 2011 to 2015. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018; 66:1621-1624.

JH Watanabe, T McInnis, JD Hirsch. Cost of Prescription Drug-Related Morbidity and Mortality Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2018; 52(9):829-837

JD Hirsch, CM Morello. Economic Impact of and Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes American Journal of Managed Care. 2017; Aug 23(Suppl):S231-S240.

CM Morello, JD Hirsch. Strategies for Addressing the Cost of Nonadherence in Diabetes American Journal of Managed Care. 2017; Aug 23(Suppl):S247-S252.

K Kubli, S McBane, JD Hirsch, S Lorentz. Student Pharmacists' Perceptions of Immunizations. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (CPTL). 2017; 9(3):479-485.

JD Hirsch, M Bounthavong, A Arjmand, DR Ha, CL Cadiz, A Zimmerman, H Ourth, AP Morreale, SV Edelman, CM Morello. Estimated Cost-Effectiveness, Cost-Benefit, and Risk Reduction Associated with a Pharmacist-Endocrinologist Diabetes Intense Medical Management “Tune Up” Clinic. Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy. 2017; 23(3):318-26.

FK Yam, T Lew, SA Eraly, WI Hsiang, JD Hirsch, MJ Devor. Changes in medication regimen complexity and the risk for 90-day hospital readmission and/or emergency department visits in U.S. Veterans with heart failure. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2016 Sep-Oct;12(5):713-21.

CM Morello, MLD Christopher, L Ortega, J Khoan, T Rotunno, SV Edelman, RR Henry, JD Hirsch. Clinical Outcomes Associated With a Collaborative Pharmacist-Endocrinologist Diabetes Intense Medical Management “Tune Up” Clinic in Complex Patients. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2016; 50(1): 8-16.

SA Linnebur, JP Vande Griend, KR Metz, PW Hosokawa, JD Hirsch, AM Libby.
Patient-level medication regimen complexity in older adults with depression. Clinical Therapeutics. 2014; 36(11): 1538-46.

JD Hirsch, A Gnanasakthy, R Lale, K Choi, AJ Sarkin. Efficacy of Canakinumab vs. Triamcinolone Acetonide According to Multiple Gouty Arthritis-Related Health Outcomes Measures. The International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2014; 68(12): 1503-1507.

JD Hirsch, N Steers, DS Adler, GM Kuo, CM Morello, M Lang, RF Singh, Y Wood, RM Kaplan, CM Mangione. Primary Care-based, Pharmacist-physician Collaborative Medication-therapy Management of Hypertension: A Randomized, Pragmatic Trial. Clinical Therapeutics. 2014, Sep 1:36(9):1244-54

JD Hirsch, KR Metz, PW Hosokawa, AM Libby. Validation of a Patient-Level Medication Regimen Complexity Index as a Possible Tool to Identify Patients for Medication Therapy Management Intervention. Pharmacotherapy. 2014; 34(8): 826-35.

AJ Sarkin, A Gnanasakthy, RS Lale, KJ Choi, JD Hirsch. A Composite Endpoint Measure to Consolidate Multidimensional Impact of Treatment on Gouty Arthritis. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases. 2013; 3(3):159-164.

CM Morello, JD Hirsch, KC Lee. Navigating complex patients using an innovative tool: The MTM Spider Web. Journal of American Pharmacists Association. 2013; 53: 530-538.

AM Libby, DN Fish, PW Hosokawa, SA Linnebur, KR Metz, KV Nair, JJ Saseen, JP Vande Griend, SP Vu, JD Hirsch. Patient-Level Medication Regimen Complexity Across Populations with Chronic Disease. Clinical Therapeutics. 2013; 35(4): 385-398.

KB Tallian, JD Hirsch, GM Kuo, C Chang, T Gilmer, M Messinger, P Chan, CE Daniels, KC Lee. Development of a Pharmacist-Psychiatrist Collaborative Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinic. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. November/December 2012; 52:e252–e258

JD Hirsch, KC Lee, CM Morello. Documenting and Describing the Value of Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS) and Outcomes in Community Pharmacy: Methods and Case Study. California Pharmacist. 2011 Spring; 32-37.

J D Hirsch, M Gonzales, A Rosenquist, TA Miller, TP Gilmer, BM Best.
Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence, Medication Use, and Health Care Costs During 3 Years of a Community Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management Program for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2011 April; 17(3):213-223.

D. Khanna, AJ Sarkin, MM Shieh, AF Kavanaugh, RA Terkeltaub, SJ Lee, JA Singh, JD Hirsch. Minimally Important Differences of the Gout Impact Scale in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2011; 50(7): 1331-1336

JA Singh, A Sarkin , M Shieh, D Khanna, R Terkeltaub, SJ Lee, A Kavanaugh, JD Hirsch. Health Care Utilization in Patients with Gout. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2011; 40(6): 501-511.

JD Hirsch, R Terkeltaub, D Khanna, J Singh, A Sarkin, M Shieh, A Kavanaugh, SJ Lee. Impact of Gout on Health Related Quality of Life and the Relationship to Gout Characteristics. Patient Related Outcome Measures. March 2010; Volume 1; 1-8.

J Fontanesi, JD Hirsch, S Lorentz, J Rybar. Pharmacists as Immunizers: A California Survey. California Pharmacist, 2009 Fall;61(4):36-41.

AJ Sarkin, AE Levack, MM Sheih, AF Kavanaugh, D Khanna, JA Singh, RA Terkeltaub, SJ Lee, JD Hirsch. Predictors of Doctor-Rated and Patient-Rated Gout Severity: Gout Impact Scales Improve Assessment. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2010;16(6):1244-1247

JD Hirsch, AH Do, AS Manoguerra, D Adler. Students’ Health-Related Quality of Life Across the Preclinical Pharmacy Curriculum. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2009;73(8): Article 147

A Rosenquist, BM Best, TA Miller, TP Gilmer, JD Hirsch. Medication Therapy Management Services in Community Pharmacy: A Pilot Program in HIV Specialty Pharmacies. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2010;16(6):1142-46.

J Fontanesi, JD Hirsch, Lorentz S, Rybar, D Bowers, J Shafrin.
Comparison of Pharmacists and Primary Care Providers as Immunizers.
The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits. 2009 Fall;1(3):150-157.

JD Hirsch, A Rosenquist, BM Best, TA Miller, TP Gilmer. Evaluation of the first year of a pilot program in community pharmacy: HIV/AIDS medication therapy management for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2009 Jan-Feb; 15(1):32-41.

JD Hirsch, A Oen, S Robertson, N Nguyen, C Daniels. Patient request for pharmacist counseling and satisfaction: Automated prescription delivery system vs. regular pick-up counter. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2009; 49:73-77.

JD Hirsch, SJ Lee, R Terkeltaub, D Khanna, J Singh, A Sarkin, J Harvey, A Kavanaugh. Evaluation of an Instrument Assessing Gout Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life. Journal of Rheumatology, 2008, Dec;35(12):2406-14.
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