Aryana Sepassi

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharm.D., University of California, San Diego, 2016, Pharmacy
B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2012, Neuroscience and Physiology
M.A.S., UC San Diego, 2022, Clinical Research
Phone: (669)248-9909
University of California, Irvine
Berk Hall, 120D
802 W Peltason Dr
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Health Economics, Pharmacoeconomics, Oncology, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Access to Care, Underrepresented Communities, Health Policy, Outcomes Research, Real-World Data, Data Analytics, Pharmacy, Older Adult Care
Short Biography
Professor Sepassi is a pharmacist, health economist, and outcomes scientist. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego's PharmD program in 2016, followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship in health economics and outcomes research, and completed a Master's degree in Advanced Studies for Clinical Research at UC San Diego in 2022. Prior to joining the University of California, Irvine in 2021, she worked for Becton Dickinson (BD)'s health economics and outcomes research department as a senior manager.

Professor Sepassi's research mission is to improve healthcare accessibility for immigrants in the United States by generating empiric data that accomplishes three main goals:
1. To identify socioeconomic disparities and their contributions among immigrants that prevent access to high-quality healthcare.
2. To quantify the harmful health effects of discriminatory health policies.
3. To aid in the development of cost-effective interventions to bridge gaps and improve care.

Professor Sepassi's research focuses on the use of econometric methods and causal inference to carry out quasi-experimental projects. She has experience with the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, California Health Interview Survey, insurance claims data from IQVIA (formerly Quintiles IMS), Medicare claims data, linked SEER-Medicare data, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data, and EMR data specific to the UC system. Professor Sepassi has mentored several students who have gone on to accept fellowship and industry positions.
Puzniak L, Finelli L, Yu K, Bauer K, Moise P, De Anda C, Vankeepuram L, Sepassi A, Gupta V. A multicenter analysis of the clinical microbiology and antimicrobial usage in hospitalized patients in the US with or without COVID-19. BMC Infect Dis. 2021;21(1):227.
Sepassi A, Watanabe JH. Emergency Department Visits for Psychotropic-Related Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease, 2013-2014. Ann Pharmacother. 2019;53(12):1173-1183.
Sepassi A, Chingcuanco F, Gordon R, et al. Resource utilization and charges of patients with and without diagnosed venous thromboembolism during primary hospitalization and after elective inpatient surgery: a retrospective study. J Med Econ. 2018;21(6):595-602.
American Cancer Society IRG Seed Grant, 2021-2022
Professional Societies
Other Experience
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
University of California, San Diego 2016—2018
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