Matt Pickering serves as the Associate Director of Research & Quality Strategies. In this role he is responsible for coordinating research and demonstration project portfolios, including one of its flagship research initiatives, ImmuSMART, a research project in the immunization space. Additionally, Dr. Pickering will identify needed studies to further validate the impact of PQA’s measures on improving patient care, reducing overall healthcare spending, and filling recognized gaps in performance measurement.
Dr. Pickering most recently completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Dr. Pickering received his PharmD from East Tennessee State University, and has also completed a Fellowship in medical communications and drug information at the Therapeutic Research Center. Dr. Pickering’s research activities include comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and quality performance measurement. His experiences will prove helpful as PQA expands its collaborations with a growing membership base of nearly 200 companies.
Matt Pickering, PharmD, RPh
Associate Director, Quality Initiatives
Pharmacy Quality Alliance