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Matthew Pickering, PharmD, RPh
Director, Research & Quality Strategies

Dr. Matthew K. Pickering serves as the Director of Research & Quality Strategies at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). In this role, he identifies needed studies to further validate the impact of PQA's measures on improving patient care, reduce overall healthcare spending, and fill recognized gaps in performance measurement including an Access to Care initiative in partnership with the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC).  He is also responsible for coordinating PQA research and demonstration project portfolios.  Matthew works with the PQA research team to implement high quality, responsive, and timely activities that support PQA research functions and internal operations. Through internal and external collaboration, Dr. Pickering identifies 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.

Matthew also serves as PQA’s Fellowship Director and manages all aspects of PQA’ Executive Fellowship program. This includes supervising the Fellow recruitment process and overseeing Fellow placement at external organizations.

Prior to joining PQA, Dr. Pickering completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy where he utilized large clinical and claims datasets to conduct a series of research projects investigating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. He also led a project leveraging large data assets for the derivation and testing of healthcare performance measures. 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.

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