Rene Soria-Saucedo, Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.

Rene Soria-Saucedo

Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy



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  • Ph.D., Boston University, School of Public Health
  • M.P.H., National Institute of Public Health
  • M.D., University of San Andreas Faculty of Medicine, Bolivia

Biographical Sketch

Rene Soria Saucedo, Ph.D., M.D., joined the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in February 2017. He has been active in the area of health services research for more than nine years and has extensive consulting experience with intergovernmental agencies, including the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization and UNICEF. In addition, he has conducted consulting work for ministries of health and non-profit organizations in Bolivia, Colombia, Holland, Mexico, Switzerland, Peru and Brazil. More recently, he worked for the Center of Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, or CAPP, at Boston University for four years. Soria-Saucedo received a Ph.D. degree in the Health Services Research program at Boston University School of Public Health. He also received a M.P.H. degree in the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and his M.D. degree at the University of San Andreas. Soria-Saucedo’s work spans a variety of areas including health outcomes research, health services research, pharmaceuticals and retrospective data analysis. At the University of Florida, his work is directed towards understanding current trends of psychotropic polypharmacy utilization in Medicaid beneficiaries and the development of predictive models to assist pharmacists in preventing adverse drug events in hospitalized patients.


  • Health Action International Global (HAI)
  • Academy Health
  • International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)
  • National Institute of Public Health México/Public Health School of México (INSP)
  • Global Action to Call Against Poverty (GCAP)
  • Latin America and Caribbean Network of Health Information Systems (RELACSIS)
  • Consumers International (CI)
  • Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP)
  • Bolivian College of Medicine

Research Interests

  • Health Services Research and Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Drug Utilization Research
  • Mental Health and Psychotropic Use
  • Predictive Modeling

Select Publications

Almut Winterstein, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Tobias Gerhard, Mark Olfson, Christoph Correll. “Differential risk of increasing multi-drug use in children diagnosed with ADHD as preschoolers” (in press).

Omid Ameli; Rene Soria-Saucedo, Eric G. Smith, Howard J. Cabral, Marina Soley Bori, Lewis Kazis. Treatment Augmentation of Monotherapy in Adult Patients With Major Depressive Disorder: Evidence From Privately Insured U.S. Adults. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology (in press).

Rene Soria-Saucedo, Susan Eisen, Howard Cabral, Lewis Kazis. Provider specialty and insurance plan arrangements: Impact on the treatment of depression among privately insured adults. Journal of Pharmaceuticals Health Services Research. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. Available at:

Tamar F. Barlam, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Howard J. Cabral, Lewis E. Kazis. Unnecessary antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections: association with care setting and patient demographics. Open Forum of Infectious Diseases. Available at:

Rene Soria-Saucedo; Peng Xu; Jack Newsom; Howard Cabral; Lewis E. Kazis. The role of geography in the assessment of quality: Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program. PLOS One. Available at:

Molly Marino, Marina Soley-Bori, Alan M. Jette, Mary D. Slavin, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider, Amy Acton, Flor Amaya, Melinda Rossi, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Linda Resnik, and Lewis E. Kazis. Measuring the social impact of burns onsurvivors: Item development according to a validated conceptual framework. The Journal of Burn Care & Research. Available at:

Rene Soria-Saucedo; Heather J. Walter; Mary Jane England; Howard Cabral, Lewis E. Kazis. Does Physicians’ Treatment Of Pediatric Depression Reflect Evidence-Based Practice? Findings from a National Sample of Privately Insured Children and Adolescents. Psychiatric Services. Available at:

Molly Marino; Marina Soley-Bori; Alan M. Jette; Mary Slavin; Colleen M. Ryan; Jeffrey C. Schneider; Resnik, Linda; Amy Acton; Flor Amaya; Melinda Rossi; Rene Soria-Saucedo; Lewis E. Kazis. Development of a Conceptual Framework to Measure the Social Impact of Burns. The Journal of Burn Care & Research. Available at:

Bora Youn, Marina Soley-Bori , Rene Soria-Saucedo, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider, Alex B. Haynes, Howard J. Cabral, Lewis E. Kazis. Patient cost-sharing and insurance arrangements are associated with hospital readmissions after abdominal surgery: Implications for access and quality health care. Surgery. Available at:

Peng Xu, James F. Burgess, Jr., Howard Cabral, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Lewis E. Kazis. “Relationships Between Medicare Advantage Contract Characteristics and Quality-of-Care Ratings: An Observational Analysis of Medicare Advantage Star Ratings”. Annals of Internal Medicine. Available at:

Marina Soley-Bori, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider, Alex B. Haynes, Paul Gerrard, Howard Cabral, Lewis Kazis. “Functional Status and Hospital Readmissions using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey”. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Available at:

Ledo C, Soria R. Sistema de salud de Bolivia. Salud Publica Mex 2011;53 supl 2:S109-S119. Available at: