Juan M Hincapie-Castillo

Juan M Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Business Phone: (352) 273-5526
Business Email: j.hincapie@ufl.edu

About Juan M Hincapie-Castillo

Juan M. Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D, M.S., Ph.D., joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy as an assistant professor in 2019. He is an alumn of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where he received the degrees of Doctor of Pharmacy (2013), Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017), and Ph.D. with a concentration in pharmacoepidemiology (2019). During his doctoral training, Dr. Hincapie-Castillo was appointed as a graduate fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and he was the recipient of the University of Florida Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2016. His doctoral dissertation focused on evaluating the unintended consequences of policies aimed to address the opioid crisis on acute pain management outcomes. His research interests include the study of drug utilization and safety in the area of pain management, the evaluation of the effects of State and Federal laws on patient outcomes (legal epidemiology), and the assessment of patient safety and quality for inpatient pain management.

Honors & Awards

2020 · American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
2018 · Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (Journal)

Research Profile

Drug utilization and safety in pain management, evaluation of the effects of State and Federal laws on patient outcomes (legal epidemiology), and assessment of patient safety and quality for inpatient pain management.

Areas of Interest
  • Legal Epidemiology
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • health services research


2017 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association


Jan 2020 ACTIVE
Leveraging social media data for evaluation of drug use trends after opioid policies
AMER ASSO OF COL OF PHARMACY · Principal Investigator


2019 · University of Florida
2017 · University of Florida
2013 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(352) 273-5526
PO Box 100496
HPNP 2338

Recent news

Dr. Juan Hincapie-Castillo receives AACP New Investigator Award to evaluate opioid use trends via social media

Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, has received a $10,000 grant from the American Association of Colleges…

New Florida law leads to decline in opioid use, according to UF study

UF researchers found the number of new opioid users per month dropped 16 percent immediately after Florida House Bill 21 was implemented.

UF leadership in the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology

UF Faculty and alumni took over several leadership roles in the society during the 35th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology in Philadelphia.   Along with Dr. Almut Winterstein, Dr. Juan Hincapie-Castillo also…

Best Student Abstract Awards at 35th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology in Philadelphia

Congratulations to Amir Sarayani, Thui Thai, and Juan Hincapie-Castillo for receiving awards for the best abstracts submitted by students / postdocs during the 35th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology in Philadelphia.…