Yu-Jung "Jenny" Wei

Yu-Jung "Jenny" Wei, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Business Phone: (352) 294-5340
Business Email: jenny.wei@cop.ufl.edu

About Yu-Jung "Jenny" Wei

Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei received her Ph.D. in 2012 and was subsequently appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at University of Maryland Baltimore. She trained as a pharmacoepidemiologist with expertise in large-scale data analysis on medication-related issues in geriatric populations. Her research interests include medication-taking behaviors, medication prescribing quality, and the subsequent influence on patient and healthcare utilization outcomes. Wei has initiated projects focusing on nursing home residents and Medicare populations with chronic conditions, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. Her recent work examines psychopharmacological medications and their comparative safety profile among dementia patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms. She has a strong interest in developing algorithms to define populations, treatments, and outcomes in claims data. As a junior researcher, she has authored a number of articles in high-impact journals, including Medical Care, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Research Profile

Pharmacoepidemiology, geriatric medication use and medication prescribing and safety in nursing homes

Grants

Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Prescription Opioid Use Trajectories and Risk Factors Associated with Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Pharmacological Management of Pain in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Mar 2016 – May 2017
Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via CTRS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

Education

Ph.D.
2012 · University of Maryland
M.Sc.
2000 · National Taiwan University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2020
PHA5223 P-Epidem Drug Safety
2016-2018,2020-2021
PHA6910 Supervised Research
2020-2021
PHA6938 Research Seminar
2016-2018,2020-2021
PHA7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2016-2018,2020-2021
PHA7979 Advanced Research
2018-2021
PHA6265 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy I
2016,2019-2020
PHA6935 Selected Topics in Pharmacy
2016-2017,2019-2021
PHA6936 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences
2016-2021
PHA6937 Topics in Pharmaceutical Administration
2019-2021
PHA6940 Supervised Teaching
2016-2018
PHA5878C Pt Care 3: Cv and Pulm
2017-2018,2021
PHA6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2017
PHA6266 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy II
2017
PHA6268 Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety
2016
PHA6805 Applied Data Interpretation and Reporting of Findings in Pharmacy
2021
PHA7807 Advanced Pharmacoepidemiology

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5340
Emails:

Recent news

Dr. Jenny Wei wins ASCPT’s William B Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology

The William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology was established in 1996 to honor an investigator in geriatric clinical pharmacology for outstanding contributions to the field.

UF study examines trends in prescription opioid use and dose trajectories

Dr. Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei and co-authors were published in the PLOS Medicine Special Issue in November.

Dr. Jenny Wei receives $100,000 grant to study opioid-related hospitalizations in elderly

Opioid-related hospitalizations among older adults have been increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade.

Study finds moderate reduction carisoprodol use following DEA Schedule IV classification

UF researchers reviewed more than 13 million patients using carisoprodol, a powerful muscle relaxant.