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

September 2019ACTIVE
Prescription Opioid Use Trajectories and Risk Factors Associated with Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in Older Adults
AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY · Principal Investigator
August 2017ACTIVE
Pharmacological Management of Pain in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
March 2016 – May 2017
Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health
UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA · Principal Investigator

Education

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