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Dima Mazen Qato

Influential Pharmacist, Public Health Expert

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Date of Birth:



Tulkarem, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Dima Qato is renowned for her significant contributions to the fields of pharmacy, public health, and pharmaceutical policy. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on drug utilization, access to medicines, and the impact of pharmaceutical policies on public health, both in the United States and globally.

Brief bio

Dima Qato holds prestigious positions at the University of Southern California, including the Hygeia Centennial Chair, Associate Professor in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy, and Senior Fellow at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Her work is aimed at understanding medication use patterns, their impact on health outcomes and disparities, and developing community and policy solutions to address these public health challenges.

Major Milestones


  • Associate Professorship at UIC (2012-2020): Served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

  • National Academy of Medicine Pharmacy Fellow (2018-2020): Recognized for her contributions to pharmacy and public health.

  • Joining USC School of Pharmacy (2020): Appointed as the Hygeia Centennial Chair and Associate Professor with tenure in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Senior Fellow at USC Schaeffer Center: Contributing to health policy and economic research.

  • Director of Program on Medicines and Public Health: Leading research in drug utilization and pharmaceutical policy.

  • Research on Drug Utilization: Understanding how medications are used and the implications for health equity and public health.

  • Access to Medicines: Studying the global and local factors influencing access to essential medicines.

  • Pharmaceutical Policy Impact: Analyzing how pharmaceutical policies affect health outcomes and disparities...See More

  • Public Health Advocacy: Promoting public accountability in medication access and safety.

  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Bridging pharmacy with public health to address complex health challenges.

Date of Last Update: 
January 14, 2024

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