Meet the Instructor

Sean D. Sullivan

Professor, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, University of Washington

Sean Sullivan is professor and former dean of the UW School of Pharmacy. He holds a joint appointment as professor of health services in the UW School of Public Health. He also holds adjunct appointments in the UW School of Medicine, the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and at Group Health Research Institute. He has a bachelor’s in pharmacy from Oregon State University, a master’s in administrative and economic sciences from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in health economics and policy from the University of California-Berkeley. 

Sullivan has authored more than 350 journal articles, book chapters, task force reports and organizational and governmental publications. In many of these writings, he has assessed the evidence and applications of medical technology in relation to coverage and reimbursement decisions. His research interests include technology assessment, medical decision making and economic evaluation of medical technology. He is a past chair of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy executive committee on the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions – the U.S. evidence-based guidelines for formulary decision making. He is also a past member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee and a former president of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He is currently on the editorial boards of Value in Health, PharmacoEconomics, The European Journal of Health Economics and Journal of Medical Economics.

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