UPMC Physician Resources
Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS
Professor of Medicine
3471 Fifth Ave.
Kaufmann Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
B.S. Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 1978
M.S. Pharmacy Practice, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1981
PharmD Clinical Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1990
Residency in Pharmacy Practice, Moses H. Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, 1980
Post-Doctoral Training in Biometry, Duke University Medical School, 1992
Post-Doctoral Training in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Univ. of North Carolina, 1992
Area of Specialization/Research Interest:
Pharmacoepidemiology - Racial differences in drug use in older adults; drug-related geriatric syndromes
Health Services Research - measurement of drug-related problems & interventions to prevent/reduce them
Joseph T. Hanlon is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh and a Health Scientist in the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He was previously VFW Endowed Chair Pharmacotherapy for the Elderly in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hanlon has been continuously funded as a researcher since 1987 in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology and health services interventions to improve drug therapy for the elderly. He also has been actively involved in mentoring the research activities of postgraduate students, fellows, and young faculty members. He serves on the editorial boards of two journals and is co-editor for the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations including ISPE, AGS, ACCP, GSA, ASCP, and ASHP.