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Samantha Dougherty

Samantha Dougherty Samantha Dougherty is a senior director of policy and research at PhRMA. Her primary role is to develop and manage a broad portfolio of research projects related to the use and value of medicines. She has authored and been involved in numerous academic and non-academic projects that have been published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at scientific conferences. Samantha also serves as a lead subject matter expert on cost savings from use of medicines, evidence related to adherence, productivity and achievement of better outcomes. She received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research from the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Recent Posts

Disease modifying therapies for the management of multiple sclerosis save money and improve patient outcomes

By Samantha Dougherty  |    October 24, 2017
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we feature a recent study comparing the effectiveness of oral and...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A on appointment-based medication synchronization

By Samantha Dougherty  |    January 27, 2017
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we spoke with David A. Holdford, Ph.D., Professor, Director of...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: New study examines effects of synchronized prescription refill program on medication adherence

By Samantha Dougherty  |    August 31, 2016
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we feature a recently released study published in Health Affairs that...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: New article looks at addressing medication nonadherence in the United States

By Samantha Dougherty  |    August 9, 2016
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we feature a new article in the Journal of Patient Preference and Adherence,...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: New resources from The Medication Adherence Alliance

By Samantha Dougherty  |    June 28, 2016
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we spotlight a new website from The Medication Adherence Alliance, an...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with PhRMA Foundation Grant Awardee - Marisa Schauerhamer

By Samantha Dougherty  |    June 22, 2016
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Marisa Schauerhamer, a 2016 PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Adherence...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with Christiana Care Health System’s Value Institute

By Samantha Dougherty  |    March 17, 2016
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Dominique Comer, Pharm.D., MS, senior clinical investigator and scholar with...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with Dr. Helaine Resnick on diabetes care

By Samantha Dougherty  |    December 17, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Helaine E. Resnick, PhD, MPH about her recently published literature review...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: New study shows impact on preventable hospital visits

By Samantha Dougherty  |    December 3, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new studies in medication adherence. In this post, we spotlight a new study released by the American Journal of Preventive...   Read More

Local Impact: Improving diabetes care for children in Medicaid

By Samantha Dougherty  |    October 13, 2015
Earlier this fall we looked at how Medicaid beneficiaries adhering to their prescription drug regimens could result in a decline in expensive hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and...   Read More

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