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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

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

Study: Better use of prescription drugs by Medicaid beneficiaries can yield significant savings

By Samantha Dougherty  |    September 9, 2015
If Medicaid beneficiaries adhered to their prescription drug regimens, they could significantly reduce U.S. medical costs, by reducing expensive hospitalizations and emergency room visits. A new...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging

By Samantha Dougherty  |    August 27, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Bruce Stuart, PhD, executive director of the Peter Lamy Center for Drug...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with RxEconomics LLC

By Samantha Dougherty  |    August 20, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with RxEconomics president and CEO M. Christopher Roebuck PhD, MBA about...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Adherence Grantee - Xian Shen

By Samantha Dougherty  |    June 18, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Xian Shen, a 2015 PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Adherence grantee about...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with National Consumers League

By Samantha Dougherty  |    May 14, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League (NCL) executive director, on...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Adherence Grantee - Sujit S. Sansgiry

By Samantha Dougherty  |    April 30, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Sujit S. Sansgiry, PhD, a 2015 PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Adherence...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Adherence Grant Program

By Samantha Dougherty  |    April 23, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. But, this week we are straying from our regular format to announce that the PhRMA Foundation has awarded...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Q&A with Pharmacy Quality Alliance

By Samantha Dougherty  |    April 9, 2015
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts in medication adherence. In this post, we speak with Laura Cranston, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) executive director, on...   Read More

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