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Ismaeel Yunusa, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-7888
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 311L
Columbia, SC 29208
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Ph.D.  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Boston, 2019
Pharm.D.  Alexandria University, Egypt, 2013
B.Pharm.  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 2009


Ismaeel Yunusa, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences. Before joining the University of South Carolina, Dr. Yunusa worked as a Senior Scientist in Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Policy Analysis Inc. Brookline, Massachusetts.

Dr. Yunusa profoundly cares about improving the health of the general public, and he is passionate about optimal pharmacotherapy in vulnerable populations, especially geriatric patients. Among other professional organizations, Dr. Yunusa is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE).

Research Interests

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions
  • Patient-reported Outcomes
  • Clinical Trials
  • Evidence Synthesis (Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses)
  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Mentor Award, USC College of Pharmacy, 2024
  • Emerging Researcher Award, USC College of Pharmacy, 2023


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