Julia F. Slejko, PhD is an Associate Professor in Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research (P-SHOR) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and is Co-Director of the Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) Center.

About Dr. Slejko

Dr. Slejko’s research is focused on innovative approaches for decision-analytic modeling for economic and health outcomes assessments.  She has  applied these methods to modeling medication adherence and translating pharmacometric findings to cost-effectiveness analyses. She holds a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her PhD training at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research was focused on pharmacoeconomics.  Her postdoctoral training was completed at the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program in the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Prior to her PhD training, she had a seven-year career in drug discovery at Array BioPharma in Boulder, CO.  Dr. Slejko is very active in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and maintains close connections with industry and academic partners alike.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on assessing economic and comparative value of medications and health care. Current efforts include informing decision-analytic models with real-world evidence on effectiveness, in particular patients’ adherence to medications as a determinant of value, how adherence affects economic evaluations and how predicting and improving adherence may increase value.

As Co-Director of the Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) Center, I lead research on incorporating patient-driven value elements into cost-effectiveness analyses and other components of value assessments.



Fall/Spring: Research Methods I (PHSR 701) & Research Methods II (PHSR 702)

Spring: Regulated Products in the Marketplace– Pharmacoeconomics Module 5 (REGS 641)


Contact Information:

Julia F. Slejko, PhD
Associate Professor
Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research |University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Saratoga Building |220 Arch Street, 12th Floor, Room 01-214 |Baltimore, MD 21201
410.706.5397 office |720.937.9605 mobile | 410.706.5394 fax
jslejko@rx.umaryland.edu |@juliaslejko https://faculty.rx.umaryland.edu/jslejko/
P-SHOR Department
Saratoga Street Garage, Room 01-214