Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH

Healthy Policy and Public Health

Issa_amaliaChair, Department of Health Policy and Public Health
Director, Program in Personalized Medicine & Targeted Therapeutics
Professor of Health Policy and Public Health


Personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, pharmaceutical outcomes research and policy, pharmacoepidemiology

About Dr. Issa

Dr. Amalia M. Issa has developed a unique area of translational research focused on pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine applications, and how they will be translated and integrated into health care delivery and health systems. Her research is positioned at the nexus of epidemiology/health services research and molecular science, and she leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists who are actively engaged in research aimed at the effective translation of the science of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine from the laboratory bench to the bedside and to the community and policy.

Dr. Issa is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of personalized medicine, and has published numerous papers, many widely cited, in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, clinical pharmacology, neuropharmacology and drug safety. She has served or is serving as the principal investigator on a number of funded projects, and is a reviewer for several scientific journals, and several granting agencies. Dr. Issa serves on editorial boards and in leadership positions in several professional associations, and has received many awards and honors for her work.

Dr. Issa earned her BS from Concordia University, her PhD and MS from McGill University and her Master of Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles and has completed post-doctoral fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

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