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photo Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Professor of Medicine


Office: 3609 Forbes Avenue
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Education and Training
PharmD, Drake University, 1999
MS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2010
Pharmacy Practice Resident (ASHP Accredited), Baptist Memorial Health Care, 2000
Research Fellow, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, Suburban Division Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 2000
Research Fellow, Infectious Disease and Outcomes Research, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Cardinal Health Provider Pharmacy Services, 2002
Research Interest
Dr. Suda’s area of research is pharmacoepidemiology, especially in the area of antimicrobials, and dual use of VA and non-VA health care. Currently, she is researching antibiotics and opioids in dental prescribing, including a focus on veteran use of multiple health care systems.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Suda's clinical interests are in clinical pharmacy, infectious diseases, and antimicrobial stewardship.
Educational Interest
Dr. Suda has taught courses in the ethics and privacy issues of comparative effectiveness research, grant writing, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy, and special topics in pharmacy administration. She has mentored more than 30 doctoral students.
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Selected Publications:
Suda, K. J., Calip, G.S., Rowan, S., Gross, A.E., Hershow, R., Perez, R., McGregor, J., Evans, C.T. Assessment of appropriateness of antibiotic prescriptions for infection prophylaxis before dental procedures, 2011-2015. JAMA Network Open. 2019; 2(5): e193909.
Suda, K. J., Durkin, M., Calip, G. S., Gellad, W. F., Kim, H., Lockhart, P.B., Rowan, S., Thornhill, M. Comparison of opioid prescribing by dentists in the United States and England, 2016. JAMA Network Open. 2019; 2(5): e194303.
Suda, K. J., Livorsi, D. J., Goto, M., Forrest, G. N., Jones, M. M., Neuhauser, M. M., Hoff, B., Ince, D., Carrel, M., Nair, R., Knoblock, M. J., Goetz, M. B. Research agenda for antimicrobial stewardship in the Veterans Health Administration. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2018; 39(2): 196-201.
Suda, K. J., Hicks, L. A., Roberts, R. M., Hunkler, R. J., Matusiak, L., Schumock, G. T. Antibiotic expenditures by medication, class, and health care setting in the United States, 2010-2015. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018; 66(2): 185-190.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Acute Dental Pain: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Food and Drug Administration
Grant Number: U01 FD007151
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2023
Title: CDC PDMP OD2A Predictive Analytics Project
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: PA Department of Health / Center for Disease Control
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2022
Notable Achievements
SHEA Top Oral Abstract at IDWeek, Washington, D.C., 2019
Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Paper Award, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, 2018
First Place, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center Quality Fair, 2018
Outstanding Student Pre-doctoral Award, International Association of Dental Research, 2018