College of Pharmacy

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Brian Quilliam, Ph.D.


As a pharmacoepidemiologist, my research has focused on improving the safety of medications in vulnerable populations, particularly older adults. Throughout my career, I have conducted research to identify and find novel solutions for increasing the safety of medications post-marketing. While my research experience and interests include medication use in older adults, with a focus on medication safety, my classical methodological training in epidemiology applies broadly to other research questions.

Prior to coming to URI, I developed extensive managerial and project oversight experience in the private sector performing numerous studies seeking to improve the quality of prescribing in primary care settings. In addition to primary data sources, I have worked extensively with large administrative datasets (e.g. the SAGE database, the Medstat Marketscan™ database and the National VA database) and patient registries to perform pharmacoepidemiological studies.


Pharmacoepidemiology; medication safety; older adults; technology to improve healthcare


Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs

Ph.D., Epidemiology, Brown University, 2001

B.S., Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1997


Kogut, SJ, Johnson S, Higgins T, Quilliam B. Evaluation of a program to improve diabetes care through intensified care management activities and diabetes medication copayment reduction. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 18: 297-310 (2012).

Simeone, JC, Quilliam, BJ.Predictors of emergency department visits for hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes an analyses of a large US administrative claims database. Ann Pharmacother 46: 157-168 (2012).

Quilliam, BJ, Simeone, JC, Ozbay, AB, Kogut, SJ. The incidence and costs of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Am J Manag Care 17: 673-680 (2011).

Quilliam, BJ, Simeone, JC, Ozbay, AB. Risk factors for hypoglycemia-related hospitalization in patients with type 2 diabetes: a nested case-control study. Clin Ther 33: 1781-1791 (2011).

Hume, AL, Quilliam, BJ, Goldman, R, Eaton, C, Lapane, KL. Alternatives to potentially inappropriate medications for use in e-prescribing software: triggers and treatment algorithms. BMJ Qual Saf 20: 875-884 (2011).

Simeone, JC, Marcoux, RM, Quilliam, BJ. Cost and Utilization of Behavioral Health Medications Associated with Rescission of an Exemption for Prior Authorization for Severe and Persistent Mental Illness in the Vermont Medicaid Program. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 16: 312-324 (2010).

Jalbert, JJ, Quilliam, BJ, Lapane, KL. A Profile of Concurrent Alcohol and Alcohol-Interactive Prescription Drug Use in the US Population. Journal of General Internal Medicine 23: 1318-1323 (2008).

Quilliam, BJ. Suboptimal Utilization of Secondary Drug Prevention in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Measurement Issues and Managed Care Opportunities. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 14: 312-315 (2008).

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