The University of Washington School of Pharmacy congratulates Scott Strassels, PhD, PharmD, on his new position as assistant professor in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn and scientific director of the Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP). He previously served as a clinical pharmacist, providing recommendations for symptom management to physicians, nurses and hospice patients and conducting cost and drug use analyses.
Scott received his PharmD from the University of Arizona and his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from UWSOP, where he was a post-doc pharmacoeconomics research fellow. During his time here at the UW, Associate Professor, Tom Hazlet described his research as “important and unique–evaluating the outcomes of various services provided to persons with pain and individuals receiving hospice care.”
His new leadership position as Center Director for Surgical Outcomes at Ohio State comes as no surprise to CHOICE faculty and alumni who knew him well. Scott graduated with his PhD in 2005 after completing his dissertation: “The association of demographic and clinical characteristics with pain in persons who received hospice care in the United States.”
He completed an acute pain outcomes fellowship at Tufts Medical Center, where he later served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Additionally, Dr. Strassels has held positions in management, education and medicine at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, the New England Medical Center and National Jewish Health.
In his role at Ohio State, Dr. Strassels will help design, supervise and organize research in the field of surgical health services research, as well as oversee SHARP’s initiatives, contribute to research projects and train students and residents. We wish Scott all the best in his new leadership roles!