Faculty Bio - Julie Marie Donohue Ph.D.
Room: A613 Crabtree Hall
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Department of Health Policy and Management
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Pharmaceutical policy, mental health, politics of health policy
Julie Donohue, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management in the Graduate School of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and is a core faculty member in the Center for Research on Health Care. Dr. Donohue received her Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University and completed a post-doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Donohue conducts research in the areas of pharmaceutical policy and mental health. Past research has examined the economic and public health effects of direct-to-consumer advertising and other forms pharmaceutical promotion. Dr. Donohue is currently conducting research on the impact of pharmacy insurance benefits on prescription drug utilization and expenditures. A major focus of this work is evaluating the impact of the new Medicare drug benefit (Part D) on medication access among elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries. She also studies doctor-patient communication on prescription drugs, the cost-effectiveness of mental health interventions and efforts to provide information on comparative effectiveness and prices of prescription drugs to consumers.