Chanhyun Park, Ph.D., M.Pharm., M.Ed., R.Ph.

Dr. Chanhyun Park

Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes

Dr. Chanhyun Park is a Health Outcomes Researcher and Assistant Professor in the Health Outcomes Division. She received her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. She received two master’s degrees: one in Clinical Pharmacy from Sookmyung Women’s University and one in Quantitative Methods from The University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she worked as a Health Economist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University School of Pharmacy.

Her research interests are comprised of the assessment of clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes of healthcare services and products through the application of advanced quantitative methodologies. She has a broad research framework that includes pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, health economics, meta-analysis, and machine learning. With this framework, she seeks to assess the patterns of treatment, identify potential adverse events of treatment, estimate healthcare utilization and costs, and examine health disparities. Her current research program focuses on geriatric oncology and cardio-oncology.

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed., The University of Texas at Austin
M.Pharm, Sookmyung Women’s University
B.Pharm, Sookmyung Women’s University

Research Profile 
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Selected Recent Publications
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CORE Area: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Liu YS*, Liu Y, Park CAssociation of cardiovascular disease with health-related quality of life among older women with early-stage breast cancer undergoing adjuvant endocrine therapy. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2023 Sep;14(7):101598. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2023.101598.

Park C, Park SK*, Woo A*, Ng BP. Health-related quality of life among elderly breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant endocrine therapy: A U.S Medicare population-based study. Quality of Life Research. 2022 Jan 22. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-03059-x. 

Park C, Briesacher BA, Kim D. Association of social isolation of long-term care facilities in the United States with 30-day mortality. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(6):e2113361. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13361.

Kim D, Park C, Briesacher BA. Socially-isolated neighborhoods and the risk of all-cause mortality among nursing home residents in the United States: A multilevel study. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2020;13;21:101285. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101285.

Riley E*, Chang J, Park C, Kim S, Song I. Hypertension and health-related quality of life (HRQoL): evidence from the U.S. Hispanic population. Clinical Drug Investigation. 2019;39(9):899-908. doi:10.1007/s40261-019-00814-4.

CORE Area: Healthcare Systems Research

Park C, Chang A, Ng BP, Young GJ. Cost-related medication nonadherence among Medicare beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease risk factors: the role of comprehension of the Medicare program and its prescription drug benefits. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2023 Feb;29(1):136-145. doi: 10.1111/jep.13745.

Park C, Ng BP, Kim K. Inability to access to healthcare due to COVID-19 among elderly Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. American Journal of Managed Care. 2022;28(2):75-80.

He Q*, Silverman CL*, Park C, Tiu GF, Ng BP. Prescription drug coverage satisfaction, cost-reducing behavior and medication nonadherence among Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. 2021;27(6):696-705. doi: 10.18553/jmcp.2021.27.6.696.

Ng BP, Park C. The role of media sources for COVID-19 information on engaging in recommended preventive behaviors among Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥ 65 yearsJournal of Gerontology: Social Science. 2021 May 8;gbab083. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbab083. 

Ng BP, Park C. Accessibility of telehealth services among Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥ 65 years during COVID-19Preventing Chronic Disease. 2021 Jul 1;18:E65. doi: 10.5888/pcd18.210056.

CORE Area: Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Han S*, Sohn TJ*, Ng BP, Park CPredicting unplanned readmission due to cardiovascular disease in hospitalized patients with cancer: a machine learning approach. Scientific Reports. 2023 Aug 18;13(1):13491. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-40552-4.

Park C, Heo JH, Mehta S, Han S*, Spencer JC. Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy and survival among older women with early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Clinical Drug Investigation. 2023 Mar;43(3):167-176. doi: 10.1007/s40261-023-01247-w. 

Park C, Park SK*, Upshaw JN, Schonberg MA. In-hospital mortality, length of stay, and hospital costs for hospitalized breast cancer patients with comorbid-heart failure in the USA. Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2022;37(12):2043-2047. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2021.1980775.

Park SK*, Ng BP, Chun H*, Park C. Hospital outcomes of male breast cancer in the United States. American Journal of Managed Care. 2021;27(6):e181-e187. doi: 10.37765/ajmc.2021.88666.

Park SK*, Park L*, Silverman C*, Heo JH, Park C. Association of congestive heart failure with hospital outcomes among renal cancer patients in the United States: analysis of nationwide inpatient sample. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. 2021;21(3):395-402. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2021.1897576. 


Graduate Courses

PGS 384S Introduction to Epidemiology

PGS 393T Pharmacoeconomics

PGS 390J Data Analysis in Healthcare (Topic: Stata)

PGS 390U Advanced Research Methods (Topic: Machine Learning)

PGS196S Seminar in Pharmacy (Topic: Databases in Health Outcomes Research)

PharmD Courses

PHM 394F Principles in Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacy Management (Topic: Costs, Cost-Benefit Analysis)

Significant/Recent Activities 

National and International Service Activities

Member, AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Program Committee

University/College Service Activities

Advisor,  UT-AMCP Student Chapter

Advisor, UT-ISPE Student Chapter0

Mentor, UTeam

Contact Information
Campus location:
PHR 3.210B

US Mail Address:
UT College of Pharmacy-Health Outcomes
2409 University Avenue, STOP A1930
Austin, TX 78712-1120

FEDEX Address:
2409 University Avenue 
PHR 3.210B
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712