Dr. Veenstra is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Associate Director of the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy & Economics (CHOICE) Institute. He graduated from the University of California San Francisco with doctoral degrees in clinical pharmacy and computational chemistry. He conducted his postdoctoral training in health economics and outcomes research with the University of Washington, including a one-year externship with Roche Global Pharmacoeconomics.
Dr. Veenstra’s primary research interests are the clinical, economic, and policy implications of using genomic information in healthcare. His major research projects include evaluation of the cost effectiveness of population-level genomic screening, pharmacogenomics in diverse populations, decision modeling techniques to assess evidence thresholds, and stakeholder preferences for precision medicine.
Dr. Veenstra’s research has been funded through grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute, Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.
Dr. Veenstra has worked extensively with organizations such as the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) to further the practical application of cost-effectiveness analysis in managed care decision making.
Dr. Veenstra teaches courses in pharmacoeconomics and managed care and is an author or co-author of five book chapters and over 180 peer-reviewed publications.