The Pain Medicine journal has appointed Weihsuan “Jenny” Lo-Ciganic, Ph.D., M.S., M.S. Pharm and Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professors of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, as co-editors for the new Epidemiology and Data Science Section. Lo-Ciganic and Hincapie-Castillo are both affiliate faculty in the UF Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety, or CoDES.
Pain Medicine is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to pain clinicians, educators and researchers with an interest in pain from various medical specialties, such as pain medicine, anesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine as well as related health disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, nursing, nurse practitioner, physical therapy and integrative health. This scholarly, indexed publication reflects the rapid growth in pain science and practice as well as the field’s need for policy, ethical and forensic commentary on pain and its management. Readers benefit from cutting-edge original clinical and translational research and scientific reviews.
Lo-Ciganic is a pharmacoepidemiologist with research interests in drug safety, medication adherence, prescription drug abuse and quality and value of prescribing, especially among vulnerable or minority populations. Her interests in patient safety and quality of care issues focus on improving and developing quality measures and prediction tools using advanced analytics, including machine learning.
Hincapie-Castillo is an affiliate faculty in the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, or PRICE. His research interests include the study of drug utilization and safety in pain management, the evaluation of the effects of state and federal laws on patient outcomes (legal epidemiology) and the assessment of patient safety and quality for inpatient pain management.