About Us

headshot_11.01.2014Dan Hartung, PharmD, MPH
Associate Professor

Dan earned his BS and PharmD from the University of Wisconsin and MPH (biostatistics/epidemiology emphasis) from OHSU.  He completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Portland VA Medical Center and a fellowship in outcomes research at OSU.  Dan has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2001 and on faculty since 2007.  Dan’s research interests include pharmaceutical health services research, systematic reviews, pharmaco-epidemiology, and healthcare economics.  He is also adjunct faculty in the OHSU Public Health Department and an investigator in the OHSU Evidence-based Practice Center.


Sharia Ahmed, MPH
Faculty Research Assistant

After earning bachelors degrees in both Biology and Global Studies from the University of Minnesota, Sharia continued her studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, completing an MPH in Global Epidemiology and a fellowship with the CDC. She currently splits her time between Dr. Hartung’s research group in Portland, where she models medication trends over time, and OSU in Corvallis, where she is pursuing a PhD in Public Health Epidemiology.  Sharia is originally from Minnesota, where her family taught her to appreciate the outdoors as well as new and different communities.


Luke Middleton, BS
Database Analyst

Under contract with the Oregon Health Authority’s Medical Assistance Programs Luke maintains a large database of Medicaid claims data used to monitor drug utilization, create provider education, and provide analyses for policy makers. He also works as a programmer, creating front-end applications that allow complicated data management tasks to be performed quickly and easily.  Luke has been with the OSU College of Pharmacy since 2005.