Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
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Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care

Maio, Vittorio

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Maio, Vittorio

Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH

Contact Dr. Maio

1015 Chestnut Street
Curtis Building, Suite 319
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1821
(215) 955-6959 fax

Medical School

MSPH, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA - 2005
MS, Pharmacology, Jefferson College of Biomedical Science, Philadelphia, PA - 2003
PharmD, School of Pharmacy, Perugia, Italy - 1987

University Appointment

Managing Director
Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care
Research Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellowship, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research and Clinical Interests

Evaluation of the Appropriateness of Prescribing for the Elderly, the Effects of Patient Prescription Cost-sharing on Drug Consumption and Utilization of Medical Care, and the Quality of Care Provided by Physicians.


Vittorio Maio is Research Professor in the Jefferson School of Population Health. He is also Director of the Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship Programs. Dr. Maio’s research interests are in the areas of outcomes analysis and medication usage and policy.  He is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Medical Quality and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals, including JAMA-Internal Medicine, The Lancet, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and Drugs & Aging.  Dr. Maio received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Perugia (Italy), took the Italian Pharmacist Board Certification, and received both his Master of Science in Pharmacology and his Master of Science in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.  He lectures on Health Policy issues in the Masters programs of the Jefferson School of Population Health and in the Master’s Program in Management of Health Care Organizations at the University of Pisa, Italy, Faculty of Economics. He teaches Pharmacoepidemiology in the Master of Science Program in Pharmacology for trainees in the NIH K30 Training Program and lectures on Applied Epidemiology in Healthcare at University of Parma, Italy, Faculty of Medicine, School of Specialization in Hygiene.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. How confident are physicians in deprescribing for the elderly and what barriers prevent deprescribing?
  2. Changing the Narrative: Refocusing the Efforts of Emergency Departments in the Opioid Epidemic
  3. Hospitalization rates during potentially inappropriate medication use in a large population-based cohort of older adults
  4. How Can We Effectively Engage Physicians in the Deprescribing Process?
  5. Evidence of potential bias in a comparison of β blockers and calcium channel blockers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute coronary syndrome: Results of a multinational study
  6. Improving the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Evaluation Process is Essential to Foster the PCMH Movement
  7. Attitudes Toward Collaboration Among Practitioners in Newly Established Medical Homes: A Survey of Nurses, General Practitioners, and Specialists
  8. Attitudes towards physician-nurse collaboration in a primary care team-based setting: Survey-based research conducted in the chronic care units of the Tuscany region of Italy
  9. Inappropriate prescribing in a large community-dwelling older population: A focus on prevalence and how it relates to patient and physician characteristics
  10. Assessing adverse events of postprostatectomy radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Evaluation of outcomes in the regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  11. Adjuvant and salvage radiation therapy after prostatectomy: Investigating beliefs and practices of radiation oncologists
  12. The Transformation of Primary Care: Are General Practitioners Ready?
  13. Risk of death associated with the use of conventional vs. atypical antipsychotic medications: Evaluating the use of the Emilia-Romagna Region database for pharmacoepidemiological studies
  14. Use of antiepileptic drugs and lipid-lowering agents in the United States
  15. Evaluating sustained quality improvements: Long-term effectiveness of a physician-focused intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in an older population
  16. Primary Care Units in Emilia-Romagna, Italy: An Assessment of Organizational Culture
  17. Predicting risk of hospitalisation or death: A retrospective population-based analysis
  18. Statins and colorectal cancer risk: A longitudinal study
  19. A physician-focused intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in older people: A 3-year, Italian, prospective, proof-of-concept study
  20. Editorial: Empathy and Health Care Quality