Michael Distefano

Mike DiStefano PhD, MBE

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Email Address:michael.j.distefano@cuanschutz.edu

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Office: V20-1220

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. DiStefano is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. His research is primarily focused on health technology assessment, prescription drug policy, and direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising. He is particularly interested in the ethical considerations that arise in each of these research areas. To advance research in these areas, Dr. DiStefano draws on both empirical research methods and conceptual and normative analysis. His work has been published in JAMA, Health Affairs, and Value in Health. Dr. DiStefano is also a committed educator. Prior to beginning his research career, he taught biomedical ethics at Dong-a University in Busan, South Korea. 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD in Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2021
  • Master's in Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • AB in Religion, Princeton University, 2011


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