Sandipan Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. He recently completed his PhD in Health Outcomes Research from West Virginia University. His dissertation was on assessing the burden of illness among elderly individuals with Parkinson’s disease. He has an MS in pharmacy administration from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Jadavpur University, India. Sandipan has published several articles in leading journals. His research has been accepted for poster and podium presentations at national and local conferences. He has won many awards for his presentations, which include the prestigious national award (Student Presentation Award 2012) at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2012. The primary focus of his research will be in the geriatric population. He intends to continue his research on neurodegenerative diseases, oncology and diabetes. He plans to study the influence of other co-occurring chronic conditions in the geriatric population with these different disease states focusing on their quality of life, medication utilization, adherence and persistence, and total and specific types of healthcare expenditures. Moreover, he would like to explore the use of advanced techniques such as propensity score matching, instrumental variable using administrative claims data and electronic medical records to evaluate treatment effects.