June M. McKoy, Northwestern University

Associate Professor Medicine Chicago, Illinois j-mckoy@northwestern.edu Office: (312) 695-4525

Bio/Research

June M. McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA is an emerging expert in pharmacovigilance and pharmacosurveillance, health policy, and cost-effectiveness/comparative effectiveness analyses, particularly in the domain of cancer. Her research is focused on adverse drug reactions among older (>65 years) population...

Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

June M. McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA is an emerging expert in pharmacovigilance and pharmacosurveillance, health policy, and cost-effectiveness/comparative effectiveness analyses, particularly in the domain of cancer. Her research is focused on adverse drug reactions among older (>65 years) populations and cancer health disparities research with the focus on improving patient safety for older individuals with cancer. Her work involves the detection and assessment of safety signals related to drugs and devices and the timely dissemination of findings to relevant stakeholders. A related research focus is comparative and cost effectiveness analyses of cancer related therapies targeted at older cancer patients and safe and cost-effective transitions of care for this cohort. Presently, she is engaged in a collaborative NCI sponsored minority biobanking/biospecimen collection initiative with colleagues at several comprehensive cancer centers nationwide. An emerging area of interest involves studies in pharmacogenomics, which are expected to aid in prescribing decisions and will likely predict older cancer patients who will respond appropriately to a given cancer-related medication or experience severe adverse drug reactions. Dr. McKoy serves as Director of Geriatric Oncology for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center where she is in the process of developing the Senior Oncology Advocacy and Research Program (SOAR).

Click to Shrink <<

Links