Robert Romanelli, Ph.D., M.P.H.
795 El Camino Real, Ames Building
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Robert Romanelli, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a Professional Researcher at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI). His research interests include medication compliance and health disparities. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the impact of medication switching, including the interchange of branded for generic drugs, on medication utilization and clinical outcomes.
Prior to joining PAMFRI, Robert worked as a clinical services researcher within Sutter Health’s Clinical Integration Department, where he performed research on medication utilization in various therapeutic areas and conducted evaluations of pharmacist-led interventions and programs to improve clinical outcomes within an ambulatory-care setting. He received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and post-doctoral training in pharmacology at the Oregon Health and Science University. He also holds an M.P.H. with a focus in epidemiology and outcomes research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Robert is a member of the International Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research.
Romanelli RJ, Wu FM, Gamba R, Mojtabai R, Segal JB. Behavioral therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitor pharmacotherapy in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of head-to-head randomized controlled trials. Under review: Depression & Anxiety. Epub Jan 3 2014
Romanelli RJ, Leahy A, Jukes T, Ye X, Qian C, Ishisaka DY. Colesevelam in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia: A retrospective analysis from an ambulatory care medical network. Clinical Medical Research & Opinion. 2013;29(10):1747-1756.
Romanelli RJ, Leahy A, Jukes T, Ye X, Kang A, Ishisaka DY. Multivariate analysis of factors associated with persistent colesevelam treatment among patients with hypercholesterolemia. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013;47(10):1247-1252.
Romanelli RJ, Leahy A, Jukes T, Ishisaka DY. Treatment and management of postmenopausal osteoporosis within an ambulatory care medical network. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2013;29(2):55-60.
Ishisaka DY, Jukes T, Romanelli RJ, Wong KS, Schiro TA. Disparities in adherence to and persistence with antihypertensive regimens: An exploratory analysis from a community-based provider network. Journal of the American Society for Hypertension. 2012;6(3):201-209.
Romanelli RJ, Schiro TA, Jukes T, Wong KS, Ishisaka DY. Disparities in blood pressure control within a community-based provider network: An exploratory analysis. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011; 45(12):1473-1482.
Schiro TA, Sakowski J, Romanelli RJ, Jukes T, Newman J, Hudnut A, Leonard T. Improving adherence to best-practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prevention. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2011;68(22):2184-2188.