Mary Jo Pugh


Mary Jo Pugh, PhD



Mary Jo Pugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a Research Health Scientist for the Veterans Evidence-based Research, Dissemination, and Implementation Center, ALMD/South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Ed.M. at the Boston University School of Public Health in Boston, MA. She received her M.A., and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C. She has been involved in epidemiological and health services research related to diabetes, epilepsy and geriatric care. General topics of research for these conditions include pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, and quality of care. Since joining the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2004, she has led studies funded by the VA and CDC to examine the quality of prescribing for older patients, treatment of older patients with epilepsy, and development of quality indicators for treatment of adults with epilepsy. More recently, she has developed a line of inquiry examining patterns and trajectories of comorbidity among Veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq, linked patterns of care and patient outcomes in individuals with different clusters and trajectories of comorbidity. She is an investigator at the VERDICT health services research group at the VA, serves as a member of the Research IT advisory committee at the Health Science Center and is the Director of Research for the National VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. She also serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research and BMC Geriatrics, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy.


Faculty Profile:

Mary Jo Pugh, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
7703 Floyd Curl Drive

MSC: 7933
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone:  (210) 617-5110
Fax: (210) 567-4423