About Khalid Kamal
Khalid M. Kamal, M. Pharm., Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy (PSP) at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (WVU SOP). He completed his Bachelors in Pharmacy (1994) and Masters in Pharmacology (1996) from Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India and received his Ph.D. in Health Outcomes Research (2005) from the WVU SOP.
Prior to joining WVU, Dr. Kamal was on the faculty of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy for 15 years. He has been a Visiting Professor, teaching pharmacoeconomics and decision modeling courses at institutions such as Kobe Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan, and King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kamal has also been involved in establishing international faculty and student exchange programs in Japan, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Kamal's primary research and teaching interests have been pharmacoeconomics, patient- reported outcomes research, research methods, and improving quality of care using real-world data sources such as electronic medical records and specialty pharmacy data. Over the years, his research has focused on issues such as cost-effectiveness of treatments, quality of life, productivity costs, economic burden of diseases, and issues related to quality of care in chronic (rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes) and rare conditions (cystic fibrosis).
Dr. Kamal's scholarship has yielded over 60 peer-reviewed publications and two research-based book chapters. He has also disseminated his work via 125 research presentations at national and international meetings. Among his awards are the 2010 Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Faculty award for outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and service; top poster award at the 2015 Annual Meeting & Expo of National Association of Specialty Pharmacy; second prize in the student research presentation category at the 2014 annual meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA); best paper award at the 2010 annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP); and the 2006 Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Graduate Student Award.
Dr. Kamal serves as the Chair (2019-2021) of the Faculty Advisory Council within the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). The charge of the Council is to support ISPOR student members' professional development by providing learning experiences, networking opportunities, and continuity to the student chapters. He also serves on ISPOR’s Health Science Policy Council, which advises the Society on key scientific research and research policy issues in health economics outcomes research.