Faculty & Staff Detail
Jill E. Lavigne, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 340
Phone: (585) 385-5255
Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.P.H., University of Rochester
M.S. Public Policy Analysis, University of Rochester
B.A., Duke University
Dr. Lavigne teaches pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology and quality improvement. She is the course director for Health Care Delivery and Population Based Health Care, and developed a new service learning elective with the Monroe County Health Department: Emergency Preparedness and Mass Prophylaxis.
Dr. Lavigne is Co-Project Manager (with OJ Sahler MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Palliative Care and Psychiatry, URMC) of the Rochester Area Collaborative Center of Excellence in Pain Education (RACCoEPE) funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health for $276,000 (2012 – 2014).
Prior to joining the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Dr. Lavigne served as Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. Her research has included collaborations with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Rochester Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatric Cardiology and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Lavigne serves on the campus-wide Faculty Council and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee. In the community, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), a management services organization that provides integrated solutions to health and human services customers in 8 states.
Most recently, Dr. Lavigne chaired a review committee for the Innovation Awards, a program funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide $1- $30 million dollar awards to public and private organizations advancing the Triple Aim of improving health outcomes and healthcare quality while controlling or reducing healthcare costs. In September, 2012, Dr. Lavigne served on a technical review panel for the CMS Bundled Payments Initiative.
The Congressionally authorized Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) identified Dr. Lavigne as an expert in current funding areas and invited her to be a reviewer in 2012. PCORI funds comparative effectiveness research to determine how best to provide patients with a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
Lavigne JE. (Ed). Frontiers in Suicide Risk Research, Treatment and Prevention. Nova Science Publishers. In press.
Lavigne JE, King DA, Lu N, Kemp, J, Knox KL. Pharmacist and pharmacy staff knowledge and attitudes towards suicide and suicide prevention: Lessons from a national training program in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In: Lavigne JE. (ED). Frontiers in Suicide Risk Research, Treatment and Prevention. Nova Science Publishers. In press.
Lavigne JE. Comparative safety of multiple drug regimens with adverse effects of suicidal ideation and behavior in bipolar disorder: Design Considerations. In: Lavigne JE. (ED). Frontiers in Suicide Risk Research, Treatment and Prevention. Nova Science Publishers. In press.
Lavigne JE. Smoking cessation agents and suicide. British Medical Journal. 2009 Nov 5;339-b4360.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Lavigne JE, Heckler C, Mathews J, Palesh O, Kirshner JJ, Lord R, Jacobs A, Amos E, Morrow G, Mustian K. Gabapentin 300mg versus 900mg versus placebo for anxiety symptoms in 306 breast cancer survivors: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled double-blind clinical trial. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. In press.
Lavigne JE, McCarthy M, Wagoner L, Chapman R, Knox KL. Exposure to prescription drugs with warnings for suicide among Air Force personnel who died by suicide, 2006 – 2009. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. In press.
Lavigne JE, Au A, Jian R, Wang Y, Good CB, Glassman PA, Cunningham F. Utilization of prescription drugs with warnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the US and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 2009. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. In press.
Gilligan AM, Myers J, Nash JD, Lavigne JE, Moczygemba LR, Plake KS, Quiñones-Boex AC, Holdford D, West-Strum D, Warholak TL. Educating Pharmacists to Improve Quality (EPIQ): Implementation and assessment at 8 US schools of pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. In press.
Lavigne JE. Educating pharmacy students to improve quality in a new school of pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. In press.
O’Brocta R, Abu-Baker A, Budukh P, Gandhi M, Lavigne J, Birnie C. A Continuous Professional Development Process for First-Year Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. 2012;76(2):29.
Lavigne JE, Mathews J, Knox KL. Post-market surveillance for suicide: The case of gabapentin. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 2010, 1:47-51.
Knox, KL, Phlanz S, Talcott GW, Campise RL, Lavigne JE, Bajorska A, Caine ED. The Air Force suicide prevention program: Implications for public health policy worldwide. American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print May 13, 2010.
Lavigne JE, Griggs JJ, Tu X, Lerner D. Hot flashes, fatigue, treatment exposures and work productivity in breast cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2008 Dec;2(4):296-302. Epub 2008 Nov 12.
Lavigne JE, Shearer WT, Thompson B, Orav EJ, Starc TJ, Colan SD, Pignatelli R, O’Brien SE, Bezold L, LaRusa P, Easley KA, Cheng I, Lipshultz SE for the CHAART Study Group. Cardiovascular outcomes of pediatric seroreverters perinatally exposed to HAART: Design of a longitudinal clinical study. Cardiovascular Toxicology 2004(02).
Zareba KM, Lavigne JE, Lipshultz SE. Cardiovascular effects of HAART in infants and children of HIV-infected mothers. Cardiovascular Toxicology. (2004)04 271 – 179.
Lavigne JE. Phelps CE. Mushlin A. Lednar WM. Reductions in individual work productivity associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pharmacoeconomics. 2003; 21(15):1123-34, 2003.
Peer-Reviewed Presentations (since 2009)
Lavigne JE, Schwartzmeyer C. Implementing World Health Organization standards for hand hygiene indications and methods using alcohol-based preparations at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Accepted after peer-review for presentation at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/British Medical Journal International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare. Paris, France. April, 2012.
Lavigne JE, Au A, Jian R, Wang Y, Good CB, Glassman PA, Cunningham F. Utilization of Prescription Drugs with Warnings of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in the US and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 2009. Submitted for peer-review to the 2011 annual meeting of the International Society for Phamacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Chicago, Illinois, August 2011.
Lavigne JE. Educating Pharmacy Students to Improve Quality in a new School of Pharmacy. ACCP Annual Meeting. July 2011, Austin, Texas.
Lavigne JE, King DA, Kemp, J, Knox KL. Pharmacist and pharmacy staff knowledge and attitudes towards suicide and suicide prevention: Lessons from a national training program in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Peer-reviewed poster accepted for presentation at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Baltimore, MD, May 2011.
O’Brocta R, Bernie C, Lavigne JE, Abu Baker A. Continuing Professional Education in Pharmacy: A pilot study of a new CPD program. Accepted after peer review for a poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in July 2010.
Gandhi M, Lavigne JE, Williams K, DeBisschop M. Embedded Assessment in a New School of Pharmacy: A pilot study. Accepted after peer review for a poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in July 2010.
Palesh O, Lavigne JE, Mustian K, Mathews J, Heckler C, et al. Gabapentin for anxiety symptoms in breast cancer survivors: Secondary analysis of randomized controlled double-blind trial data. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Conference. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition). Vol 28, No 15_suppl (May 20 Supplement), 2010: 9148.
Lavigne JE, Ganoczy D, Knox KL, Valenstein M. Gabapentin Utilization in the US Department of Veterans Health Affairs. Podium Presentation at the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Providence, Rhode Island. August, 2009.
Cerulli K, Lavigne JE. Work Productivity in Domestic Violence. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, May 2009.
Other Presentations (since 2009)
Hutchinson DJ, Mathews JL, Souza JM, Corigliano A, Traina A, Juba K, Lavigne JE. The Crossroads of Interprofessionalism: Four Avenues of Collaboration at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Institution Poster, Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Orlando, FLA. July, 2012.
Nagel A, Parkhill A, Lavigne JE, Phillips L, Slish J, Abu-Baker A, Corigliano A, Lowry B, Traina A, Birnie C, Pankaskie M. Synchronizing Basic and Clinical Science Education at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Institution Poster, Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. San Antonio, TX. July, 2011.