AfRIG: Drug Utilization Metrics in Pharmacoepidemiology Research

Ilse Truter is a full professor in the Department of Pharmacy, leader of the Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU), and Director of the School of Clinical Care & Medicinal Sciences in the Faculty of Health Science at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. Ilse holds two doctorates (in Pharmacy and Business Management), and is a registered pharmacist and elected member of the South African Pharmacy Council. Ilse has authored 130 peer-reviewed research articles, three chapters in books, and 163 articles in local/professional journals. Her research field is pharmacoepidemiology (including drug utilization research and pharmacoeconomics), clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy management. She is a member of the WHO International Working Group for Drug Statistics Methodology (responsible for the ATC/DDD Methodology), a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), a founding member of the Medicines Utilisation Research in Africa (MURIA) group, and one of the regional leads for the ISPE African Chapter.

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