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Quang A. Le, BS, PharmD, PhD

Associate Professor

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: qle@westernu.edu

Phone: 3821


B.S. 1999 University of California, Los Angeles

PharmD 2006 Loma Linda University

PhD 2010 University of Southern California

Research Interest

Health Economics, Pharmaceutical Economics, Modeling and Simulation, Health-Related Quality of Life Methodology, Bayesian-Network Modeling.

Dr. Le currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal Medical Decision Making (Impact Factor: 3.240). His original research has been published in major journals such as Cancer; Medical Care; Medical Decision Making; Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; Quality of Life Research, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes; and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. He is also active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).


Lee JH, Nguyen QN,Le QA. “Comparative Effectiveness of Three Bariatric Surgery Procedures: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, and Sleeve Gastrectomy.” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. (Forthcoming).

Le QA. “Structural Uncertainty of Markov Models for Advanced Breast Cancer: A Stimulation Study of Lapatinib.” Medical Decision Making. (Forthcoming). (PubMed ID: 26753626).

Le QA, Doctor JN, Feeny NC, Zoellner LA. Cost-Effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure Therapy versus Pharmacotherapy and Treatment Choices in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (The OPT Trial): A Doubly Randomized Preference Trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2014; 75(3):222–230. (PubMed ID: 24717377).

Le QA, Probabilistic Mapping of the Health-Status Measure SF-12 onto the Health-Utility Measure EQ-5D using the U.S. Population-based Scoring Models. Quality of Life Research. 2013; 23(2):459-66. (PubMed ID: 24026631).

Le QA, Doctor JN, Zoellner LA, Feeny NC. Miniumal Clinically Important Differences for the EQ-5D and QWB-SA in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Results from a Doubly Randomized Preference Trial (DRPT). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2013; 11:59 (PubMed ID: 23587015).

Le QA, Strylewicz G, Doctor JN. Detecting Blood Laboratory Errors Using a Bayesian Network: An Evaluation on Liver Enzyme Tests. Medical Decision Making 2011; 31(2):325-337. (PubMed ID: 20729509).

Le QA, Hay JW. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Lapatinib in HER2-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer. Cancer 2009; 115(3):489-498.(Pubmed ID: 19117341).

Simon D, Pham LB, Le QA, Holyoak K. The Emergence of Coherence over the Course of Decision Making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition 2001; 27(5):1250-1260. (Pubmed ID: 11550752).