Mehrdad Alavi, PharmD, MHA
BA, Psychology--University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MHA--Pacific University School of Healthcare Administration & Leadership
PharmD--Pacific University School of Pharmacy
My research activity has mainly been focused on assisting with studies investigating the effects of alcohol and stress on brain and behavior. My interest in neuro-psychology and pharmacology led me to join the lab group of Dr. Leslie Devaud here at the School of Pharmacy when I was a second-year pharmacy student. I am also interested in studying potential gaps in adherence to discharge medications among hospital patients in order to improve patient health outcomes.
Outside the Classroom
I enjoy food and music of all kinds. I learned how to cook Persian food from my amazing grandmother, and I really enjoy cooking partly because it keeps great memories alive. When I am not at work or eating out, I am either washing the dishes or learning how to play a new piano song.