Dr. Marra is currently dean of the University of Otago in New Zealand. He holds a bachelor of science (pharmacy), a doctor of pharmacy, and a doctor of philosophy in health care and epidemiology from the University of British Columbia, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada in Arthritis Epidemiology and Pharmacoepidemiology. He has previously held a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and was a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar.
Dr. Marra’s research has mainly focused on health economics, quality of life research and pharmacoepidemiology. He has been published in almost 200 peer-reviewed articles and has more than 100 other publications as well as presented at nearly 200 conferences.
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Teaching Areas of Interest: Pharmacotherapeutics and pathophysiology for musculoskeletal diseases, critical appraisal, health technology assessment and formulary decision-making