I am currently a Pharm. D. Candidate at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy. My areas of interest include health economics, outcomes research, and public health. I am especially interested in the relationship between the pharma industry and payers and the critical crossroads between clinical and financial concerns. I see this intersection as especially important moving forward given the concerns over growing healthcare costs and the balancing act needed in order to maintain adequate patient access as cost growth is combated. I hope to pursue a career that allows me to have an impact in this area upon graduation.