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University of Colorado Denver


Anne M. Libby, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research

Anne Libby

Mailing address:

University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-1203
Aurora, CO 80045

Office Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
First Floor
Room 1203


Voice: 303-724-0682
Fax: 303-724-2627

Training and Education:

  • BA (Economics), Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (1989), Minors: Math and Philosophy
  • PhD, MA (Economics), Washington University in St. Louis (1994) Department of Economics, Dissertation: “Costs in the Medical Market: Physician Ownership of Health Facilities,” Chairman: Professor Lee K. Benham
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, University of California-Berkeley (1994-1996)
    National Institute of Mental Health Training Fellowship in Health Services Research, School of Public Health, Principal Investigator: Richard M. Scheffler, Ph.D

Clinical Research/Interest:

Anne Libby is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research group. Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy Dr. Libby's primary appointment was in the School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, where she also holds joint appointments in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and the Colorado Outcomes Research Group (COHO); in the Colorado School of Public Health; in the Graduate School; and in the Department of Economics at the Downtown Denver campus.

Her disease area of interest is in neuropsychiatric disorders including mental health, substance dependence, and epilepsy, and has a particular interest in hidden disabilities. Research interests include comparative effectiveness research, social determinants of health, economics of biologic drugs, and research on classroom methods to teach pharmacoeconomics.

She is the Principal Investigator for two mentored research training programs: the K12 program in Comparative Effectiveness Research funded by the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality, and the Clinical Faculty Scholars Program supported by the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). She also directs two major faculty career development training programs in the CCTSI: the Leadership in Innovative Team Science (LITeS) program; and the Colorado Mentoring Training Program (CO-Mentor).

Active Extramural Grants:

Principal Investigator, July 2010-June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Comparative Effectiveness Research K12 Scholars Program.

Principal Investigator, July 2010-June 2011. Epilepsy Foundation of America. The U.S. Burden of Epilepsy: Health Care Utilization, Costs, Productivity, & Quality of Life.

Principal Investigator, July 2009 Ð April 2012. Sedative Hypnotic Use by the Mentally Ill: A Medicaid Prescription Policy Study. National Institute of Mental Health.

Co-Investigator, September 2009-2011. CTSA ARRA Supplement, NIH. Remote Monitoring in Clinical Trials. Principal Investigators: Ron Sokol, MD, Michael Kahn, MD (Pediatrics).

Co-Investigator, July 2008-2013. Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Education, Training and Career Development Core.

Principal Investigator for two Program Projects: Clinical Faculty Scholars Program, and Leadership in Innovative Team Science, Colorado Mentoring Training Program (with Nancy Zahniser, Ph.D. and Spero Manson, Ph.D.). Principal Investigator: Ron Sokol, MD/Core PI: Marc Moss, MD.

CCTSI Supplement (Co-I)

Co-Investigator, September 2009-2011. CTSA ARRA Supplement, NIH. Remote Monitoring in Clinical Trials. Principal Investigators: Ron Sokol, MD, Michael Kahn, MD (Pediatrics).

Professional and Graduate Teaching:

  • PHRD 7400 - Pharmacoeconomics
  • PHSC 7911 - POR Research practicum
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)​

Programs in the Education, Training, and Career Development (ETCD) Core of the Colorado CTSI (CCTSI)

Mentored Research Training:

Career Development Training:

Recent Publications ​​​