New faculty Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana joins the HMP department
The University of Kentucky's College of Public Health welcomes Jayani Jayawardhana, Ph.D. to the Health Management & Policy department as an Associate Professor, effective September 1st.
"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jayawardhana to the department," says Dr. Teresa Waters, Chair of the the Health Management and Policy department.” She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be an incredible asset to our students and our research."
Dr. Jayawardhana's areas of expertise and research interests focus on health economics, health policy, pharmaceutical economics, substance use, and health services research.
Some of her recent publications focus on pill mill legislation, Medicaid expansion and substance abuse, and drug utilization policy as it impacts opioid use.
She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia, and B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Agnes Scott College.