Please join faculty and staff at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in congratulating the members of our PhD and MS in PHSR Class of 2020. These individuals have worked tirelessly to hone their knowledge and skills in the field of health services research and are now prepared to embark on rewarding careers across academia, government, and industry.

PLEASE NOTE: The information provided below was self-submitted by members of the Class of 2020. The School of Pharmacy has made every effort to provide a complete and accurate listing of Class of 2020 spring graduates and their awards and honors. If we have made an error or omission, please accept our sincere apology and contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at so that we may correct this website.


Joshua Yian-Lung Chou

Master of Science


Maya Lee Hanna

Doctor of Philosophy

Academic Distinction: RhoChi

Note of Thanks: First and foremost, a huge thanks to my parents, Melba Lee and John Hanna, and my significant other, Raymond Lloyd III. You've all been a foundation of love, support, and encouragement. This appreciation extends to all my family, sorors, and friends. I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Eleanor Perfetto, and my dissertation committee: Dr. Jennifer Albrecht, Dr. Tabassum Majid, Dr. Francis Palumbo, Ms. Ilene Rosenthal, and Dr. Linda Simoni-Wastila. Also, a huge thanks to Dr. Daniel Mullins, Colleen Day, Karen Morales, Jamie Hoots, Abree Johnson, and the PHSR faculty. To my cohort, Laura, Juan-David, Husam, Rahul, and Anna: thank you for being true friends and research colleagues. I am grateful to have taken this journey with such smart, talented, and genuine individuals. To my PHSR sister-friends, O’mareen, Elisabeth, Laura, Priyanka, Doyinsola (Dee Dee), Aparna, Aida, Binny, Patience, Chinenye, Jacquelyn, Rosie, and India: I am blessed to have you in my life. Also, a special appreciation to Alexis, Natalie, Willette, Taquita, Nicole, Rene, Meklit, Stephanie, Jerry, and Todd. You all have been my guardian angels, confidants, voices of reason, supporters, and biggest cheerleaders throughout my academic journey.

Rahul Ramesh Khairnar

Doctor of Philosophy

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