Dr. Paul Gavaza is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy where he teaches pharmacy administration and pharmacoeconomics courses. A native of Zimbabwe, Dr. Gavaza holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Zimbabwe), Master of Science in Development Planning and Management (Ghana) and Master of Science in Pharmacy (Texas). In May 2010, he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Pharmacy (majoring in Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacoeconomics) from The University of Texas at Austin (UT).
In graduate school, Dr. Gavaza was named the Cactus Yearbook Outstanding student (2009), a Cactus Yearbook Goodfellow (2010) and was a recipient of the University Continuing Fellowship (2008-2010), the Current Therapeutic ResearchTravel Award, and the United States Pharmacoepeia Fellowship (2009-10). Dr. Gavaza also worked for UT as a teaching assistant and for Outcome (Cambridge, MA) as a consultant. Prior, Dr. Gavaza taught at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Zimbabwe.
Dr. Gavaza has expertise in economic evaluation, research design, statistical analysis, survey development, and scientific writing. His primary research interests include social, economic and behavioral aspects of pharmacy and outcomes research. Dr. Gavaza has presented 5 posters at national and international professional scientific meetings and has published 11 papers in peer reviewed journals including the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics, Current Therapeutic Research, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, and The Central African Journal of Medicine.
A Fulbright alumnus, Dr. Gavaza is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and Rho Chi Honor Societies, and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He currently resides in Buchanan County with his wife, Kuda and children Tatenda, Takudzwa and Tafadzwa. He enjoys spending time with his family, biking, running, and travel. He is an active member of his local church.