Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and Ai

Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and AI


Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and AI signals LIU Pharmacy's entry into the contemporary healthcare industry utilizing powerful technologies and AI for the delivery of evidence-based healthcare. The Institute was formerly known as the International Drug Information Center (IDIC) which, since its inception in 1973, has been a recognized provider of drug information services to a varied client base.

The Institute’s activities are centered on the use of real-world data to generate real-world evidence to improve patient outcomes and reduce the total cost of care. The Institute collaborates with Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, Inc. and utilizes Agilum's proprietary analytics platform, Comparative Rapid Cycle Analytics (CRCA™) P&T in the delivery of these services. The Institute continues to support the drug-information needs of the College’s faculty, students, and preceptors, as well as other clientele. The Institute also serves as a training site for student pharmacists participating in advanced pharmacy practice experiences.


The Institute serves as a training site for a fellowship program in health analytics and AI, and a separate fellowship program in drug information and medical communications.


    Joseph P. Nathan, MS, PharmD
Co-Director, Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and AI
Professor of Pharmacy Practice LIU Pharmacy

Dr. Joseph Nathan is an alumnus of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, having earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and an M.S. in Drug Information and Communications from the College. He received a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Nathan joined the College’s International Drug Information Center as a drug information specialist. Dr. Nathan is a professor in the College’s Division of Pharmacy Practice and the director of the International Drug Information Center. His scholarly interests focus on the availability and utilization of information resources by healthcare professionals and consumers. Dr. Nathan published numerous articles on issues affecting the practice of pharmacy, serves as a reviewer for professional publications, and has served on the advisory board of a leading pharmacy journal. Dr. Nathan served as a pharmacy consultant to a long-term-care facility and continues to practice in a community pharmacy. 
      Sara Grossman, PharmD
Co-Director, Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and AI
Adjunct Assistant Professor
LIU Pharmacy

Dr. Sara Grossman received her Pharm.D. degree from The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, graduating summa cum laude in 2007. Dr. Grossman is a drug information specialist at the International Drug Information Center. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice and educates students in the practice of drug information. Dr. Grossman has authored numerous articles on issues pertaining to drug information and pharmacy practice, in general. She has also served as a reviewer for a number of professional publications. Dr. Grossman has practiced in community pharmacy and has served as a consultant pharmacist.  


Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The institute is closed on legal and University holidays.


Telephone: 718-488-1064
Email: leonardi@liu.edu

Mailing Address:
Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and AI
LIU Pharmacy
75 DeKalb Avenue, Room HSC 611
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Questions can be submitted to the IDIC by phone or via email. When submitting a question via email, be sure to include your name, title (when applicable), and background information about the question; this information will enable us to address your request in the most appropriate manner.


The Leonardi Institute for Health Analytics and AI and LIU Pharmacy assume no responsibility or liability for the misinterpretation of the information provided. Furthermore, due to the vastness and ever-changing nature of health-related information, we make no guarantee concerning the currency, reliability, completeness, and accuracy of the information provided by our service. The information provided by the Institute is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions and should not be used as a replacement for appropriate medical care and/or supervision.


LIU Pharmacy
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