Aisling Caffrey, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Health Outcomes


Aisling Caffrey, PhD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Health Outcomes at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Director of Infectious Diseases Outcomes Research at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she also Chairs the Institutional Review Board. For over a decade, Dr. Caffrey has been engaged in interdisciplinary infectious disease health outcomes research. Her expertise is in comparative effectiveness and safety research, where she studies the beneficial and unintended effects of medications. Much of her work has focused on drug-resistant bacterial infections and vaccine-preventable diseases. Her teaching and mentoring activities span across a range of programs, which include Doctoral and Master’s students from the URI College of Pharmacy, various other Colleges at URI, and the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Caffrey has also been a research mentor to URI Doctor of Pharmacy students, URI Bachelor of Science students in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Studies, as well as PVAMC Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine, and Doctor of Philosophy post-doctoral fellows. Those she has mentored are now employed in academia, government, and industry, including leading institutions such as Harvard Medical School, University of Utah, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.