Anna Dellarole

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Office: 2510
Phone: 305-760-7472
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Anna Dellarole completed her degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” in Italy. She then continued her education and obtained her Ph.D. in Neuropsycopharmacology at the same University. Following, she completed her Post-Doc at the University of Miami, FL, Miller School of Medicine, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

As a PhD student she worked on investigating the physio-pathological role of adult neurogenesis in neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases, such as depression, Alzheimer’s disease and neuropathic pain. During her Post-Doc she studied the molecular mechanisms associated with the development of comorbid depression in neuropathic pain.

Through her educational foundation in pharmacology and her experience as a basic research scientist, she has developed a growing interest in the clinical aspects of disease states and pharmacological treatments. Ultimately, this led her to earn her pharmacist license in the USA and to develop clinical skills through the practice of Medication Therapy Management (MTM), and as a Clinical Pharmacist in Investigational Drug Services (Phase 1-3 oncology studies).

Research Interest

Her current research interests are in mitigating drug interactions and reducing polypharmacy to ensure the safe and effective delivery of pharmacotherapies. Other areas of interests include improving medication adherence and patients’ outcomes in ethnically different and underserved populations.



  • Barbarite E., Hussain S., Dellarole A., Elhammady M.S., Peterson E. The Management of Intracranial Aneurysms During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. Turk Neurosurg. 2016; 26(4): 465-74.
  • Bernardes D., Brambilla R., Bracchi-Ricard V., Karmally S., Dellarole A., Carvalho-Tavares J., Bethea JR. Prior regular exercise improves clinical outcome and reduces demyelination and axonal injury in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Neurochem, 2016 Jan; 136 Suppl 1:63-73.
  • Hussain S., Barbarite E., Chaudhry N.S., Gupta K., Dellarole A., Peterson E.C., Elhammady M.S. Search for Biomarkers of Intracranial Aneurysms: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg, 2015 Nov; 84 (5): 1473-83.
  • Shah S.S., Dellarole A., Peterson E.C., Bregy A., Komotar R., Harvey P.D., Elhammady M.S. Long-term psychiatric outcomes in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Childs Nerv Syst, 2015 May; 31(5):653-63.
  • Dellarole A., Morton P., Brambilla R., Walters W., Summer S., Bernardes D., Grilli MG., Bethea J.R. Neuropathic pain induced depressive-like behavior and hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity are dependent on TNFR1 signaling. Brain Behav Imm, 2014 Oct; 41:65-81.


Chapters in books

  • Dellarole A., Grilli M. Fattori di variabilità nella risposta ai farmaci (Factors affecting drug response). In: Farmacologia Generale ed Applicata (General and Applied Pharmacology). Editors: M. Memo, F. De Ponti, M. Eandi. Monduzzi Press. Cap VII, 129-160, 2008.