Linnea A Polgreen

Linnea A Polgreen

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Health Services Research


340 College of Pharmacy Building (CPB)
180 S Grand Ave
Iowa City, IA 52242


(319) 384-3024


Linnea received her PhD in economics from the University of Iowa in 2004. From 2004 - 2007, Linnea was a visiting assistant professor in the College of Business. She joined the College of Pharmacy in 2007, where she is currently an assistant professor.

Research Narrative

Linnea Polgreen is an Assistant Professor at The University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy. Originally trained as a labor economist, her current research and teaching focuses on health-related topics. Linnea is particularly interested in using econometric approaches and observational data to help understand the effectiveness of therapies on clinical outcomes. Her 2015 K25 award from the NHLBI focuses on developing better methods for estimating treatment effectiveness for blood pressure control. Linnea is an active participant in both the Computational Epidemiology Group and the Statistical Epidemiology group at the University of Iowa and has worked on several collaborative projects designed to understand the risk factors and outcomes for a broad range of diseases including infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Other research interests include using mobile technology to help understand how people make health-related choices and to measure health outcomes. These projects involve the collection of granular primary data. Besides didactic teaching, Linnea’s teaching efforts particularly focus on mentoring both graduate students and healthcare professionals interested in clinical research.