Michelle A. Rudek, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

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  • Director, Analytical Pharmacology Shared Resource, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor of Oncology

Research Interests

Clinical pharmacology of anticancer agents; early phase drug development; drug tolerability in cancer patients with HIV/AIDS; drug tolerability in cancer patients with organ dysfunction; blood-brain barrier penetration of drugs. ...read more


Michelle Rudek, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Analytical Pharmacology Core for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. 

Dr. Rudek studies the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic properties of anticancer agents, and her research is focused on oncology (preclinical studies and Phase I clinical trials/early phase drug development) and special populations within oncology (AIDS malignancy, and organ dysfunction). 

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  • Director, Analytical Pharmacology Shared Resource, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Co-Director, Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Core, Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center
  • Co-Leader, In Vivo Pharmacokinetics and Bioanalysis Unit, Drug Discovery Development Core, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Leader, Pharmacokinetics Network Resource Laboratory, AIDS Malignancy Consortium
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine

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Centers & Institutes



  • B.S.; University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) (1995)
  • Ph.D.; Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia) (2001)
  • Pharm.D.; Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia) (2001)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Rudek is investigating the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic behavior of anticancer agents and identifying determinants that impact the PK/PD variability of these agents with the hopes of individualizing therapy.

Clinical Trials

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