Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes

Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes (also known as Social and Administrative Sciences) is a discipline that seeks answers to drug-related problems using tools from the managerial, economic, and social sciences.. The discipline seeks to influence the profession and the broader health care system in the areas of public policy, professional practice, and profession leadership.

The purpose of Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes is to explore and influence problems associated with the use, distribution, financing, and effectiveness of drugs and services. Areas of interest include:

I. How and why drugs are prescribed and used;

II. How to establish, implement, and evaluate drug related health policies;

III. How to describe and evaluate medication use in populations;

IV. How to assess the value (e.g., cost effectiveness) of drugs and services;

V. How to improve the quality and control the costs of drug therapy; and

VI. How to enhance the effectiveness of pharmacists and other people involved in the drug use process.

Division members coordinate courses across the professional curriculum in such areas as marketing, health systems administration, management, pharmacoeconomics, and managed care. In addition, Division members teach courses in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacy benefit management, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacy marketing in the graduate program in Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes.

Division faculty members come from a broad array of disciplines including gerontology, public health, marketing, epidemiology, and economics. Specific details about Division Member interests and research can be found below at individual faculty members’ personal web pages and on the Research in Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes webpage.