College of Pharmacy


Pharmacotherapy

PhD in Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research & Health Policy

Program Purpose

The doctoral program prepares scholars capable of analyzing clinical and economic outcomes from pharmacotherapy. Students graduate with core competencies in health economics, epidemiology, research design, and statistics. Application of these disciplines to health policy decision-making is the primary program focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide students with training and education in pharmacotherapy outcomes evaluation including evaluation and assessment of and pharmacotherapy-related technologies and services.
  • Expose and train students to the tools necessary for conducting pharmacotherapy outcomes research including data management and analysis, economic modeling, and study design.
  • Ensure that students have core competencies in health economics, epidemiology, research design, and statistics and understand how to effectively apply these techniques in pharmacotherapy outcomes research.
  • Create leaders in pharmacotherapy research who understand how such research can be effectively used to make evidence-based, healthcare resource utilization decisions.