Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research

The POPR track will train students to investigate the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products, pharmacy services, and pharmaceutical policies across health care systems. The core mission of POPR is the advancement of knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of medicines, and pharmacy’s role in improving population health. POPR students most often focus on patient-centered outcomes such as access, safety, quality of care, costs, and patient-reported health. Graduates will be trained to work in a broad range of settings, including: academia; pharmaceutical industry; government organizations such as FDA, AHRQ, NIH; contract research organizations; and health care systems.

  • You will learn epidemiological study designs, data management, data analysis, and data interpretation.
  • You will develop strong quantitative methodological skills in pharmaceutical outcomes and health services research.
  • You will apply social/behavioral theory to the study of patient, provider, and organizational behaviors as it relates to pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practice.
  • You will learn how pharmaceutical outcomes research is used to inform clinical practice and guide health policy decisions.

Primary contact:
Sandy Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP
Professor
303 Baum, 4B-4
Phone: 412-624-5150
Email: kane-gill@pitt.edu