The MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) program introduces students to five research areas within the field of health services research.

Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmacoeconomics examines the trade-offs in health outcomes and costs associated with the use of therapies, devices, and adherence programs.

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Pharmacoepidemiology

Pharmacoepidemiology analyzes the prevalence and use of pharmaceuticals in large populations as well as the health outcomes associated with medication utilization.

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Health Behavior

Health behavior research examines the socio-behavioral factors that affect the use of medicines, as well as the health care decision making process.

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Pharmaceutical Policy

Pharmaceutical policy looks at local, state, and national policies governing the development, provision, and use of medications within a health care system.

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Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes

Research that compares different health care and treatment approaches to help patients and providers make more informed decisions.

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