OUR MISSION: Improve health among diverse populations through health services and other drug-related research, education, service and community outreach.

PHSR Alumni Voices

Watch this two-minute video to learn more about the PHSR Graduate Program and hear several alumni reflect on their experiences and how their time in the program helped prepare them for competitive careers in academia, government, and the pharmaceutical industry.


Faculty Research Interests
Explore the fields of research PHSR faculty are currently investigating.

Open Faculty Positions
View employment opportunities that the department is currently recruiting for.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research
This fellowship will provide multidisciplinary, advanced training to researchers and clinicians, and prepare fellows for positions in the pharmaceutical or insurance industries, consulting, academia, and government.

Graduate Programs:

PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR)
Information about the PhD in PHSR program, including research areas, curricular requirements, and how to apply.

MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR)
Information about the MS in PHSR program, including curricular requirements, frequently asked questions, and how to apply.

Research Resources:

Pharmaceutical Research Computing
PRC is a research center consisted of health care and information technology professionals dedicated to providing support to the research community.

The Comparative Effectiveness/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Work Group promotes interprofessional collaboration and broader understanding of the nature, scope, methods, and implications of two related areas of research: comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

UMB Optum Labs Partnership
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has been named a partner in the Optum Labs research collaborative. Researchers across the University are invited to access Optum Labs' rich data resources to pursue innovative projects focusing on improving patient value in the delivery of health care. The process for gaining access these data resources is described on this webpage.


Center on Drugs and Public Policy
The CDPP specializes in providing credible, unbiased, and pragmatic solutions for government agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, professional organizations and private businesses on public health issues and practices involving medication use and regulatory matters.

Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation
Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) is a Center of Excellence in Patient-Driven Value Assessment dedicated to promoting value-based decision-making through a diverse multistakeholder collaboration and engaging patients from an extensive network of partners to build technical expertise in patient-centered outcomes research, education, and dissemination.