Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) is to improve health among diverse populations through health services and other drug-related research, education, service and community outreach.

SOP Hosts Orientation to Welcome Incoming Students

Department News: SOP Hosts Orientation to Welcome Incoming Students

Week of fun, informative activities helps set expectations for new students.


Faculty Research Interests
View a list of what fields of research PHSR faculty are currently investigating.

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

Graduate Program:

Prospective Students
Including requirements and application procedures.

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.

UMB Comparative Effectiveness Work Group
The Comparative Effectiveness 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).


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.

Center for Drug Safety
This Center guides and inspires research and scholarship in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, in order to improve public health.

The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
The Center serves as the focal point for research, education, and service in geriatric pharmacotherapy at the University of Maryland.