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.


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

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

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research
Posted Date: April 24, 2017
This postdoctoral 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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Qualitative Evaluation
Posted Date: December 19, 2017
This postdoctoral fellowship will allow the selected fellow an opportunity to engage in qualitative analysis and PCOR with activities funded by AHRQ, NIH, PCORI, other federal and state of Maryland government agencies, foundations, and private corporations. Training includes, but is not limited to, mentored research, grant writing, and teaching experiences. It may also include coursework in PCOR.

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.

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