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

Explore the links below to learn more about each area and how it could be relevant to your work.


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

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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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