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Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy at the University of Florida. POP focuses on research and graduate training centered on the evaluation of drugs and related medical technology.

What’s new with Pop?

UF study finds FDA strategy cuts fetal exposure…

University of Florida researchers determined an FDA-approved program deters pregnant women from starting a potentially harmful immunosuppressive…

REMS Study, red and white pills

UF study examines trends in prescription opioid…

Dr. Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei and co-authors were published in the PLOS Medicine Special Issue in November.

Opioid Study

Dr. Scott M. Vouri selected to the JAGS Junior…

Vouri was one of 18 junior faculty members selected to serve the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Scott Vouri UF Faculty

Areas of Research

POP Research

Pharmacoepidemiology and Safety Sciences

Applies epidemiologic reasoning, methods, and knowledge to studies that examine the safety, effectiveness, and quality of drugs in human populations as well as healthcare systems that impact medication use.


POP Research

Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Include studies which describe the cost, utilization and economic efficiency of pharmaceutical products and related services in the delivery of health care and the development and application of health care policy.


POP Research

Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

The concentration established the competence to evaluate the quality of medication use and medication use systems, to develop target interventions for identified quality deficits, and to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of such interventions.

Pharmaceutical Health Services


Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety

The UF Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety unites researchers interested in using big data to evaluate drugs and the safety of medications through drug safety initiatives in real-world populations.

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Department Events

POP Seminar: Faculty Candidate, Jinghuan “Serena…

Please join us on Wednesday, 12/12/19 for our POP Research Seminar, held from 9:30am-11:00am in the Communicore Building, Room C1-07. We will be…

Jingchuan Guo Seminar Announcement

CoDES/POP Seminar: Guest Seminar Speaker, Judy…

Please join us on Thursday, 12/05/19 for our POP Research Seminar, held from 9:30am-11:00am in the Communicore Building, Room C1-07.  We will…

Judy A Staffa Seminar Announcement

CoDES/POP Seminar: Guest Speaker, Dr. Steven…

The College of Pharmacy, Center of Drug Evaluation & Safety, in partnership with the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine, would…

Kimmel Seminar Announcement

Meet Current POP Students

Meet our students

Graduate Studies in POP

Graduate students describe how their research in the department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy is helping to make medications safer and more effective.

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Annual Report

Department of POP | 2019

Annual Report

See where we’re headed and what you can accomplish with us in the years to come.

2019 Annual Report