What’s new with Pop?

POP’s new home

Opened Fall 2023

Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

In the fall of 2023, the department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy moved into the new Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology. The new state-of-the-art building will unite UF data scientists from pharmacy, medicine, engineering and bioinformatics to create multidisciplinary solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Malachowsky Hall

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

Includes 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

POP Research

AI in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research

Our goals in this focus area include employing and tailoring novel AI methodology on automated healthcare data to answer important questions about clinical outcomes of drug effects, other healthcare interventions, and the policies governing medication use.

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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.

Department Events

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Students Poster Presentation

The Next Generation of Leaders

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.