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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 Health researchers develop CMS quality measure…

The UF measure tracks 30-day hospital readmission rates for psychiatric patients following discharge.

CMS Study

UF study finds excess use of loop diuretics…

The study published in JAMA Network Open found a substantial number of patients are being prescribed a loop diuretic for leg swelling induced by…

Diuretic drug

Dr. Almut Winterstein presents at FDA-wide seminar

At the meeting, she was presented an “Outstanding Service Award,” for her exceptional leadership in the field of drug safety.

Winterstein FDA

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: Brianna Costales and Ziyan Chen…

Please join us this Thursday, 1/23/2020 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2020, held from 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Communicore Building, C1-04…

Brianna and Ziyan Seminar Announcement

POP Seminar: Xinyi Jiang, Thurs, 01/09/2020 at 1pm

Please join us this Thursday, 01/09/2020 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2020, held from 1:00pm- 2:30pm in the Medical Sciences Building, Room…

Xinyi Jiang Seminar Announcement

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

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

The Next Generation

30 Ph.D. Students

And over 150 M.S. Students

Leading Researchers in Healthcare

11 Faculty Members

With active research programs

A Global Community

37 Countries

Represented by students Participating in our graduate programs

Gain the KNowledge

30 Manuscripts

First-authored by graduate students

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