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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?

Meta-analysis led by UF researchers compares…

The study was published in JAMA Open Network and its findings may be valuable for clinical decision-making regarding treatment regimen selection for…


Dr. Juan Hincapie-Castillo receives AACP New…

Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy…

Juan Hincapie Castillo, Faculty

New Florida law leads to decline in opioid use…

UF researchers found the number of new opioid users per month dropped 16 percent immediately after Florida House Bill 21 was implemented.

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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: Golnoosh Alipour Harris, Pharm.D…

Please join us Thursday, 04/02/2020 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2020, held from 1:00pm-2:30 pm via Zoom only…

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POP Seminar: Raj Desai & Phuong Pham on…

Please join us Thursday, 04/23/2020 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2020, held from 1:00pm-2:30 pm via Zoom only…

POP Seminar: Ikenna Unigwe & Shailina…

Please join us Thursday, 04/09/2020 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2020, held from 1:00pm-2:30 pm via Zoom only…

Keep up with us!

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.

Research with POP

2019 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