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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?

Dr. Josh Brown answers BuzzFeed’s generic drug…

Is the off-brand Tylenol really the same? Will every name brand drug eventually have a generic version? What should you keep in mind when considering…

Josh Brown BuzzFeed

Graduate student Dr. Ikenna Unigwe receives…

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program addresses the underrepresentation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in…

Dr. Ikenna Unigwe headshot

UF study finds some combinations of opioids and…

The findings are published in July’s issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, the flagship journal of the American Society of Clinical…

Two bottles of prescription pills.

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.

Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety Slider

Department Events

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, see below).   We will be…

Raj andPham

POP Seminar: Ikenna Unigwe, B.S., Pharm.D…

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 (see below). We will be…

Ikenna and shailina

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…

harris and zang

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