“As a track leader of POP’s core specialty area in pharmacoepidemiology, I am excited to have the opportunity to organize the curriculum for this academic track within the POP graduate program. Our goal is to help students build a solid understanding of pharmaco-epidemiologic principles and methods, as well as develop strong reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills for research in this field.
In this specialty area, graduate courses are offered at all levels, from the beginning (PHA 6891), intermediate (PHA 6268), and advanced levels. These specialty courses offered by our department are complemented by foundational courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and bioinformatics. Together they provide students with knowledge and skills to conceive, design, and conduct studies that can make causal inferences on drug safety and effectiveness. Our curriculum strongly emphasizes the methodology and application of observational research methods in phase IV studies and other related applications of translational clinical sciences. In addition to didactic courses, students have training opportunities to gain hands-on experience by working with our faculty who are specialized in their fields of study, with emphasis on pediatric, geriatric, and psychiatric pharmacoepidemiology.”
– Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor for Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy