Similar to the scope of its educational specialty areas, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (POP) faculty and students work in various complementary areas of research including Pharmacoepidemiology and Safety Sciences, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. Research studies oftentimes involve expertise of several of these areas and cross-cutting methodological approaches.
The department has excellent research facilities. Quantitative research facilities include computer labs for students, a department-owned secure research server that houses several population-based datasets and a variety of software packages. Qualitative research infrastructure includes conference facilities with state-of-the art equipment for focus groups or patient interviews.
POP is housed within UF Health, the university’s academic health center featuring six health colleges, six large research institutes and centers including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Health Science Center Library, and five hospitals on the Gainesville, Florida campus.
Faculty members have been highly successful in attracting extramural research support and are engaged in a variety of ongoing studies, allowing early research experiences of junior graduate students within independent studies experiences.