Graduate Program in Health Outcomes and Policy Research
The primary mission of the Health Outcomes and Policy Research (HOPR) Program at the University of Tennessee is to provide strong academic training in applied pharmaceutical and health services research. There are three different focus areas in pharmacoeconomics, health policy, and health systems pharmacy management. Two unique features of our program is its emphasis on Medication Therapy Management and health disparities research. To assist students as they pursue their graduate degree, we have a diverse faculty dedicated to the threefold mission of the University: teaching, research, and public service.
With the rapid creation of new pharmaceuticals, changes in drug reimbursement policies, changes in technology, and emphasis on enhancing the quality of medication use, skilled professionals are required to evaluate health and health care outcomes and their costs. Sorely needed are professions who can design cost effective health care financing options, as well as articulate new strategies for redefining the roles of pharmacists in an evolving health care market. As the Institute of Medicine has recommended, racial and ethnic disparities in the provision of patient health care should be resolved. Health policy researchers will play a key role in creating solutions for these disparities. The HOPR program prepares professionals to make contributions in these areas.
As a graduate of our program, you will have the knowledge and ability to enter many different career paths, including academia, pharmaceutical industry, government service, professional organizations and managed care organizations. If this unique opportunity is of interest to you, please let me know how we many be able to help you make your decision about graduate studies at the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy. Faculty and graduate students also welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and provide insights about our program. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss our diverse and dynamic program.
Lawrence Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies in Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Director Lawrence Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
and Policy Research
847 Monroe Ave., Suite 205N
Memphis, TN 38163