The Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (POP) track of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is seeking applications from highly-motivated Pharm.D. graduates interested in pursuing a PhD in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. The program is designed for Pharm.D. graduates interested in research careers to design and implement studies, as well as develop theory and data-driven tools to understand the factors driving medication use and effects. Students can pursue research in the following areas:
- assess the impact that medications and other substance use has on health outcomes at the population-level emphasizing vulnerable populations, health disparities, and health equity
- evaluate the intersection of legal and illegal drug markets on population health using data sources ranging from insurance claims to surveillance systems
- apply findings to real-world settings that promote appropriate medication use for patients and professionals
- rigorously quantify the impact of global, national, and state pharmaceutical law, policies and regulation on patients and medical professionals
During the program, students will engage in applied research projects and complete courses leading to the Ph.D. degree. The program is interdisciplinary consisting of core requirements in (pharmaco)epidemiology, economics, policy analysis, informatics and statistical methods.
Graduates of our program are highly-valued by the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies and academia. Admission to the program is awarded on a competitive basis and includes an annual stipend of up to $40K and a benefits package consisting of tuition and graduate student health insurance.
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is one of the top 6 pharmacy schools in the nation and continues to be a leader in pharmacy education, clinical care and pharmaceutical research. For more than a century, the College has attracted the best and brightest students from the Commonwealth, the United States and the world to train as pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and leaders in academia, health care, and industry. Our success can best be measured by the achievements and accomplishments of graduates from our doctor of pharmacy, graduate and residency programs who now serve as company presidents, industry executives, community leaders, valued health care professionals, professors and deans.