The Destination for Pharmacy Education

Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy


Adoption of Innovation and Organizational Change in Pharmacy

Organizational theories are used to guide an examination of organizational and environmental factors that influence the sustainability, adoption, and abandonment of innovative patient care services.
Salisa C. Westrick, Ph.D.

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research is designed to inform health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness, benefits and harms of different treatment options.  Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and observational studies are used to help guide comparisons of treatments, procedures or health-care services.
Richard Hansen, Ph.D. and Jingjing Qian, Ph.D.

Healthcare Informatics

Information is the common denominator underlying all healthcare disciplines and specialties. With over 6000 articles being published in the biomedical literature every week, the use of information at the point of care is mission critical in healthcare. Evidence-based, high quality information, delivered to the right person, at the right time, in the right format will make every practitioner more efficient and effective.
Brent Fox, Ph.D., PharmD

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) training as an intervention for health behavior change and provider behavior change.
Jan Kavookjian, MBA, Ph.D.


The goal of pharmacoepidemiology research is to understand and improve population-based health outcomes such as clinical adverse events, drug-drug interaction, medication adherence and utilization affected by pharmaceutical products and policy.
Richard Hansen, Ph.D. and Jingjing Qian, Ph.D.

Socio-Behavioral Pharmacy

The application of social and behavioral science and economic theory to understand and assess the impact of physician, pharmacist and patient behaviors on diet, treatment adherence and outcomes.
Jan Kavookjian, MBA, Ph.D., Salisa C. Westrick, Ph.D. and Kimberly B. Garza, PharmD, MBA, Ph.D.

Last Updated: April 17, 2020