HOPE Center Research


Group of people looking at a graph on a flipchartResearch at the HOPE Center takes advantage of the University of Arizona's strong supporting programs in management and policy, epidemiology, economics and educational psychology.

HOPE Center faculty have published hundreds of scholarly manuscripts, served as leaders in organizations such as the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), consulted with government agencies across the globe and served as experts on industry advisory committees.

Moreover, HOPE Center researchers have a proven track record in funded research and securing grants and contracts from federal, public, foundation and private sector sources.

Faculty research expertise focuses on:

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  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Administrative claims database analysis
  • Decision analytic modeling
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Meta-analysis
  • Pharmaceutical policy analysis
  • Quality-of-life assessment
  • Clinical trial evaluation
  • Value frameworks
  • Real world evidence
  • Machine learning techniques
Partnerships created for research

Since its inception in 1986, the HOPE Center has partnered with pharmaceutical companies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations to conduct research. A list of some of the organizations with which we have partnered appears below.

Abbott Informed Decisions
AdvancedPCS/Caremark Immunex
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) GlaxoSmithKline
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Kaiser Permanente
Allergan Kos Pharmaceuticals
Amgen MedImmune
Astra Member Health
AstraZeneca Merck
Banner Health Novartis
Biogen Idec Pfizer
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Pharma Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) RAND Corporation
Colorado Medicaid Roche
Endo Pharmaceuticals Sepracor
Florida Medicaid Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Forest Labs TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.


Originally posted: July 1, 2014
Last updated: March 22, 2017
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