Educational Track: Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes

Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes Track


To provide students with an advanced knowledge base and extensive research skills to investigate and critically analyze the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products and services within healthcare systems.

Academic Environment 

The Coit College of Pharmacy's Center for Health Outcomes & PharmacoEconomic Research (HOPE) was created to assist medical care researchers, providers, payers, regulators and manufacturers in documenting the relative value of pharmaceutical products and services.

Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes Students

The center conducts research and trains graduate students in areas such as:

  • Cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement research
  • Health disparities analysis
  • Drug-drug interaction analysis
  • Health technology assessment
  • Meta-analysis
  • Quality-of-life assessment
  • Disease management
  • Drug use evaluation

The University of Arizona has strong supporting programs in management and policy, epidemiology, economics and educational psychology. The University of Arizona Health Sciences includes colleges of medicine, public health and nursing and the resources of a major teaching hospital complex.


Note: All applicants to the PhD program must have completed a Masters Thesis at the time of application.


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Ivo Abraham, PhD, RN
Professor of Practice, Pharmacy Practice and Science

Email Ivo Abraham
Phone: 520-626-4425

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David Rhys Axon, PhD, MPharm, MS, MRPharmS
Assistant Research Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Co-Director, Pharmacy Outcomes Research Group
Investigator, Center for Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics


Email David Rhys Axon
Phone: 520-621-5961