Research 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:

  • 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
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
  • AdvancedPCS/Caremark
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Allergan
  • Amgen
  • Astra
  • AstraZeneca
  • Banner Health
  • Biogen Idec
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Colorado Medicaid
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Forest Labs
  • Humana
  • Informed Decisions
  • Immunex
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kos Pharmaceuticals
  • National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)
  • MedImmune
  • Member Health
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • PhRMA Foundation
  • RAND Corporation
  • Roche
  • Sepracor
  • SinfoniaRx
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
  • UArizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • UArizona VAlley Fever Center for Excellence
  • Veloxis


For more information

Lynne Mascarella, MEd
Coordinator, Training and Operations
Center for Health Outcomes & PharmacoEconomic Research (HOPE Center)