Graduate Program in Health Outcomes and Policy Research
The primary mission of the Health Outcomes and Policy Research (HOPR) Program at the University of Tennessee is to provide strong academic training in applied pharmaceutical and health services research. There are three different focus areas in pharmacoeconomics, health policy, and health systems pharmacy management. Two unique features of our program is its emphasis on Medication Therapy Management and health disparities research. To assist students as they pursue their graduate degree, we have a diverse faculty dedicated to the threefold mission of the University: teaching, research, and public service.
With the rapid creation of new pharmaceuticals, changes in drug reimbursement policies, changes in technology, and emphasis on enhancing the quality of medication use, skilled professionals are required to evaluate health and health care outcomes and their costs. Sorely needed are professions who can design cost effective health care financing options, as well as articulate new strategies for redefining the roles of pharmacists in an evolving health care market. As the Institute of Medicine has recommended, racial and ethnic disparities in the provision of patient health care should be resolved. Health policy researchers will play a key role in creating solutions for these disparities. The HOPR program prepares professionals to make contributions in these areas.
Health Science Administration
UTHSC College of Pharmacy
881 Madison Ave., Room 440
Memphis, TN 38163