The study of medication's use & effects in large populations. 

Learn more about the research being done in the field of Pharmacoepidemiology


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Study in a dynamic environment with interaction between method and the clinical side. 

Meet Dr. Robert Platt...

The inaugural holder of the Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology

Although medications undergo a rigorous regulatory approval process, clinical trials are limited in their ability to assess the use, effectiveness, and safety of medications in a real world setting. Pharmacoepidemiology addresses this knowledge gap through studies of drug utilization, comparative effectiveness, and adverse drug reactions in everyday clinical practice, often through the application of sophisticated epidemiologic and statistical approaches to large, population-based databases.

In doing so, it provides knowledge users such as regulatory agencies, guideline writing committees, healthcare providers, and patients with information required for informed decision-making regarding the potential benefits, risks, and uncertainties.

 Faculty working in this field


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