About the organization
Mission : The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) is to improve health among diverse populations through health services and other drug-related research, education, service and community outreach.
Vision : It provides graduates with the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills needed to address a wide range of pharmacy related problems.
The widespread use of medications in society has created a demand for individuals skilled in the evaluation of pharmaceutical services and interventions. The dynamic health care environment has created a number of critical factors that are constantly shaping and reshaping the health policies of the United States and countries around the world. Pharmaceutical services are a vital part of health care, and factors affecting health care inevitably impact on pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmacy practitioners. Some of the factors that are of academic and research interest include:
the role of the federal and state governments in health care policy
provision of pharmaceutical services
role of health practitioners
diffusion of new technologies into the medical care setting