The core mission of the Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group is to optimize medication use to improve patient health and efficiency of the healthcare system.

Research areas include:

  • Designing optimal pharmaceutical policy to cover essential medications

  • Understanding and reducing disparities in medication use, especially among understudied populations including the disabled and aged

  • Providing evidence of geographic variation in prescribing and medical treatment patterns

  • Designing rigorous comparative effectiveness studies

  • Promoting the use of high-value care and designing value-based insurance benefits

  • Comparing international pharmaceutical and health policies to improve healthcare system efficiency