Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been appointed as a Center for Public Health Law Research Fellow for a two-year term.
The Center for Public Health Law Research, or CPHLR, at Temple University supports the widespread adoption of scientific tools and methods for mapping and evaluating the impact of law on health. The center works by developing and teaching public health law research and legal epidemiology methods, including legal mapping and policy surveillance; researching laws and policies that improve health, increase access to care, and create or remove barriers to health (e.g., laws or policies that create or remove inequity); and communicating and disseminating evidence to facilitate innovation.
Hincapie-Castillo will collaborate with faculty and staff in CPHLR on collaborative projects and grants in the area of legal epidemiology. Hincapie-Castillo is an affiliate faculty in the UF Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety, or CoDES, and the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, or PRICE. His research interests include the study of drug utilization and safety in pain management, the evaluation of the effects of state and federal laws on patient outcomes (legal epidemiology), and the assessment of patient safety and quality for inpatient pain management.