What is Applied Pharmacoeconomics?

Pharmacoeconomics is an aid to better healthcare management. It is a fast-growing and globally important scientific discipline that utilizes economic methods to evaluate and compare the value of one drug or intervention to another. This applied pharmacoeconomics graduate program is one of the few accredited online graduate programs in the United States where you will get a comprehensive, applied and real-world education in this unique and in-demand area of study.

Where should I spend healthcare dollars to get the most value?

Pharmacoeconomics answers this question by providing insights that guide optimal resource allocation. Pharmacoeconomic data are used by clinicians, health systems, health insurers and payers, policy-makers, health technology assessment agencies and even patients. This exciting area of study identifies quality patient care by balancing economic, humanistic and clinical outcomes, taking the emphasis away from “what’s the cheapest?”

Applied Pharmacoeconomics addresses topics like:

  • Economic Valuation Methods
  • Health Policy & Technology Assessment
  • Outcomes Measurement
  • Data Analytic Techniques & Presentation of Results
  • Drug Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Health & Prescription Drug Benefit Design
  • Micro- & Macroeconomics

Meet the track director

Dr. Karam Diaby

The Applied Pharmacoeconomics specialty track is lead by Karam Diaby, Ph.D. with global experience in Economic Evaluation, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and priority setting using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). He is also interested in decision analytic modeling.

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Master’s Curriculum

Topics include Pharmacoeocnomic Modeling, Pharmaceutical Microecnomics, and Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management

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Certificate Curriculum

Topics include Commercial Applications of Pharmacoeconomic Principles, Pharmacoeconomic Modeling and Quantitative Methods in Evidence-Based Pharmacy.

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