Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Rajender Aparasu, Ph.D., M.Pharm., FAPhA, Chair and Professor
The Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy consists of five tenured or tenure track faculty members and one part-time faculty member. In addition to providing administrative educational component in the professional program, this cluster is responsible for the delivery of education in the Pharmacy Administration graduate program.
The division houses the Institute for Community Health, an interdisciplinary research structure of federally funded investigators that address the Institute of Medicine's focus on community health initiatives through the collaboration of scientists and health professionals, agencies and institutions of higher learning in the Texas Medical Center.
Faculty members in the division teach and conduct research in the areas of:
Medication use and effectiveness;
Population-based pharmaceutical care;
Quality assessment of medication use by patients with chronic conditions;
Health services research among populations with mental disorders;
Health services and policy research;
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention research; and
Cancer disparities and AIDS malignancy.