The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital includes faculty and staff with backgrounds in internal medicine and its subspecialties, as well as epidemiology, health services research and policy, geriatrics, biostatistics, decision science, and public health. Major areas of research include: the scientific, policy, and social factors that influence physicians’ drug choices; medication compliance by patients; the identification and prevention of adverse drug effects; programs to improve the appropriateness of prescribing and drug taking; and pharmaceutical cost-effectiveness analysis. The Division also serves as a resource to the Brigham on appropriate medication use, and helps train its interns and residents in making optimal prescribing decisions.
Faculty Web Pages
- Jerry Avorn Participates in Expert Panel on NPR
- Niteesh Choudhry on Sociodemographic Determinants of Medication Adherance
- Aaron Kesselheim’s research is featured on Boston.com
- Jerry Avorn discusses medication side effects with The Boston Globe
- Jerry Avorn discusses the increase in prescription medications use
- Call for Abstracts for AHRQ Journal Supplement
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