Directors: Sebastian Schneeweiss, Jerry Avorn, Aaron Kesselheim, Niteesh Choudhry, Michael Fischer
Prescription drugs are the most commonly used and effective interventions in all of medicine, but their use can also raise important questions about adverse effects and affordability. This course will integrate clinical, epidemiological, and policy perspectives exposing students to cutting-edge developments on how evidence on medications is generated and used in health care. It will present...
This course is intended primarily for graduate students considering a career in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, pharmaceutical benefits management, or in national regulatory bodies. Students will learn to design, implement and interpret pharmacoepidemiologic studies using longitudinal healthcare databases. (Dr. Schneeweiss, Dr. Gagne)
The target audience consists of researchers working in academia, medical product industry, health plans, government institutions, regulatory agencies, who have access to large longitudinal healthcare databases. They may use healthcare databases to evaluate the effectiveness of medical interventions and care patterns, to understand the comparative effectiveness and safety of medical products, to test the impact of coverage changes, or to monitor the outcome of risk-sharing arrangements. (Dr. Schneeweiss, Dr. Fischer, Dr. Hernandez-Diaz)