The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics (PSE) at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy:
- Promotes an interdisciplinary approach to studying behavior and choice in health care with an economics and social-psychological theoretical basis
- Undertakes research that will provide the new knowledge essential to the understanding and provision of health and pharmaceutical care
Why a degree in PSE?
The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy provides an innovative approach to studying the challenges facing the healthcare system and provides evidence to support policy-based solutions. Many of the challenges faced in healthcare result from the choices and behaviors of individual patients and providers. The factors affecting individual decisions are rarely known and the outcomes from these decisions are unclear. The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics:
- Melds ideas across several distinct scientific paradigms (sociology, economics, psychology, business, anthropology) to better understand the factors leading to decisions in healthcare and the consequences of these decisions.
- Is a small nurturing graduate program, in which faculty members work together across scientific disciplines to help individual students develop their ideas and pursue their goals to achieve their optimal potential.
- Informed by theories from economics and social-psychology, you will gain a broad knowledge of health and pharmaceutical care. You will learn intellectual and practical skills to investigate research questions dealing with current issues in these areas. PSE research benefits practitioners and policy makers in improving decisions related to healthcare systems, processes, and treatments.
- PSE graduates become professors and research scientists, and also have careers in the health care and pharmaceutical industries as researchers and consultants.