Ben Urick, PharmD, PhD, is a research assistant professor at the Center for Medication Optimization in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. His academic interests lie at the intersection of pharmacy practice, healthcare and health policy.
Urick’s primary research focuses on the role of community pharmacists in the evolving healthcare system and the use of secondary data to measure healthcare quality and spending. His current research includes evaluation of pharmacy services interventions, scientific reliability of provider-level quality measures, and factors which influence medication-related healthcare quality.
Urick is also the advisor of the UNC student chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy, and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.