Dr. Urmie is an Associate Professor in the Health Services Research Division at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and worked as a community pharmacist prior to returning to the University of Wisconsin for graduate school, where she received an M.S. in pharmacy administration and a Ph.D. in social and administrative sciences in pharmacy. Her teaching interests include insurance and reimbursement in pharmacy, health insurance, the U.S. health care system, health policy, and pharmacy management. Her main areas of research are prescription drug insurance and consumer preferences related to health care use.
Dr. Urmie's main area of research is health insurance, particularly prescription drug insurance. Specific areas of interest include: health plan choice, effects of insurance benefit design, and the effects of health insurance on health care providers. Dr. Urmie's second area of interest is consumer attitudes and preferences related to the use of medical care.