Professor doing research on computer
Faculty in the PhD Program in Health Services Research (HSR) have received major research grants from pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, Merck, and Abbott Laboratories, as well as the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health, Veterans Health Administration, and the American Cancer Society.

HSR faculty work with students to develop individual programs of research by providing access to research data, hands-on experience in applying new methods to research questions, and teamwork in research groups that will facilitate students' careers.  The interdisciplinary nature of faculty research allows students to be active members of a research team.

Faculty research interests include:

  • Patient medication adherence
  • Physician-pharmacist collaboration
  • Gender and racial/ethnic disparities in health care
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Pharmacodynamics, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenetics of antibiotics
  • Self-care with an interest in culture and how culturally diverse patients use the health care system
  • The role of the pharmacist in changing health behaviors
  • Health and prescription drug insurance
  • Implementation science