Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice

The Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division represents the union of two former divisions – the Pharmacy Administration Division and the Pharmacy Practice Division.

Dr. Ken Lawson serves as head of the new division while Dr. James Karboski serves as assistant division head.  Dr. Karen Rascati serves as graduate advisor for the division. 

At the PharmD level, division faculty members are responsible for a variety of courses designed to prepare students to provide outstanding patient care.  In addition, faculty members are involved in the pharmacotherapeutics sequence of courses and professional development convocation courses.  Division faculty members also teach courses open to non-pharmacy students including Pharmacology for Nursing Students, Drugs in Our Society, and a variety of health-related topics open to entering freshmen known as Signature Courses.

Graduate-level courses taught by division faculty members help prepare graduate students to conduct research focused on improving the health of society.  Topics related to utilization and cost of medication and other health care services, patient behaviors and outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical marketing and management, pharmacoepidemiology, and practice-based research are covered.

Along with graduate coursework, division faculty members supervise research projects conducted by more than 30 post-graduates, including Master's and Ph.D. graduate students and health outcomes fellows.  In addition, community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice residents are trained to deliver innovative clinical pharmacy services to patients and to become leaders in their respective fields.

The division fosters opportunities for collaboration among faculty within and outside of the division in both teaching and research activities, particularly those that are practice-related.

Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies

Center for Pharmacoeconomics The center examines the impact of pharmaceutical services and products on patients' quality of life and health care outcomes through cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility and cost-minimization analyses and to disseminate scholarly findings.

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Last Reviewed: September 27, 2011

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


Young Cited for Regents Teaching Honor

Dr. Veronica Young is the recipient of a 2014 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Barner Cited for Top Teaching Award

Dr. Jamie Barner was named as the recipient of the Educator of the Year at the first College of Pharmacy Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception.
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Brown Named APhA Fellow

Dr. Carolyn Brown, professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named an APhA fellow.
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