Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice



Shepherd, Marvin D., Ph.D.
Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice and
Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies,
Clifford L. Klinck, Jr. Centennial Professor,
The University of Texas at Austin
President, Partnership for Safe Medicines
PHR 3.209A

Research Interests

Dr. Shepherd's research interests lie in the major areas of the economics of pharmacy services, pharmaceutical marketing, importation of pharmaceuticals, prescription drug diversion, counterfeit medications, managed care pharmacy and pharmacoeconomics.He has an intense interest in conducting research that examines the policies related to drug importation and re-importation, especially from Mexico, the use of drug anti-counterfeiting strategies and techniques for monitoring prescription drug diversion. He is also involved in conducting research on the economics of pharmacy practice, such as cost of dispensing, prescription drug pricing issues, the extent of generic drug use and other policies which affect drug use within the Medicaid population. Dr. Shepherd also enjoys pharmaceutical marketing research, especially measuring the impact of direct-to-consumer drug advertising.

More information about Dr. Shepherd
> Biography
> Recent Awards
> Presentations
> Research Presentations
> Publications
> Interviews, Editorials and Other Publications
> Feature Story: Dose of Reality. Can Internet Prescription Drug Purchases
   Endanger Your Health

> Prescription drug payment times by Medicare Part D plans: Results of a national study (PDF)
> Drug Dynamics Institute

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Last Reviewed: September 7, 2011


Division Information

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

Email Address: pharmacy


Lawson, Donavan Named to TETA Awards

Dr. Ken Lawson, associate professor of pharmacy administration, and Martin Donavon, a teaching assistant in the division of pharmaceutics, were honored recently when they were named recipients of the Texas Excellence Teaching Awards.
>Read more about these awards.

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