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Dr. Karen Rascati

Karen Rascati
Course Title: 
Issues in Health Care and Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

Karen L. Rascati, RPh, PhD, is the Eckerd/Turley Centennial Professor of Pharmacy Administration and a faculty member of the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Her Signature Course considers insurance plans, pharmacies, and debatable health care issues, including health care as a right in the United States, right-to-die, insurance coverage, physician extenders, role of nursing, and other issues.

She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 1979 and worked as a pharmacist in both community and hospital settings. She returned to the University of Florida and received her PhD degree in pharmacy administration in 1986, with a concentration in health care policy and economics. Upon graduation, she joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharamcy , where she has won the Texas Excellence Teaching Award and serves as faculty advisor to both the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society and the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes and Research (ISPOR) student chapter. She was recently elected president-elect of the National Rho Chi Honor Society. She has supervised 28 MS and 13 PhD students.

Dr. Rascati’s research interests include economic and outcomes evaluations for several disease states as well as for pharmacy services. She has conducted more than 30 funded research projects and has served on various grant review panels including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She serves as a reviewer for many research journals and is a member of the Clinical Therapeutics Editorial Advisory Board. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications and has made more than 100 presentations. Her book on charmacoeconomics was release by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (LWW) in Spring 2008.

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