Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business - Research Opportunities

Faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business focus on maintaining professional experiences that assist in maintaining their expertise in their areas of academic focus, especially in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Most of our faculty’s scholarly activities emphasize supporting student research efforts. Areas of faculty research interest are listed below for our full time faculty.

Primary areas of research interest for our faculty

Patricia Audet, PharmD

  • Pharmaceutical R&D strategy and process
  • Specialty Drugs
  • Drug Pricing

Brian Colfer, MBA

  • Comparative Healthcare Systems (International)
  • Economic Burden of Chronic Illnesses
  • International Marketing
  • US Health Policy and Law – specific to out-of-pocket costs

Greg Lucado, MBA, MS

  • Econometric Modeling
  • Business Strategy

Richard Minoff, MBA

  • Building Global Commercial Teams:  New Charters, Structures and Processes
  • Globalization: A Needed Approach to Pharma Global Brand Development & Lifecycle Management
  • Preparing Students to Enter the Workforce: Merging Content Knowledge with Skills Assessment to Ensure Post-graduate Success    

Robert Mueller, EdD

  • Drivers of team performance
  • Team leadership skills
  • Study of moral hazard in the medical choices for patients



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  • MBA Grad Earns National Grassroots Advocacy Award

    August 19, 2019

    Manjula Jayabalan MBA'17, PharmD, enrolled in USciences MBA program with a focus in pharmaceutical and healthcare business while she was a pharmacy resident to help further her career before it even started. This year, Dr. Jayabalan was awarded for her grassroots work to advocate on behalf of managed care pharmacy relative to current legislative, regulatory and policy issues.

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    August 13, 2019

    Matthew Farber PhD, director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program and assistant professor of biology can now add another title to his name: published textbook author.

  • OT Student Explores Research Opportunities at Summer Institute

    August 12, 2019

    Nancy Greene MS'16 (Health Psychology), DrOT'20 participated in the American Occupational Therapy Association's Summer Institute for Future Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina where she learned about research opportunities and built a network of peers.

  • Decades Apart, Grandmother and Granddaughter Share a Career Path and Legacy

    August 08, 2019

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Patricia Audet, PharmD


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