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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