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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  • Psychology, Neuroscience Professor Awarded Grant for Autism Research

    January 10, 2019

    Ashely de Marchena, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was awarded a $10,000 New Investigators Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation during the recent 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, held November 15-17 in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • PT Professor Secures Funding For Stroke Research

    January 10, 2019

    Gregory Thielman, PT, EdD, ATC, CSRS professor of physical therapy and neuroscience was awarded a $57,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) pilot studies program.

  • USciences Student Studies Perceived Gender Gap in Science

    January 08, 2019

    To examine the gender gap in science, Alexis Schirling BMS'19 sought to take a deeper look at the question and why we have a perception that women prefer softer fields, even in STEM.

  • USciences Physics Students Win National Recognition

    January 07, 2019

    The USciences chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Awarded Carnegie Fellowship in Africa

    January 03, 2019

    University of the Sciences' Adeboye Adejare, PhD, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences was among Africa and African-born academics selected for the 2018 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP).

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