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center for health outcomes research and education

 The Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education at UHSP (CORE) was established in November 2016 with support from Express Scripts Foundation. With a mission focused on improving health and health care, CORE is made up of a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in health outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics, big data and machine learning, epidemiology, public health, and patient health behavior that creates an environment for collaboration, innovation, learning and cutting-edge research.

CORE works to develop research-focused partnerships with educational networks, locally affiliated health care systems, community organizations, state agencies, and national and international institutions. The Center is a transdisciplinary hub across UHSP colleges, with a faculty united in their goal of improving the health of individuals and populations in the region and around the globe.   

Through its collaborative efforts with community partners like Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis University, BJC HealthCare and Express Scripts Inc., CORE works to build project-based datasets and support community-wide information exchange and research capacity.  

Areas of Research 

  • Health disparities in sepsis
  • Outcomes in metastatic prostate cancer 
  • Pharmacoeconomic analyses
  •  Social and behavioral aspects of health care and pharmacy
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and resistance prevention
  • The role of community health workers in addressing health disparities 

Center for Health Outcomes Faculty

Scott Micek, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCCCP 

Center Director 
Micek’s research interests are focused on the antimicrobial management of critically ill patients utilizing electronic health records. 

Scott Griggs, Pharm.D., Ph.D. 

Assistant Director
Griggs’ primary research interests include pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes, the social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy, entrepreneurship, medication errors and the future of pharmacy and health care. 

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Joel Arackel, Pharm.D. ’22 

Outcomes Research Fellow 
Arackal has contributed to the design and analysis of retrospective and prospective studies in a range of patient populations including rare diseases, heart failure and health disparity research among critical illness survivors. 

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Outcomes Research Fellowship 

St. Louis College of Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is currently accepting applicants for its two-year Outcomes Research Fellowship. Fellowship candidates must demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program.