The Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CePOR; SEE-por) resides within the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Center is comprised of the School’s faculty who teach and conduct research within the field of pharmaceutical outcomes research: Drs. Valuck, Nair, H. Anderson, McQueen, K. Anderson, Zemplenyi, and DiStefano. The vision of CePOR is to foster and grow education and research excellence in three primary disciplines: pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmaceutical and drug related policy.
The educational mission of CePOR is achieved through the faculty’s commitment to training the next generation of pharmaceutical outcomes researchers in their PhD training program (PhD in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research). The research mission of CePOR is achieved through two main initiatives: 1. Data access, storage and sharing and; 2. Funded research. CePOR owns a CU-firewalled server that houses state and national insurance claims datasets for education and research applications.
CePOR promotes research across the continuum of our field. Examples that include CePOR faculty leading aspects of the following team-based organizations include: The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (Dr. Valuck); Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center (Dr. Nair); the Memory Disorders Clinic for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (Dr. Nair); Colorado Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (Dr. H. Anderson); Pharmaceutical Value Initiative (pValue; Drs. McQueen, Zemplenyi, and DiStefano); Institute for Clinical and Economic Review collaboration (Drs. McQueen, Zemplenyi, and DiStefano); and value-based contracting facilitation and research (Drs. McQueen, Nair, K. Anderson, Zemplenyi, and DiStefano).
CePOR faculty have an extensive record of successful collaborations with the School of Medicine, Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), Colorado School of Public Health, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. These exciting and progressive collaborations bring together a diverse, multidisciplinary, highly experienced group of talented clinicians and researchers.
CePOR has a dedicated suite of offices, workstations, computer servers and desktop machines, graduate student laboratory space, and conference rooms in the School of Pharmacy building that provides a collegial state of the art environment for collaborative research and training among CePOR faculty, staff, students, and trainees.
Prescription Drug Abuse in Colorado: Collective Action for Collective Impact
Robert J. Valuck, PhD, RPh
Director, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado
"Comparative effectiveness research and pharmacoeconomics for pharmacy"
Sean D. Sullivan, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
University of Washington School of Pharmacy