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School of Public Health

Louis P. Garrison

Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Professor Emeritus, School of Pharmacy (primary appt.)


PhD   Stanford University, 1981   (Economics)
AB   Indiana University, 1972   (Economics)

Contact Info


Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program
University of Washington School of Pharmacy
1959 NE Pacific St., H-375A 

Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357630
voice:   206-221-5684

Health economics

Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research is a growing field that aims to generate evidence to improve health care decisions for patients and providers. It examines the benefits and risks of different medical or healthcare interventions, including drugs and medical technology. The results of these comparison studies are used by medical professionals to make better informed healthcare decisions and thereby improve patient care.