Pharmacoepidemiology and public health

CMUS pharmacoepidemiology research is multidisciplinary in nature, focusing on a broad range of urgent public health issues that can benefit from better pharmacy practice.

We have expertise in evidence-based medicines management, which involves medication use and safety, health professional training and knowledge translation.

Key research areas

  • chronic disease prevention and management in:
    • aged care
    • asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • diabetes
    • cardiovascular disease
    • renal disease
    • obesity
    • palliative care
    • infectious disease management and antimicrobial stewardship
    • health economics
  • women's health, including:
    • contraception
    • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • addressing social inequalities in healthcare
  • lifestyle and behavioural interventions

Research focus

  • managing medicines in a multidisciplinary public health context
  • developing, implementing and evaluating innovative public health initiatives
  • developing and enhancing collaborative and cross-disciplinary research that addresses complex population health issues
  • optimising the pharmacist's role in public health

Principal investigator