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Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science
112 Paterson Street,3rd floor

Established in 2017, the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS) facilitates and performs innovative, multidisciplinary science related to the use and outcomes of therapeutics and diagnostics in large populations. Its mission is to advance pharmacoepidemiology and related fields by conducting world-class research and facilitating high-quality training. Core faculty members possess expertise in the study of therapeutics and diagnostics including the analysis of large databases, observational research methods and intervention studies. The Center brings together faculty from various schools, departments, and institutes at Rutgers as well as colleagues from academia, industry and regulatory agencies with expertise ranging from epidemiology, biostatistics, and biomedical informatics to clinical medicine, economics and the social sciences.

As a training program, PETS does not offer degrees but rather enhances existing training programs in relevant disciplines ranging from epidemiology to computer science. The Center for PETS will provide instruction and mentorship for students who regardless of their academic home discipline want to focus their research on questions related to use and outcomes of therapeutics and diagnostics. PETS faculty will teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as postdoctoral fellows pursuing careers in PETS.

PETS is developing an NIH core facility for data management, computing, and programming. The PETS Data Core will not only house the data resources and data analytic infrastructure to support PETS.It will also serve as a valuable resource for the study of therapeutics in large populations for researchers at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, the broader Rutgers community and within the external stakeholder community at large.

Tobias Gerhard, Ph.D.
Daniel Horton, MD
Faculty Director
Data Core
Soko Setoguchi, MD, DrPH, FISPE