The aim of the Department of Pharmacy and Health Outcomes is to educate a new generation of pharmacists who will become leaders in expanding the roles and competencies of the profession. The ever- evolving complexity of the health care environment requires pharmacists who are well equipped with complex and adaptable skills in clinical practice, public health and prevention, community engagement, and interdisciplinary and translational sciences. In order to accomplish this mission, we are bringing together faculty and staff with expertise in a variety of specialties, covering not only a broad spectrum of clinical fields but also Public Health, Community Based Participatory Research, Epidemiology and Information Mastery.  Since the college’s inception, clinical practice and public health have been the main driving forces shaping our curriculum and research agenda.

In order to accomplish our educational mission, our faculty is simultaneously committed to three, closely intertwined directions:

  • Excellence in didactic and experiential teaching
  • Quality outcomes research and scholarship
  • Sensitive community engagement and public health initiatives

Through the College of Pharmacy’s dynamic Experiential Education Program, the Department of Pharmacy and Health Outcomes is extending its educational mission beyond the classrooms into an ever growing network of partner sites, encompassing a variety of settings in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Beyond the traditional practice sites in hospitals and community pharmacies, we are integrating a large array of ‘non- traditional’ sites into our academic fabric.  We take pride in partnering with sites from community, state and federal public health agencies. We aim to learn from and for the community and to serve our neighborhood community, pharmaceutical industry, manage care organizations, and state and federal public health agencies. We aim to learn from the community and to better service our neighborhood of vibrant Harlem.  Together with our dedicated and enthusiastic preceptors and partners, we are creating a dynamic, multifaceted and nourishing learning and creative environment.