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Welcome to the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science

Established on July 1, 2017, the Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS) was formed to perform and foster 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. The PETS Center brings together a strong team of committed core faculty, highly trained staff, along with colleagues from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies with expertise ranging from epidemiology, biostatistics, and biomedical informatics to clinical medicine, economics, and the social sciences.


PETS @ International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE)

PETS Faculty, Staff, and Trainees will be attending and presenting their research at the 38th ICPE. This year’s conference is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, with core session staking place from August 24-28, 2022. PETS is involved in the teaching of skills courses, presentation of research through symposiums and workshops, and poster presentations. Click the link to discover PETS at ICPE 2022.

News from PETS

Rutgers Researchers to Study the Impact of Multiple Health Conditions on Medication Outcomes in Older Adults

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Rutgers a $3.5 million grant to conduct a five-year study exploring the impact medications have on older adults with multiple medical conditions. The goal of researchers from Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS) is to provide patients with multiple chronic conditions, caregivers and health care providers with information needed to make informed treatment decisions.

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Ben Bates Receives Pilot Funding from CINJ

Congratulations to Benjamin Bates, MD, core faculty member at PETS, instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and member of the Rutgers Cancer Prevention and Control Program, for receiving the Cancer Survivorship and Outcomes Center Pilot Award.

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Rutgers Faculty Lead International


epidemiology Conference

Faculty members from the Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS) at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research served in leading roles during the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology’s (ISPE) Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology in Tainan, Taiwan.

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