Health Outcomes Research mainly deals with the effectiveness of a treatment/intervention in the vast majority of the patient population beyond the clinical trial setting. These patient-generated data can help treatment and/or regulatory decision making. Health outcomes research is a rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field.
As part of the ‘Toolbox for Success’ series designed by the Department of Pharmacy, Brac University, a webinar on ‘The Scopes of Health Outcomes Research in the US’ was organized on March 20, 2021. The speaker of the webinar was Dr. Motiur Rahman, MPS, Manager, Center for Observational Research at Amgen, USA. The webinar was moderated by Ms Marzia Alam, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, Brac University. The webinar was open to students and professionals from all areas and was live streamed on Facebook from the Department of Pharmacy, Brac University Facebook page: (https://fb.watch/4lmcgOQKYw/).
The speaker emphasized on the important role of health outcomes research in drug and medical device development. In addition, he also discussed the route students can take to pursue graduate studies in this emerging field in the US and its career prospects. The questions asked by the attendees were insightful and reflected their enthusiasm towards growing as competent professionals. The webinar was very interactive and the participants also shared their opinion on how the session will help them to focus on their goals.
Dr. Motiur Rahman is an epidemiologist, currently working at Amgen Inc., USA as an Observational Research Manager. He is contributing to generate real-world evidence across safety and effectiveness of oncology products in the US. Prior to joining Amgen, he worked in the Medical Device Epidemiology at Johnson & Johnson and in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Rahman completed his PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology from Harrison School Pharmacy, Auburn University, USA and also obtained a Masters in Statistics from Auburn University.