Richard Segal, Ph.D.

Richard Segal, Ph.D., is Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida. He also holds faculty appointments in the college’s Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, and in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. His research interests include disease management and outcomes research particularly in the areas of drug prescribing, pharmaceutical care, and medication therapy management.  Dr. Segal is widely recognized for his work in explaining why clinical practice is so often inconsistent with evidence-based best practices. His research in the area of changing prescribing behavior has been the basis of prescribing interventions throughout the world.  Dr. Segal has extensive experience statewide Medicaid and with the Florida Department of Health in data analysis and studying the impact of interventions such as formulary changes, physician profiling, and provider/patient education.