Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety was established to unite researchers across UF departments and colleges who share a common interest in using big data to evaluate drugs and their use in real-world populations. Research interests of CoDES members span a broad spectrum of topics and specialties from pharmacoepidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic studies, to pharmaceutical predictive analytics and pharmaceutical policy studies. CoDES supports research and training with a vast infrastructure of automated healthcare data, code libraries and analytical support, a post-doctoral fellowship program, and a seminar series.

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Lives’ Health Care Records


Peer-Reviewed Publications by Center Members (2021-22)

CoDES 2020 Fact Sheet

Center Fact sheet

CoDES 2020

CoDES unites a multidisciplinary group of big data researchers in epidemiology, health economics, health services research and decision-sciences who evaluate and project drug outcomes to guide policy and clinical and personal decision-making.

center activities

Research exchange

CoDES offers an email listserv, website and seminar series to exchange ideas.

Dr. Winterstein

Postdoctoral fellowship program

CoDES will train the next generation of researchers in drug evaluation and safety.

Graduate Student