Social & Administrative Sciences Division

Professor Olayinka Shiyanbola of the SAS Divison meets with a group of students.

The Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy (SAS) Division investigates the “people” aspect of pharmacy and medication use. Our focus is on the scientific and humanistic bases for understanding and influencing interactions involving patients, medicines, caregivers, and health care systems. In our teaching and research endeavors, we integrate knowledge of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals with knowledge from economics, history, sociology, psychology, management sciences, communication, education, epidemiology, law, and ethics. Our group and interests are varied and diverse.

Faculty in the SAS division also play key roles within the Sonderegger Research Center for Improved Medication Outcomes and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy.