Frank Palumbo

Dr. Francis B. Palumbo is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and executive director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

About Dr. Palumbo:

Francis B. Palumbo, PhDFrancis B. Palumbo, PhD, is professor and executive director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and a licensed pharmacist. He has practiced both pharmacy and law. As an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, he teaches the course in food and drug law. In addition, he served as chair of the editorial advisory board of the Food and Drug Law Journal. Dr. Palumbo has been the principal investigator on major federal research grants and he served as a member of a NIH study section for more than four years. In addition to law, he maintains a strong interest in public policy, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and health services research. He has many journal articles and presentations to his credit, covering a wide range of topics including law and public policy, and he co-authored a book on containing costs in third party drug programs. He has also been very active in several national professional organizations, including the American Pharmacists Association, where he served as President of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and the American Society for Pharmacy Law, where he is a past president. He received his BS in pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina, MS and PhD in health care administration from the University of Mississippi, and JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He served in the US Army from 1969-1971.

Research Interests:

Dr. Palumbo’s research interests include food and drug law, pharmacy law, drugs and public policy, pharmaceutical health services research, drug utilization and quality, and economics and epidemiology.

Contact Information:

Francis B. Palumbo, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Executive Director, Center on Drugs and Public Policy
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
220 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-0133
Fax: (410) 706-5394
Email: cdpp@rx.umaryland.edu