About Robert P Navarro
Robert Navarro is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL.
Navarro has practiced pharmacy as a medical center pharmacy co-owner, hospital clinical pharmacist, medical school geriatrics pharmacology instructor, long term care consultant pharmacist, a health plan and PBM pharmacy director, and .
He became involved in managed care in 1982, when he joined United Health Care to write their first drug formulary and was involved with the first pharmaceutical industry rebate contract. He managed the prescription drug benefit at Physicians Health Plan of Minnesota as pharmacy director, Health Net in California as Vice President of Provider Services, and at Express Scripts as Vice President, Pharmacy & Therapeutics.
Navarro has been involved in developing two PBMs, and has provided managed markets consulting services, advisory board moderation, and market research to the pharmaceutical industry for eighteen years. He has also been recognized by the courts as an expert witness in managed prescription drug benefit issues in various litigations.
As Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Navarro teaches a managed healthcare course and classes in the online Master of Pharmaceutical Science program, and is adapting this course for PharmD programs. He is also developing additional courses in related topics, accountable care, and the PPACA, and is involved in coordinating online MS program seminars.
Robert is a co-founder and the first president of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy, where he remains involved with the FMCP Learning Institute. Navarro received the FMCP Steven G. Avey Award in 2009.
Navarro has edited both editions of the textbook, Managed Care Pharmacy Practice (1999 and 2009; third edition in progress), and has been lead author in the managed care pharmacy chapters of the last three editions of the textbook Essentials of Managed Health Care. He has also been on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for various health care publications.
Research Interests: Managed Care, Managed Care Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Care, Value-Based Insurance Design, Patient Adherence Behavior, Healthcare reform and accountable care, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Drug Launch Practices, Specialty Pharmacy Practice, Enterpreneursism and Innovation in pharmacy practice
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