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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

E. Paul Larrat, Ph.D., R.Ph.

  • Interim Dean and Professor
  • Office: 220A
  • Phone: 401.874.5003
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  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Larrat is Professor at The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. His research and teaching efforts have focused on drug use in special populations, health policy, pharmacy benefit management and pharmacoeconomic issues.

As Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs at the URI College of Pharmacy, Dr. Larrat led efforts to increase research productivity in the College and the revamping of the graduate curriculum. Earlier in his career, he was employed as Executive Vice President of MIM Health Plans where he was responsible for the developing the operations of this pharmacy benefit management company as it rapidly grew from $3 million in gross revenues in 1994 to over $300 million in 1997. He is a past president of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Association, the Rhode Island Pharmacy Foundation and Cornerstone Adult Services. He has been a leader in organizing several more non-profits, including the RI chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mwea Fund, which assists in advancing the health and education of a primary school district in Thika, Kenya.

In recognition of these efforts, he has received numerous awards for leadership and is active in various professional and scholarly honor societies. In 2004, he was named a NASA Fellow and spent several months at Kennedy Space Center assisting in life sciences research projects focusing on volatile organic compound production during extended space travel. In 2010-11, he served as Congressional Fellow in the United States Senate, developing health care and aging legislation and policy.

Dr. Larrat is an avid outdoorsman, spending time mountaineering, white water canoeing and sailing. He recently climbed Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.


Drug benefit design issues, formulary compliance strategies, pharmacoeconomic evaluation, decision analysis, outcomes assessment, health policy and drug utilization management.


Ph.D. Epidemiology, Brown University, 1992

M.S. Pharmacy Administration, University of Rhode Island, 1988

M.B.A., University of Rhode Island, 1984
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1982


Bayliss, MS, Larrat, EP, and Buchner, D. ITG- Asthma Short Form: Manual and interpretation guide [Book]. Lincoln, RI: QualityMetric Inc., (2000).

Kogut, S, Perfetto, E, Larrat, EP. Government regulation of health care economic information. In Vogenberg FR, editor. Introduction to applied pharmacoeconomics [Book Chapter]. New York: McGraw-Hill, (2000).

Larrat, EP, Stutte, G, Wheeler, RM. Effect of biogenic compound production on human health in closed life support systems. National Aeronautics and Space Administration [Technical Report]. Washington, DC, (2005).

Marcoux, RM and Larrat, EP. Evaluation of pharmaceutical purchasing by the State of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Department of Human Services [Technical Report]. Providence, RI, (2006).

Parker, JM and Larrat, EP. Physicians’ knowledge of and attitudes towards scheduling. Journal of Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs 26(1-2): 1-7 (2009).

Marcoux, RM, Simeone, J, Colavita, M and Larrat, EP. An innovative approach to pharmacy management in a state correctional system. Journal of Correctional Health Care Jan; 18(1):53-61 (2012). Epub 2011 Oct 18.

Vogenberg, FR, Marcoux, RM and Larrat, EP. Understanding insurance coverage: reimbursement and emerging trends. The Consultant Pharmacist 2012; [Accepted]

Larrat, EP, Marcoux, RM and Vogenberg, FR. Impact of federal and state legal trends on health care services. Pharmacy and Therapeutics 37(4): 218-226 (2012).

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