E. Paul Larrat, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Office: 230Q Avedisian Hall
  • Phone: 401.874.5003
  • Email: larrat@uri.edu
  • Office Location: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Paul Larrat is passionate about the power of leadership to positively affect the quality of life of the patients we serve in the health professions. His research and teaching efforts have focused on drug use in special populations, health policy, and health economics issues.  He recently led the formation of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative as its founding Coordinating Dean.

Earlier in his career, Paul served as Executive Vice President of MIM Health Plans where he was responsible for the developing the operations of this pharmacy benefit management company.  He oversaw the growth of the company from $3 million in gross revenues in 1994 to over $300 million in 1997.  His responsibilities there included oversight of clinical services, provider network development, manufacturer contracting, disease state management, quality assurance, provider auditing and credentialing.  Paul is a past president of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Rhode Island Pharmacists 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 health and education in a primary school district in Thika, Kenya.

A graduate of The University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1982, Paul received a Master of Business Administration in 1984 and Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration in 1988. Most recently he was awarded a Ph. D. in epidemiology from Brown University. 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 AAAS/AACP Congressional Health Policy Fellow in the United States Senate, engaged in developing health care and aging legislation and policy in the office of Finance Committee Chair Sen. Ron Wyden (OR-D).

Paul has been married to Amey Larrat for over 30 years and has two grown children, Meghan and Eric. He is an avid outdoorsman, spending time mountaineering, white water canoeing and sailing.  His favorite climbs have been Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and he has reached his goal of climbing the 48 high points of the continental US with his son, Eric.


Drug use in special populations, 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

Selected Publications

Larrat, EP and Zierler S. Entangled epidemics: cocaine use and HIV disease. American Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 25 (3):207-221, (1993).

Larrat EP, McKernan-Markoff JL, Lareau M, Anderson J, Fretwell MD, Stoukides J. Development of Alzheimer’s Disease special care units on a state-wide level. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Care and Research. 9(2): 22-27, (1994).

Spore D, Mor V, Larrat EP, Hiris J, Hawes C. Inappropriate drug prescriptions for elderly residents of board and care facilities. American Journal of Public Health. 87:404-409, (1997).

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).

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.

Ye Y, Larrat EP and Caffrey AR. Algorithms used to identify ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in retrospective studies: a systematic literature review. Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease. 1-13, (2017).