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E. Paul Larrat, Ph.D.

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


Paul Larrat is Dean and 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, and health economics issues.  He also currently serves as Coordinating Dean of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative.

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 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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