Stephen J. Kogut PhD MBA RPh is a Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, specializing in Health Outcomes research. Dr. Kogut began his professional career in managed care pharmacy with the former Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan of New England, and later worked as a pharmacist at Butler hospital for more than 13 years. He is currently director of Tracking and Evaluation for Advance-CTR, which serves as a central hub to support and educate clinical and translational researchers in Rhode Island. He is a former chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and served 2 terms as a member of the R.I. Board of Pharmacy. He is currently a member of the R.I. Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, the chair of the Board of Directors for Healthcentric Advisors, and member of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council which serves as the ICER voting body for this region. Dr. Kogut’s research interests include pharmacoeconomics, quality measurement in medication use, and medication for treatment of opioid use disorder.