University of Mississippi
Dr. Rahul Khanna
  • B.S. Delhi University, India
  • MBA Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India
  • M.S. West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. West Virginia University
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Assistant Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Khanna teaches Pharmacoepidemiology (PHAD 696) to graduate students in the pharmacy administration department, and Introduction to Pharmacy and Healthcare System (PHAD 392)to professional pharmacy students. Dr. Khanna has varied research interests including claims database analysis, patient reported outcomes, and health behavior theory. His research efforts are geared towards the use of claims data for pharmacoepidemiological research across a range of chronic conditions including obesity, autism, and cancer. He has worked on both limited and public use datasets such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to undertake health outcomes research. He is also interested in the use of socio-behavioral models to study the delivery of preventative services by healthcare professionals, and health behaviors in the general population. In recent years, his work has involved study of patient reported outcomes (quality of life/health-related quality of life) among individuals with chronic diseases (autism, multiple sclerosis) and their caregivers. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed international journals (Value in Health; Autism [The International Journal of Research and Practice]; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Quality of Life Research; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research). He has worked on several competitive grants in the capacity of principal investigator (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award; Organization for Autism Research) or co-investigator. He was the recipient of the 2011-12 University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy New Investigator Research Award.

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