Dr. Kaustuv Bhattacharya

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by tressa

Dr. Sujith Ramachandran

Posted on: June 5th, 2019 by tressa

Education:

  • Ph.D.- University of Mississippi
  • B.S. (Pharmacy), Hyderabad – India, 2011

Appointment(s):

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration
  • Assistant Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management
  • Research Assistant Professor in RIPS

Research Interests:

Dr. Ramachandran’s research interests broadly include pharmaceutical marketing and health outcomes. His research involves healthcare policy, quality measures, and prescription drug abuse. He has extensive experience with administrative claims data from Medicare and Medicaid, and a background in psychometrics and conjoint analytic techniques.

Dr. Eric Pittman

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by

Education:

  • Pharm.D. University of Mississippi

Appointment(s):

  • Clinical Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
  • Research Assistant Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration

Interests:

Dr. Pittman’s areas of research interest include Medicaid drug utilization review, fraud detection analyses, cost-effectiveness analyses, provider education, and mental health treatment.

Sujith Ramachandran

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 by

Education:

  • B.S.(Pharmacy), Hyderabad – India, 2011

Research Interests:

Pharmaceutical Marketing and Health Outcomes Research

Dr. Yi Yang

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Ph.D. Peking Union Medical College, China
  • M.D. China Medical University, China

Appointment(s):

  • Department Chair of Pharmacy Administration 
  • Professor of Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interests:

Dr. Yang’s expertise is centered on health economics and outcomes research. Specifically, Dr. Yang’s research interests include comparative analysis of the risks and benefits of treatment alternatives, medication utilization and health outcomes, medication adherence, health resource utilization and cost analysis, and health care quality indicators. Dr. Yang has conducted research using Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims data, Jackson Heart Study data, MEPS, and other secondary datasets.

Dr. Noel E. Wilkin

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland
  • B.S.Ph. University of Maryland

Appointment(s):

  • Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Professor in Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interests:

Dr. Wilkin’s areas of research include practical reasoning and its role in decision making, mechanisms to enhance optimal drug therapy, pharmacy entrepreneurship and management, and issues facing professional education.

Dr. Erin Holmes

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by

Education:

  • Pharm.D. Duquesne University
  • M.S. Duquesne University
  • Ph.D. University of Mississippi

Appointment(s):

  • Professor of Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interests:

Dr. Holmes’ teaching interests include pharmacy law, pharmacy management, and health care administration. Her specific teaching interests include federal and state pharmacy regulations, civil liability, entrepreneurship, business plan development, personnel management, stress management, financial management, managed care, health care policy, and health care financing. Dr. Holmes’ research focuses on organizational behavior and human resource management issues in the pharmacy including emotional labor of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, work life outcomes of pharmacy personnel, and personnel management. Her research interests also include pharmacy compounding regulation, entrepreneurship, pharmacy work flow, inventory management, and pharmacy student mentoring.

Ms. Nancy J. Jones

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by

Dr. John P. Bentley

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • M.S. University of Alabama at Birmingham 2008
  • Ph.D. University of Mississippi 1998
  • M.S. University of Mississippi 1996
  • MBA, BSPh Drake University 1993

Appointment(s):

  • Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
  • Professor of Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interests:

In the professional pharmacy curriculum, Dr. Bentley teaches elements of research design, biostatistics, epidemiology, and drug literature evaluation. At the graduate level, he teaches several different applied statistics courses. He has conducted research in a variety of areas including: pharmaceutical marketing and patient behavior; evaluation of health-care providers by patients; quality of life; medication use, misuse, and outcomes; medication adherence; ethics and professionalism; tobacco use, control, and cessation among college students; and pharmacy practice management. His statistics research interests include statistical mediation analysis and longitudinal data analysis.

Dr. Donna Strum

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Mississippi
  • M.S. University of Mississippi
  • B.S.Ph. University of Mississippi

Appointment(s):

  • Interim Dean of the School of Pharmacy
  • Interim Executive Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Professor of Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interests:

Dr. Strum’s research interests lie in community pharmacy practice and using marketing and management theories to study the provision, use, and evaluation of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services. She is interested in health care quality and medication safety, as well as management issues in community pharmacy practice. She has also conducted research related to medication adherence, evaluation of pharmacy benefit designs and pharmacy interventions, patient satisfaction, and prescriber behaviors.

Biography:

Strum received three degrees from the university, including a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in pharmacy administration in 1999. After eight years on the faculty for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, she returned to the university in 2008 as chair and professor in the Department of Pharmacy Administration.

In 2017, she was appointed to her role in the Office of the Provost where she oversees a wide variety of faculty, student and administrative matters such as academic budget, student retention and human resource issues.

During her stint as pharmacy administration chair, she assisted in restructuring the graduate curriculum, as well as helping the department win the university’s Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education award.

She was recognized with the 2015 Duncan Neuhauser Award from the Academy for Healthcare Improvement and the school’s 2016 Faculty Instructional Innovations Award for her role in creating and implementing the teaching tool Educating Pharmacists in Quality, or EPIQ. The resource trains pharmacists and student pharmacists to measure and improve quality in pharmacy care.