Department of Pharmacy Administration

The University of Mississippi

Completed Dissertation Projects

2020

Kaustuv Bhattacharya — Multiple Myeloma – Treatments, Economic Burden, and End of Life Care

Manasi Suryavanshi — Treatment Patterns, Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin Use in Medicare Population

2019

Ashley Crumby  Valuation of Mentorship in Pharmacy Education and the Impact of Perceived Personal Relevance

Nilesh Gangan  Testing a Modified Model of Stress Process for Understanding Quality of Life among Informal Caregivers and Assessing their Formal Service Use

Tristen Jackson  Pharmacy Value-Based Incentive Programs: An Evaluation of Health Plan Strategies, Pharmacist Attitudes, and Financial Impact on Retail Stores

Nicholas Keeling  A Sustainable Future in the Implementation of Clinical Pharmacogenomics

Sasikiran Nunna End of Life Costs in Medicare Beneficiaries with Parkinson’s Disease

2018

David Wamble  The Role of Brand Name Fluency: A Pharmaceutical Marketing Perspective

2017

Sujith Ramachandran— Identification of Stimulant Misuse and Malingering of ADHD

2016

Ruchitbhai Shah — Measuring and Understanding Health Related QOL among Patients with Hemophilia

2015

Amod Athavale — Development of the Medication Non-Adherence Scale and the Medication Non-Persistence Scale

Manasi Datar  Predictors of Use of Hydroxyurea and Its Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes among Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Krutika Jariwala-Parikh — Quality of Life and Healthcare Utilization and Costs Among Adults with Autism

Namita Joshi — Health Utility Assessment Among Caregivers of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

Zainab Shahpurwala — Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus:  An Examination of Adolescents’ Illness Perceptions and Associated Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life

Clive Mendonca — Impact of Refill Synchronization Medication Adherence for Chronic Diseases

2014

Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar — Management of Breast Cancer in the Medicaid Population

Philip Schwab — Customer Tolerance in Community Pharmacy

2013

Ram Sankar Basak  Concurrent Adherence to Multiple Chronic Disease Medications: Examining the Behavior and Issues Concerning its Measurement

Tasneem Lokhandwala — Impact of Time – Varying and Time-Invariant Measures of Adherence to Secondary Prevention Therapies Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction:  An Application of Marginal Structural Models (MSMs)

2012

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Marie Barnard — The Potential for Screening for Interpersonal Violence in Community Pharmacies: An Exploratory Study

Kyle Null  Development and Comparative Predictive Validity of an Outpatient Medication Exposure Measure for Risk Adjustment Using Retrospective Claims Data

Doug Paul  Effects of Off-Label Prescribing on Patient Decision Making

Vennela Thumula — An Evaluation of Medicaid Programs Using Medication Use-Related Quality Measures

2011

Leigh Ann Bynum — The Relationship Between Psychological Contract Breach, Professional Identity, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors Among Pharmacy Faculty: An Equity Sensitivity Perspective

2010

Suvapun Bunniran — Patient Service Experiences in Community Pharmacy: an examination of health criticality in service failures and service recovery incidents and its influence on trust, satisfaction, repurchase intentions, and word-of-mouth

2008

Erin R. Holmes  The Role of Emotional Dissonance as an Affective State on the Emotional Labor Process of Retail Chain Pharmacists

Sean R. King  The Influence of Symbols on the Recall of Pharmacy-Generated Medication Information in a Low Health Literate Population

2007

William B. Lobb — Patients’ Decision Making in a Multi-Tier Co-Payment Environment

Amit S. Patel  Antecedents of Consumers’ Intentions Regarding the Purchase of Prescription Drugs via the Internet: An Examination of Two Different “Unlawful” Consumer Behaviors

Mansi A. Shah-Patel  Corporate Advertising in the Pharmaceutical Industry

2003

Joe Keith Bonnarens  Measuring the Presence of the Service Profit Chain and its Impact in Independent Community Pharmacy

James Blake Thompson — A Conjoint Analysis of Selection Criteria Used in the Screening Phase of Pharmaceutical Sales Selection

2002

Saurabh S. Sewak — Building Effective Pharmaceutical Product Websites: Assessing Media and Interactivity Effects in Pharmaceutical Promotion

Brian C. Reisetter  Relationship Between Psychosocial Physician Differences and Physician Price Awareness

1999

Alicia Corinne Sanders Bouldin — Information Search and Preference in the Decision to Use Herbal Supplements

Donna Sue West — A Conceptualization of the Trust Formation Process and Investigation of the Trustworthiness of Community Pharmacists Using a Practical Reasoning Framework

1998

John Paul Bentley — An Examination of Consumer Judgments of the Level of Inherent Burden Associated with the Medication Consumption Experience and Generated by Features of Drug Therapy

Steven A. Blackwell — An Empirical Examination of Customer Loyalty

1997

Sai (Shaun) Prasanth Poovala — Segmentation of Managed Health Care Plans Based on Initial Pos-Introduction Longitudinal Utilization Levels of New Medications: An Exploratory Investigation

1995

Eugene Micheal Kolassa Jr. — Hospital Pharmacy Directors and Competing Optima: An Evaluation of the Importance of Cost-Effectiveness Versus Acquisition Price

Judy K. Freeman — Optimizing the Provision of Student Health Services in Southeastern Universities: A Maximum Difference Conjoint Analytic Approach Using Best-Worst Scaling

David John McCaffrey III — Initial Noncompliance: The Definition and Description of the Unclaimed Prescription Phenomenon in Community Pharmacy.  A National Unclaimed Prescription Audit Pilot

Lisa Ruby Basara — The Impact of Direct -to- Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medications on New Prescription Volume and Consumer Information Search Behavior

1993

Mary R. Monk-Tutor — Factors Influencing the Diffusion of a Health Care Innovation: Adoption of Home Infusion Therapy Services by Community Pharmacists

1991

James Martin Jernigan — An Examination of Factors Associated with Antihypertensive Prescribing Patterns and the Adoption of New Antihypertensives by a Sample of Physicians

Tracy S. Portner — Factors Influencing College Students’ Selection of a Source of Information About OTC Medications

Masako Nagasawa Murphy — Promotion Strategies and the Boston Consulting Group Product Portfolio in the Ethical Pharmaceutical Industry

Margaret Marx Aiken — Individual Determinants of Prescription Drug Use Among Noninstitutionalized Elderly: A Path Analytic Study of the 1980 National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey

1990

Kattie B. Payne — The Development and Evaluation of an Adverse Drug Event Risk Profile for Hospitalized Patients Taking Cardiovascular Drugs

Linda S. White — Functional Analysis of Birth Certificate Data Collection Procedures in Mississippi Hospitals

For dissertation titles prior to 1990, please see Department History page.