Department of Pharmacy Administration

The University of Mississippi

Completed Dissertation Projects


Datar, Manasi  Predictors of Use of Hydroxyurea and Its Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes among Children with Sickle Cell Disease, March, 2015

Jariwala-Parikh, Krutika – Quality of Life and Healthcare Utilization and Costs Among Adults with Autism, April, 2015

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

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

Jackson, Tristen — The Effect of Medicare Star Ratings on Pharmacy: An Evaluation of Healthcare Plan Strategies, Pharmacist Attitudes, and Financial Impact on Retail Stores- 2016

Ramachandran, Sujith — Identification of Stimulate Misuse and Malingering of ADHD- 2016

Ruchit, Shah — Measuring and Understanding Health Related QOL among Patients with Hemophilia- 2016

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


Athavale, Amod – Development of the Medication Non-Adherence Scale and the Medication Non-Persistence Scale, January, 2014


Barnard, Marie — The Potential for Screening for Interpersonal Violence in Community Pharmacies: An Exploratory Study, May, 2012.

Basak, Ram Sankar  Concurrent Adherence to Multiple Chronic Disease Medications: Examining the Behavior and Issues Concerning its Measurement, 2013

Bunniran, Su — 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, 2010.

Bynum, Leigh Ann — The Relationship Between Psychological Contract Breach, Professional Identity, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors Among Pharmacy Faculty: An Equity Sensitivity Perspective, 2011

Lokhandwala, Tasneem — 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)

Mahabaleshwarkar, Rohan — Management of Breast Cancer in the Medicaid Population, 2014.

Null, Kyle  Development and Comparative Predictive Validity of an Outpatient Medication Exposure Measure for Risk Adjustment Using Retrospective Claims Data, July, 2012.

Paul, Doug  Effects of Off-Label Prescribing on Patient Decision Making, 2012

Schwab, Philip — Customer Tolerance in Community Pharmacy, 2014

Thumula, Vennela — An Evaluation of Medicaid Programs Using Medication Use-Related Quality Measures, 2012


Holmes, Erin R.  The Role of Emotional Dissonance as an Affective State on the Emotional Labor Process of Retail Chain Pharmacists, 2008

King, Sean R.  The Influence of Symbols on the Recall of Pharmacy-Generated Medication Information in a Low Health Literate Population, 2008

Lobb, William B. — Patients’ Decision Making in a Multi-Tier Co-Payment Environment, 2007

Patel, Amit S.  Antecedents of Consumers’ Intentions Regarding the Purchase of Prescription Drugs via the Internet: An Examination of Two Different “Unlawful” Consumer Behaviors, 2007

Shah-Patel, Mansi A.  Corporate Advertising in the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2007


Bonnarens, Joe Keith — Measuring the Presence of the Service Profit Chain and its Impact in Independent Community Pharmacy, 2003

Thompson, Blake — A Conjoint Analysis of Selection Criteria Used in the Screening Phase of Pharmaceutical Sales Selection, 2003

Sewak, Saurabh S. — Building Effective Pharmaceutical Product Websites: Assessing Media and Interactivity Effects in Pharmaceutical Promotion, 2002

Reisetter, Brian C.  Relationship Between Psychosocial Physician Differences and Physician Price Awareness, 2002


West, Donna Sue — A Conceptualization of the Trust Formation Process and Investigation of the Trustworthiness of Community Pharmacists Using a Practical Reasoning Framework, 1999

Bouldin, Alicia Corinne Sanders — Information Search and Preference in the Decision to Use Herbal Supplements, 1999

Bentley, John Paul — An Examination of Consumer Judgments of the Level of Inherent Burden Associated with the Medication Consumption Experience and Generated by Features of Drug Therapy, 1998

Blackwell, Steven A. — An Empirical Examination of Customer Loyalty, 1998

Poovala, Sai(Shaun) Prasanth — Segmentation of Managed Health Care Plans Based on Initial Pos-Introduction Longitudinal Utilization Levels of New Medications: An Exploratory Investigation, 1997

Kolassa, Eugene Micheal Jr. — Hospital Pharmacy Directors and Competing Optima: An Evaluation of the Importance of Cost-Effectiveness Versus Acquisition Price, 1995

Freeman,  Judy K. — Optimizing the Provision of Student Health Services in Southeastern Universities: A Maximum Difference Conjoint Analytic Approach Using Best-Worst Scaling, 1995

McCaffrey, David John  III — Initial Noncompliance: The Definition and Description of the Unclaimed Prescription Phenomenon in Community Pharmacy.  A National Unclaimed Prescription Audit Pilot, 1995

Basara, Lisa Ruby — The Impact of Direct -to- Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medications on New Prescription Volume and Consumer Information Search Behavior, 1995


Monk-Tutor, Mary R. — Factors Influencing the Diffusion of a Health Care Innovation: Adoption of Home Infusion Therapy Services by Community Pharmacists, 1993

Jernigan, James Martin — An Examination of Factors Associated with Antihypertensive Prescribing Patterns and the Adoption of New Antihypertensives by a Sample of Physicians, 1991

Portner, Tracy S. — Factors Influencing College Students’ Selection of a Source of Information About OTC Medications, 1991

Murphy, Masako Nagasawa, Promotion Strategies and the Boston Consulting Group Product Portfolio in the Ethical Pharmaceutical Industry, 1991

Aiken, Margaret Marx — Individual Determinants of Prescription Drug Use Among Noninstitutionalized Elderly: A Path Analytic Study of the 1980 National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey, 1991

Payne, Kattie B. — The Development and Evaluation of an Adverse Drug Event Risk Profile for Hospitalized Patients Taking Cardiovascular Drugs, 1990

White, Linda S. — Functional Analysis of Birth Certificate Data Collection Procedures in Mississippi Hospitals, 1990

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