Department of Pharmacy Administration

The University of Mississippi

Completed Thesis Projects


Bhattacharya, Kaustuv— Burden of Depression among Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Enrolled in National Medicaid, 2016

Crumby, Ashley— The Decision to Pursue Pharmacy Residency Training: Motivators, Barriers, and the Fear of Missing Out

Keeling, Nick— Payer Perspectives on Preemptive Pharmacogenetic Testing


Jackson, Tristen – Primary Care Providers’ Provision of Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Counseling for Patients with Cardiovascular Risk, 2015

Nunna, Sasikiran – Biological and Psychosocial Risk Factors of Stroke in African Americans Enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), 2015

Verma, Divya— Impact of Refill Synchronization Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease, 2015


Ramachandran, Sujith— Determining Physician and Patient Characteristics that Predict the Use of Atypical Antipsychotics Children with Mental Health Disorders, 2014

Parrett, James— Pharmacists’ Preparedness for Acute Medical Emergencies, 2014


Shah, Ruchitbhai — Community Pharmacists’ Attitudes Toward an Expanded Class of Nonprescription Drugs, 2013


Dharmarajan, Sai — Case-Mix Adjustment of Adherence Based Pharmacy Quality Indicator Scores, 2011

Joshi, Namita — Factors Affecting Community Pharmacy Owners’ Attitudes toward and Likelihood to Adopt RxSync Service, 2011

Lokhandwala, Tasneem — Do statins improve outcomes in patients with asthma on inhaled corticosteroid therapy? A retrospective analysis of the Mississippi Medicaid database 2002-2004, 2011

Oko-Osi, Hafiz — Market Response to FDA Safety Warnings: A Case Study Using an Interrupted Time Series Analysis of the Medicare Database for 2006-2008, 2011

Padwal, Tushar — An Examination of Factors Influencing the Program Choice of Graduate Students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2011

Shahpurwala, Zainab — Pharmacy-level Quality Measures and the Consumer: Preferences and Attitudes, 2011

Verma, Sumit — The Strategic Value Driver Model: A Methodology For Examining Value Drivers For A New Pharmaceutical Product In Diabetes, 2011


Athavale, Amod — The Measurement of Pharmacy Loyalty and its Use in the Development of Marketing Strategies for the RxSync Service™, 2010

Basak, Ram Sankar — Willingness to Influence Indication-Based Off-Label Prescribing: An Investigation of Hospital Pharmacies, 2010

Jariwala, Krutika — Factors that Physicians Find Encouraging and Discouraging about Electronic Prescribing: A Quantitative Study, December, 2010

Donna Kyle

Null, Kyle — Consumer Acceptance of Health-Related Technologies:  Incorporating Perceived Health Risk into the Technology Acceptance Model, 2010

Thumula, Vennela — Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Estimates of Epidemiology, Quality of Care, Costs and Resource Utilization in a Medicaid Population, 2010

Torres, Leonardo — Pharmacists’ Rating of Relevance of Available Information in Deciding the Validity of Opioid Medication Prescriptions, 2010


Schwab, Philip — Cigarette Sales in Pharmacy: An Examination of the Relationship Value of Customers Who Purchase Cigarettes in Retail Pharmacies, 2009

Gopal, Gayatri — Examining the Influence of Perceived Risk, Perceived Variability, and Confidence on Consumers Intentions to Seek OTC Medication Advice from Health Professionals, 2007

Bunniran, Su — Examining Attributions of Blame and Consumer Trust Following Market Withdrawal of a Pharmaceutical Product, 2006

Jalnawala, Nekshan — A Study of the Influence of Detail Message Characteristics on Physicians’ Beliefs about Medications and Credibility, 2005

Paul, Doug — Pharmaceutical Marketers’ Perceptions of the Benefits and Drivers of the First-Mover Advantage in Pharmaceutical Markets: An Exploratory Study, 2005

Sadasivan, Ravi — The Effect of Visual Images in Printed Direct-toConsumer Advertising of Prescriotion Medications on External Information Search, 2005


Lobb, William — The Effect of a School of Origin Variable on the Traditional Predictors and Prediction of Undergraduate Pharmacy Students’ Academic Performance, 2004

Shah, Mansi — Effects of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising on the Quality of the Patient-Physician  Relationship, 2003

Arntson, Kornkanok — Determinants of Influence: An Investigation of Pharmacist Activity in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, 2002

Thompson, James Blake — College Preparation for Pharmaceutical Sales Careers, 2001

Sewak, Saurabh S. — Cybermarketing of Pharmaceuticals: A Case for Style Over Substance?, 2000


Kaisare, Vivek — An Exploratory Investigation of the Potential for Direct-to-Consumer Advertising in the Type 2 Diabetes Market, 1999

Bonnarens, Joseph Keith — Determining the Level of Patient Care Specialty Service Development and Entrepreneurial Characteristics Present in Independent Community Pharmacy, 1999

West, Donna Sue — Information Technologies in Community Pharmacy Practice, 1997

Bouldin, Alicia Corrine Sanders — Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Herbal Medicines: A Descriptive Study, 1996

Bentley, John Paul — A Study of the Feasibility of the Utilization of Health Related Quality of Life Instruments in the Community Pharmacy Settings, 1996

Chukkapalli, Ram Mohan — Consumer Self-Medication Behavior: the Influence of Different Factors on Consumer’s Purchase Decisions in the Selection of OTC Analgesics, 1995

For thesis project titles prior to 1995, please see the Department History page