Department of Pharmacy Administration

College of Pharmacy


The faculty and students of the UIC Department of Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy (PSOP) conduct research that is used inform public policy and that impacts how society uses medications, and pharmacy and related health care services.  In order to do this, the Department actively seeks to translate and disseminates its research findings in scholarly publications.  Many of these were in high-impact journals, including The Lancet, Medical Decisions Making, British Medical Journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Pharmacotherapy, among others.

The publications listed below provide examples of the types of research conducted by the faculty and students of PSOP.


Baker WL, Marrs JC, Davis LE, Nutescu EA, Rowe AS, Ryan M, Splinter MY, Vardeny O, Fagan SC. Key articles and guidelines in the acute management and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke. Pharmacotherapy 2013;33(6):e115-42.

Baker WL, Marrs JC, Davis LE, Nutescu EA, Rowe AS, Ryan M, Splinter MY, Vardeny O, Fagan SC. Key articles and guidelines in the acute management and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke. Pharmacotherapy 2013;33(6):e115-42.

Brahmbhatt M, Palla K, Kossifologos A, Mitchell D, Lee TA. Appropriateness of medication prescribing using the STOPP/START criteria in veterans receiving home-based primary care. Consultant Pharmacist. 2013;28(6):361-369.

Carbone LD, Chin AS, Lee TA, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Hoenig HM, Akhigbe T, Weaver FM. The association of opioid use with incident lower extremity fractures in spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2013;36(2):91-96.


Cavallari LH, Nutescu EA, Duarte JD. Personalized Medicine in Cardiology: The time for genotype-guided therapy is now. Future Cardiology. 2013;9(4):459-64.


Craig BM, Hays RD, Pickard AS, Cella D, Revicki DA, Reeve BB. Comparison of US panel vendors for online surveys. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2013;15(11):e260.


Craig BM, Pickard AS, Stolk E, Brazier JE. US valuation of the SF-6D. Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(6):793-803.


Crawford SY, Schumock GT, Ursan ID, Walton SM, Donnelly AJ. Comparison of pharmacy services between critical access hospitals and other rural and small hospitals in Illinois. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013;70;1313-21.


Crawford T, Robles A, Booth B, Popovich NG. Assessment of student preferences for small versus large group discussions and access to learning materials. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2013;5(2): 103-109.


Dickens, C, Lambert BL, Cromwell T, Piano M. Nurse overestimation of patients’ health literacy. Journal of Health Communication. 2013;18(sup1), 62-69.


Dilokthornsakul P, Chaiyakunapruk N, Schumock GT, Lee TA. Calendar time-specific propensity score analysis for observational data: a case study estimating the effectiveness of inhaled long-acting beta-agonist on asthma exacerbations. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2013; 23(2):152-64.


Drozda K, Labinov Y, Jiang, R, Thomas MR, Wong SS, Patel SR, Nutescu EA, Cavallari LH. A pharmacogenetics service experience for pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2013;77(8):175.


Eurich DT, Simpson S, Senthilselvan A, Asche CV, Sandhu-Minhas J, McAlister FA. Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Sitagliptin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Population Based Cohort Study.  British Medical Journal. 2013;346:f2267.


Eurich DT, Simpson S, Senthilselvan A, Asche CV, Sandhu-Minhas J, McAlister FA. Authors’ reply to de Oliveira: Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Sitagliptin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Population Based Cohort Study.  British Medical Journal. 2013; 346:f3579.


Galanter WL, Applebaum A, Boddipauli V, Kho A, Lin M, Meltzer D., Nwankwo VT, Roberts A, Trick B, Walton SM, Lambert BL. Migration of patients between five urban teaching hospitals in Chicago. Journal of Medical Systems. 2013;37(2), 9930.


Galanter WL, Falck S, Burns M, Laragh M, Lambert BL.  Indication-based prescribing prevents wrong-patient medication errors in computerized provider order entry (CPOE). Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013;20(3), 477-481.


Haas CE, Yee GC, Cohen LJ, Haase KK, Phillips BG, Farrington E, Nesbit SA, Nutescu EA, Rodgers JE, Schwinghammer TL, Seaton TL. Qualifications of Pharmacists Who Provide Direct Patient Care: Perspectives on the Need for Residency Training and Board Certification. Pharmacotherapy. 2013;33(8):888-891.


Hagemeier NE, Murawski MM, Popovich NG. The influence of faculty mentors on junior pharmacy faculty members’ career decisions. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2013;77(3):51.


Hanson RL, Gannon MJ, Kharmo N, Sodhi M, Orr AM, Stubbings JA.  Improvement in safety monitoring of biologic response modifiers after the implementation of clinical care guidelines by a specialty pharmacy service in an academic health system.  Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2013;19(1):49-67.


Hoffman JM, Li E, Doloresco F, Matusiak L, Hunkler RJ, Shah ND, Vermeulen LC, Schumock GT. Projecting future drug expenditures in U.S. nonfederal hospitals and clinics – 2013. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013;70(6):525-39.


Krishnan JA, Lindenauer PK, Au DH, Carson SS, Lee TA, McBurnie MA, Naureckas ET, Vollmer WM, Mularski RA. Stakeholder priorities for comparative effectiveness research in COPD: a workshop report. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2013;187(3):320-326.


Kuo GM, Touchette DR, Marinac JS, for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network Collaborative. Drug errors and related interventions reported by United States clinical pharmacists: The American College of Clinical Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network Medication Error Detection, Amelioration and Prevention study. Pharmacotherapy. 2013;33(3):253–265.


Lee TA, Pickard AS. Exposure definition and measurement. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 4, pp. 45-58.


Lefebvre P, Laliberté F, Nutescu EA, Duh MS, Lamori J, Bookhart BK, Olson WH, Dea K, Hossou Y, Schein J, Kaatz S. All-cause and disease-related health care costs associated with recurrent venous thromboembolism. Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2013;110(6):1288-1297.


Lindenauer PK, Grosso LM, Wang C, Wang Y, Krishnan JK, Lee TA, Au DH, Mularski RA, Bernheim SM, Drye EE. Development, validation and results of a risk-standardized measure of hospital 30-day mortality for patients with exacerbation of COPD. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2013; 8:428-435.


Lora CM, Sokolovsky AW, Touchette DR, Jin J, Hu X, Gao W, Gerber BS. ACE inhibitor and ARB medication use among Medicaid enrollees with diabetes. Ethnicity and Disease. 2013;23(2):189-195.


MacDowell M, Glasser M, and Hunsaker M.  Rural Physician Workforce Outcomes of the Rockford Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program.  Academic Medicine. 2013;88(12):1941-7.


Manasse HR. Perspectives on the Global Evolution and Development of Pharmacy.  American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013:675-679.


Nutescu EA, Bautista A, Gao W, Galanter WL, Schumock GT, Mody SH, Bookhart BK, Lambert BL. Warfarin anticoagulation after total hip and knee replacement: Clinical and resource-utilization outcomes in a university-based antithrombosis clinic. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013; 70:423-30.


Nutescu EA, Dager WE, Kalus JS, Lewin JJ III, Cipolle MD. Management of bleeding and reversal strategies for oral anticoagulants: Clinical practice considerations. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013;70 1914-1929. 


Nutescu EA, Drozda K, Bress AP, Galanter WL, Stevenson J, Stamos TD, Desai AA, Duarte JD, Gordeuk V, Peace D, Kadkol SS, Dodge C, Saraf S, Garofalo J, Krishnan JA, Garcia JGN,

Nutescu EA, Haines ST, Wittkowsky AK. Venous Thromboembolism. In: Chisholm M, Wells BG, Schwinghammer TL, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, DiPiro JY, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2013;10:197-228.


Nutescu EA, Wittkowsky AK, Burnett A, Merli GJ, Ansell JE, Garcia DA. Delivery of Optimized Inpatient Anticoagulation Therapy: Consensus Statement from the Anticoagulation Forum.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013;47(5):714-24.


Nutescu EA. New approaches to reversing oral anticoagulant therapy. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013;70:S1-S2. 


Nutescu EA. Oral anticoagulant therapies: Balancing the risks. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013; 70:S3-S11.


Nutescu EA. Pharmacoeconomic implications of thromboprophylaxis with new oral anticoagulants after total hip or knee replacement in the USA. Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy. 2013;14(4):525-34.


Perera MA, Cavallari LH, Limdi NA, Gamazon ER, Konkashbaev A, Daneshjou R, Pluzhnikov A, Crawford DC, Wang J, Liu N, Tatonetti N, Bourgeois S, Takahashi H, Bradford Y, Burkley BM, Desnick RJ, Halperin JL, Khalifa SI, Langaee TY, Lubitz SA, Nutescu EA, Oetjens M, Shahin MH, Patel SR, Sagreiya H, Tector M, Rieder MJ,  Scott SA, Wu AH, Burmester JK, Wadelius M, Deloukas P, Wagner MJ, Mushiroda T, Kubo M, Roden DM. Cox NJ, Altman RB, Klein TE, Nakamura Y, Johnson JA. Genetic variants associated with warfarin dose in African-American individuals: a genome-wide association study. The Lancet. 2013; 382 (9894): 790-796.


Prieto-Centurion V, Markos MA, Ramey NI, Gussin HA, Nyenhuis SM, Joo MJ, Prasad B, Bracken N, Didomenico R, Godwin PO, Jaffe HA, Kalhan R, Pickard AS, Pittendrigh BR, Schatz B, Sullivan JL, Thomashow BM, Williams MV, Krishnan JA. Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations Following Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations: A Systematic Review. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2013;11(3):417-24.


Qato DM. Use of medicines in communities of Palestinian refugees: a mixed-methods study. The Lancet. 2013;382:S30.


Reardon G, Pandya N, Nutescu EA, Lamori J, Damaraju CV, Schein J, Bookhart B. Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Nursing Home Residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2013;S1525-8610(13)00081-9.


Schumock G, Stubbing JA. How to Develop a Business Plan for Pharmacy Services, 2nd Edition. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013.


Schumock GT, Lee TA, Pickard AS, Lee WJ, Patel HN, Dilokthornsakul P, Shoaibi A, Archdeacon P. Alternative methods for health outcomes of interest validation. Silver Spring, MD: Food and Drug Administration, Sentinel Initiative, Mini-Sentinel Program. August 31, 2013.


Schumock GT, Ursan ID, Crawford SY, Walton SM, Donnelly AJ. Pharmacy Practice in Small and Rural Hospitals—2011. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013; 70(13):1144-1152.


Seal B, Asche CV, Puto K, Allen PD. Efficacy, Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs), and Tolerability of the Changing Therapeutic Landscape in Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer (MPC): A Systemic Literature Review.  Value in Health. 2013;16(5):872-90.


Seal BS, Sullivan SD, Ramsey SD, Shermock KM, Ren J, Kreilick C, Boklage S, Valluri S, Sarma S, Asche CV.  Medical Costs Associated with Use of Systemic Therapy in Adults with Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2013;19(6):461-467.


Sharma A, Ketteler M, Marshall TS, Khan SS, Schumock GT. Comparative Cost Analysis of Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism with Paricalcitol or Cinacalcet with Low-dose Vitamin D in Hemodialysis Patients. Journal of Medical Economics. 2013;16(9):1129-36.


Shaughnessy P, Chao N, Shapiro J, Walters K, McCarty J, Abhyankar S, ShayaniS, Helmons P, Leather H, Pazzalia A, Pickard AS. Pharmacoeconomics of hematopoietic stem cell mobilization: an overview of current evidence and gaps in the literature. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2013;19(9):1301-9.


Smythe MA, Fanikos J, Gulseth MP, Wittkowsky AK, Spinler SA, Dager WE, Nutescu EA. Rivaroxaban: practical considerations for ensuring safety and efficacy. Pharmacotherapy 2013;33(11):1223-45.


Stroupe KT, Smith BM, Hogan TP, St. Andre JR, Gellad WF, Weiner S, Lee TA, Burk M, Cunningham F, Piette JD, Rogers TJ, Huo Z, Weaver FM. Medication acquisition across systems of care and patient-provider communication among older veterans. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013;70:804-813.


Stubbings JA, Lau DT.  Medicare Part D research highlights and policy updates, 2013: Impact and insights. Clinical Therapeutics. 2013;35(4);402-412.


Svarstad BL, Kotchen JM, Shireman TI, Brown RB, Crawford SY, Mount JK, Palmer PA, Vivian EM, Wilson DA. Improving refill adherence and hypertension control in black patients: Wisconsin TEAM Trial. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2013;53:520-529.


Toh S, Baker MA, Brown JS, Kornegay C, Platt R; Mini-Sentinel Investigators. Rapid assessment of cardiovascular risk among users of smoking cessation drugs within the US Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel program. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2013;173(9):817-9.


Walton SM, Ursan ID, Crawford SY, Donnelly AJ, Schumock GT. A 2011 Survey of Pharmacy Staffing Levels and Vacancy Rates in Small and Rural Hospitals in Illinois: From Shortage to Saturation? American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2013;70:1392-1396.


Wittkowsky AK, Nutescu EA. Thrombosis. In: Alldredge BK, Corelli RL, Ernst ME, Guglielmo JB, Jacobson PA, Kradjan WA, Williams BR, eds. Koda-Kimble and Young’s Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, 10th ed. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013;16:345-376.


Zorek JA, Lambert BL, Popovich NG. The four year evolution of a social science-based doctor of pharmacy course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2013;77(6), 119.