Graduate Program Alumni and Research Conducted
Fung-Ju (Irene) Lin, Ph.D. Dissertation: "Condition Specific Applications for the Valuation of Health"
Garima Sharma, M.S. Capstone: "Psychometric Validation of FACIT-dyspnea scale in COPD patients"
Sacheeta Bathija, M.S. Thesis: “Anticoagulation management in patients who have undergone hip and knee replacement surgery”
Jennifer Samp, M.S. Capstone: “Economic evaluation of the impact of medication errors reported by US clinical pharmacists”
ShengshengYu, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Linking lab and pharmacy: clinical decision support to manage inpatient hyperkalemia”
Sruthi Adimadhyam, M.S. Thesis, “Risk of arrhythmias associated with inhaled anticholinergics in young individuals with asthma”
James Duhing, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Medication guide comprehension and health literacy”
Zenobia Dotiwala, M.S. Thesis: “Seasonal variation in international normalized ratio among venous thromboembolism patients on warfarin”
Xiaochan Luo, M.S. Thesis: “Estimation of efficiency with the US population median-based EQ-5D index: findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey”
Sapna Rao, M.S. Thesis: “Utilization of oral anti-diabetic medications: examining adherence to clinical guidelines”
Yoojung Yang, M.S. Thesis: “Guideline-concordant policies and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence in US Hospitals”
Yash Jalundhwala, M.S. Thesis: “Logical inconsistencies as a criterion for selecting health states in EQ-5D valuation studies”
Maria Charisse De Leon Santos, M.S. Thesis: “Health insurance and treatment use in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder”
Xiaoqing (Frank) Liu, Ph.D. Dissertation: “The impact of Medicare Part D on healthcare utilization and health of the Medicare beneficiaries”
Caitlyn T. Wilke, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Challenges and consequences of medication exposure definitions in comparative effectiveness research”
Alexandra Perez, M.S. Thesis: “Cost and effectiveness analysis of rate versus rhythm control of atrial fibrillation in heart failure”
Xue Grace Chiou, M.S. Thesis: “Utilization trends in off-label anticonvulsant drug use in the United States, 1994 to 2004”
Shengsheng Yu, M.S. Thesis: “Determinants of cardio-protective dietary supplement use in the U.S. Population: 1999-2004”
Meghana Aruru, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Health communication and functional health literacy – impact on Medicare beneficiaries”
Todd Chermak, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Effect of package label characteristics on pharmacists' visual perception of drug names”
Hsiang-Wen (Margaret) Lin, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Pharmacists’ knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and counseling on herbs and dietary supplements”
Daniela L. Motta, M.S. Thesis: “Perceptions and attitudes of key stakeholders on the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program”
Caitlyn Wilke, M.S. Thesis: “Comparison of utility weighted and unweighted HRQL measures: an empirical study”
Eunmi Jung, M.S. Thesis: “Medication use and adherence prior to death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”
Xiaoyan (Charlene) Ying, M.S. Thesis: “Risk factors associated with adverse drug events among a high risk outpatient population”
Zhixiao (Jason) Wang, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Medication adherence and its impact on health care utilization in veterans with Type II diabetes”
Hongjun Yin, Ph.D. Dissertation: "The effects of physical functioning on self-rated health in the elderly -- a longitudinal analysis”
Nasreen Khan, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Prescription drug insurance and its effect on utilization and health of the elderly”
Hiang Kiat (Jason) Tan, M.S. Thesis: “Comparing exhaustive Chi-square Automatic Interaction Detector (CHAID) and logistic regression models in explaining the prescribing of antidepressants”
Shih-Ying (Audrey) Hung, M.S. Thesis: "Impact of caregiver depression and pain on proxy assessed Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) after stroke"
Sengwee (Darren) Toh, M.S. Thesis: "Analysis of published case reports of drug name confusion”
Qian (Cassie) Cai, M.S. Thesis: "Time to permanent nursing home admissions among an aging population in the United States"
Mehul R. Dalal, Ph.D. Dissertation: "Impact of depression on functional disability and out-of-pocket medical expenditures in the elderly”
Terrence R. Jackson, Ph.D. Dissertation: "Design and validation of an objective structured clinical examination for pharmacy students delivering nonprescription medicines care”
Vinit Nair, M.S. Thesis: “Estimation of hepatotoxic drug use and outcomes in managed care as a medication error reduction strategy”
Bhakti Arondekar, Ph.D. Dissertation: "Resource utilization and cost of care in post-MI patients with and without heart failure"
Chaitanya Sarawate, M.S. Thesis: “Economic impact of postoperative ileus in abdominal surgical procedures”
Yo (Nancy) Ko, M.S. Thesis: "Functional health literacy among Chinese population in Chicago: a preliminary study"
Charisse Johnson, M.S. Thesis: "The geographic distribution of community-based pharmacy clerkship sites in the Chicago metropolitan area"
Ken-Yu Chang, Ph.D. Dissertation: "Effects of social inequality on stage at diagnosis of colorectal cancer in Illinois"
Hema N. Viswanathan, M.S. Thesis: “Management of hypertension from the patient’s perspective”
Catherine Leventis, M.S. Thesis: “Analysis of structure-function claims of herbal products”
Vishweshwar Shetty, M.S. Thesis: "Psychometric properties of the health status measurement instrument in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey”
Theresa M. Steward, M.S. Thesis: “Disease state management programs: pharmaceutical executives’ opinions, attitudes and beliefs”
Sudhir Sunagale, M.S. Thesis: “Understanding the hospitalization cost of sepsis: differences in the length of stay, mortality and hospitalization costs between gram-positive and gram-negative sepsis”
Mehul Dalal, M.S. Thesis: “Determinants of patient satisfaction with asthma care at an outpatient clinic”
Eskinder Tafesse, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Factors affecting medical outcomes of rehabilitation among stroke patients"
Swu-Jane Lin, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Diffusion of healthcare technology: adoption of fentanyl patch by physicians in Illinois”
John W. Maxwell, M.S. Thesis: “An evaluation of prescription keeping software”
Sanjay K. Gandhi, Ph.D. Dissertation: “SF-12 in arthritis clinical trials: psychometric evaluation and development of arthritis specific health indices and scores”
Gina S. Gilomen-Study, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Predicting managed care prescribing using the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior”
Margaret C. Wright, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Correlates of sentinel events in children with asthma in the Medicaid population in Cook County”
Yudan Luo, M.S. Thesis: “Strategic analysis of Zantac and Tagamet print advertising in a dynamic market”
Li-Chiun (Daphne) Hsiao, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Drug cost sharing and willingness to pay for prescribed medication purchase among HMO diabetic enrollees”
Seema Dedhiya, M.S. Thesis: “Meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials of interferon-beta in the treatment of multiple sclerosis”
Ulrike Wigger, Ph.D. Dissertation: “Medical students and primary care physicians opinions and concerns on the use of information technology”
Jeanne L. Gillespie, M.S. Thesis: "Physicians' evaluations of pharmacists drug allergy intervention messages"
Andrea L. Taylor, M.S. Thesis: “A comparative study of multiple formulary systems in an integrated healthcare delivery system”
Musadik Malik, Ph.D. Dissertation: “The effects of complexity and accountability on prescribing decision-making”
Greg T. Biedron, M.S. Thesis: "Pharmacist, nurse and physician perspectives of the drug use process"
Dalia R. Musonis, M.S. Thesis: "Hospital pharmacists' role ambiguity, role conflict and job satisfaction"
Michael E. Sliwoski, M.S. Thesis: "The role of the community pharmacist in diabetes management”
Satish Srinivasan, M.S. Thesis: "Compliance in pharmacist-physician interactions in healthcare delivery"
Jane Symon, M.S. Thesis: "Factors affecting the role of the nutritional support pharmacist"
Robert J. Valuck, Ph.D. Dissertation: "The effect of regulatory controls on the quality of psychoactive drug prescribing"
Musadik M. Malik, M.S. Thesis: "The effects of cognitive and affective framing on prescribing decisions"
Gregory Zaborniak, M.S. Thesis: "A gap analysis of the buyer provider dyad: pharmacists-drug wholesaler personnel"
Sybil N.E. Seoka, Ph.D. Dissertation: "Project selection in pharmaceutical research and development, and new product market performance”
Robert Valuck, M.S. Thesis: "Macro-level screening criteria to identify suboptimal prescribers of controlled substances"
Ulrike Wigger, M.S. Thesis: "Use of Q-technique in pharmacy student selection"
Bartholemew E. Clark, M.S. Thesis: "Manager and pharmacist employee perception of the pharmacist's professional and organizational roles in large pharmacy organizations"
H. Christian Johnson, M.S. Thesis: "Perceptions of pharmacy practice by students and faculty"
Su-Yu Chien, M.S. Thesis: "Attitudes of health science students toward drug dispensing by physicians"
Gary Baker, M.S. Thesis: "Work activity analysis: A pre- and post-computerization comparison"
Janet Martin, M.S. Thesis: "A case study of the effect of generics and new chemical entities on prescription cost of goods sold"
Mark Pilkington, M.S. Thesis: "Illinois pharmacists' judgments concerning the likelihood of selecting alternative drug therapies"
Sybil N.E. Seoka, M.S. Thesis: "Drug interactions among the non-institutionalized elderly population"
Carmen Catizone, M.S. Thesis: "Historical analysis of the accession of the Chicago College of Pharmacy by the University of Illinois in 1896"
Carl Bennett, M.S. Thesis: "An analysis of perceptions of leadership behavior and effectiveness of hospital pharmacy directors"
Steven Smith, M.S. Thesis: "Investigation of turnover of hospital pharmacists"
Frank Kokaisl, M.S. Thesis: "Reported and perceived levels of compliance with U.S. Supreme Court's standards for outpatient dispensing"
Mary Kroeger Macnider, M.S. Thesis: "Hospital pharmaceutical group purchasing -- an analysis of its advantages and disadvantages"
Ronald Gottrich, M.S. Thesis: "Pharmacists' and physicians' perceptions of drug product selection in Illinois: one year post inception"
John Machowiak, M.S. Thesis: "A sociodemographic analysis of patients' expectations and satisfaction with traditional and clinical pharmacy services in a rural community"
Paul Klinger, M.S. Thesis: "An investigation of selected aspects of bid purchasing of antibiotics in hospital pharmacy"
David Wegman, M.S. Thesis: "Evaluation of pharmacy services in state and federal correctional facilities: development of standards"
Diane J. Fisher, M.S. Thesis: "Physicians' perception of pharmacists as drug information consultants: application of Fishbein's model"