Department of Pharmacy Administration
The University of Mississippi

Completed Dissertation Projects


Austin Arnold— Who, What, and How Much: Understanding the Profiles, Preferences, and Valuations of Individuals Likely to Participate in Food as Medicine Programs

Siddhi Korgaonkar— Understanding Financial Toxicity Among Adult Cancer Survivors in the US

Irene Nsiah— Evaluation of Quality Ratings in Healthcare: Is There Evidence of Disparities in Their Applications?

Jennifer Toth— Medication Use and Adherence in Rheumatoid Arthritis


David Allen III— An Exploration of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Training: Currently Available Information, Perspectives, and Beliefs

Tyler Dunn– Going Green- The Relationship Between Medical Marijuana Policy Implementation and Opioid Prescribing Patterns

Swarnali Goswami — Willingness to Use HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) and Preferences Among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Yiran Rong — Immune-Related Adverse Events of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Incidence, Risk Factors, Clinical Outcomes, and Economic Burden in Older Adults with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Wesley Sparkmon — The Role of Values in Communicating Pharmacy Technician Role Expansion


Sushmitha InguvaSleep and Health-related Quality of Life among Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and Their Caregivers

Monika Salkar — Coping with Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Adults with Sickle Cell disease

Yiqiao ZhangQuality and Cost Associated with Cancer Care


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

Chukwuebuka DibiePatient Treatment Priorities and Patient-Centered Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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


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


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


Sujith Ramachandran— Identification of Stimulant Misuse and Malingering of ADHD


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


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


Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar — Management of Breast Cancer in the Medicaid Population

Philip Schwab — Customer Tolerance in Community Pharmacy


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)



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


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


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


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


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


Alan R. Spies Psychological Contract Violations in Pharmacy Students and Their Effect on Outcomes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.