Department of Pharmacy Administration
The University of Mississippi

Research Projects

philvennelaThe faculty and graduate students in the Department publish high quality research and present at national and international settings. The Department has an established history of securing funding from varied sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), pharmacy associations, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and private foundations. Department projects involve both primary data collection and the use of large datasets, including Medicare/Medicaid data and public datasets like MEPS. Recently funded projects which include Department faculty members and graduate students include:

  • Title: Project SCORE
  • Safety and effectiveness of opioid tapering among older adults (Yang, Bentley, Ramachandran, Bhattacharya; PI: Yang)
    NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), March 2022 – February 2025
  • National Community Pharmacy Digest (PI: Holmes)                                                                                                            National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), January 2022 – December 2027
  • Subaward: Jackson Heart Study CMS data resource working group (Yang and Bhattacharya. PI: Yang)
    NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), August 2018 – August 2025
  • Long-term opioid use in older adults: prevalence and safety (Yang, Bentley, Ramachandran; PI: Yang)
    NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), April 2018 – March 2021
  • Measuring and Improving Primary Medication Non-Adherence (West, McCaffrey, Bentley, Holmes, Pace; PI: West and McCaffrey)                                                                                                                                                                                    NACDS Foundation, July 2011 – July 2013