Profile: Rajender Aparasu

Rajender Aparasu
Rajender Aparasu, MPharm., Ph.D., FAPhA
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Texas Medical Center Campus, Room 425
1441 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030

832-842-8374
832-842-8383 (Fax)
rraparasu@uh.edu

Education

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Kakatiya University, India
Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), Jadavpur University, India
Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA

Teaching Experience

2014-present
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Department Chair, Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
College of Pharmacy, University of Houston
2006-2013
Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Division Head/Assistant Dept. Chair, Pharmacy Administration & Public Health
College of Pharmacy, University of Houston
2005-2006
Professor of Pharmacy Administration,
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
2000-2005
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
1995–2000
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Research Interests

  • Quality of Pharmaceutical care in the Elderly
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Medication-related Morbidity

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow, American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, 2012
  • Exceptional Reviewer, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2011
  • Exceptional Reviewer, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2008
  • Exceptional Reviewer, Medical Care, 2008
  • Best Poster Award, 9th Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Health Outcomes Conference, Houston, TX, 2008
  • Exceptional Reviewer, Medical Care, 2007
  • Best Poster Award, 8th Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Health Outcomes Conference, Houston, TX, 2007
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2007
  • Best Poster Award, 7th Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Health Outcomes Conference, Houston, TX, 2006
  • APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award, 2005
  • Member, APhA Medication Therapy Management Task Force, 2004
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, Wintergreen Conference, 2001
  • South Dakota State University The College of Pharmacy Research Achievement Award, 2001
  • Expert Consultant, Patient Safety Taskforce for AHRQ-CDC-FDA-HCFA, 2001
  • Research (J Am Pharm Assoc 1999;39:332-7) is included in E1162 US Congressional Record - Extension of Remark- June 8, 1999 presented to the Congress by Hon. Fortney Pete Stark, 1999

Courses

  • PHCA 6180 Seminar in Pharmacy Administration
  • PHCA 6306 Pharmacy Administration II
  • PHCA 8301 Pharmacy Administration III
  • PHAR 5261 Pharmacy Management I
  • PHCA 6317 Secondary Data Analysis in Pharmacy Administration

Selected Publications

Chitnis AS, Aparasu RR, Chen H, Johnson ML. Comparative effectiveness of different angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on risk of hospitalization in patients with heart failure. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2012;1(2);196-206.

Mehta HB, Rajan SS, Aparasu RR, Johnson ML. Application of the nonlinear Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to study racial/ethnic disparities in antiobesity medication use in the United States. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2012 May 1. [epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22554395.

Desai RJ, Agarwal SJ, Aparasu RR. Drug use trends for arthritis and other rheumatic conditions and effect of patient's age on treatment choice. N C Med J. 2011 Nov-Dec;72(6):432-8. PubMed PMID: 22523849.

Johnson ML, Parikh N, Kunik ME, Schulz PE, Patel JG, Chen H, Aparasu RR, Morgan RO. Antihypertensive drug use and the risk of dementia in patients with diabetes mellitus. Alzheimers Dement. 2012 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22521970.

Palli SR, Kamble PS, Chen H, Aparasu RR. Persistence of stimulants in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2012 Apr;22(2):139-48. PubMed PMID: 22364400.

Chatterjee S, Chen H, Johnson ML, Aparasu RR. Risk of falls and fractures in older adults using atypical antipsychotic agents: a propensity score-adjusted, retrospective cohort study. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Apr;10(2):83-94. doi: 10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.10.006. PubMed PMID: 22306198.

Palli SR, Mehta S, Aparasu RR. Prevalence and predictors of human papillomavirus vaccination in adolescent girls. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 Jan 1;52(1):52-8. PubMed PMID: 22257616.

Bali V, Chatterjee S, Aparasu RR. Datapoints: psychotropic drug use among elderly patients in home care in the United States. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Jan 1;63(1):6. PubMed PMID: 22227752.

Chen H, Patel A, Sherer J, Aparasu RR. The definition and prevalence of pediatric psychotropic polypharmacy. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Dec 1;62(12):1450-5. PubMed PMID: 22193792.

Bhattacharya R, Chatterjee S, Carnahan RM, Aparasu RR. Prevalence and Predictors of Anticholinergic Agents in Elderly Outpatients with Dementia. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011 Dec;9(6):434-41. doi: 10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.10.001. PMID: 22030114

Desai RJ, Ashton CM, Deswal A, Morgan RO, Mehta HB, Chen H, Aparasu RR, Johnson ML. Comparative effectiveness of individual angiotensin receptor blockers on risk of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Mar;21(3):233-40. doi: 10.1002/pds.2175. doi: 10.1002/pds.2175. Epub 2011 Jul 22.

Parikh NM, Morgan RO, Kunik ME, Chen H, Aparasu RR, Yadav RK, Schulz PE, Johnson ML. Risk factors for dementia in patients over 65 with diabetes. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;26(7):749-57. doi: 10.1002/gps.2604.

Chitnis AS, Aparasu RR, Chen H, Johnson ML. Effect of certain angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on mortality in heart failure: A multiple-propensity analysis. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Mehta S, Chen H, Johnson M, Aparasu RR. Risk of serious cardiac events in older adults using antipsychotic agents. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011 Apr;9(2):120-32. doi: 10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.03.004.

Karkare SU, Bhattacharjee S, Kamble P, Aparasu R. Prevalence and predictors of antidepressant prescribing in nursing home residents in the United States. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011 Apr;9(2):109-19. doi: 10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.03.001

Satabdi Chatterjee, Sandhya Mehta, Jeff Sherer, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prevalence and predictors of anticholinergic medication use in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: analysis of data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. Drugs Aging. 2010 Dec 1;27(12):987-97.

Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Risk of falls and fractures in older adults using antipsychotic agents: a propensity-matched retrospective cohort study. Drugs Aging. 2010 Oct 1;27(10):815-29.

Saurabh Nagar, Jeff Sherer, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu. Extent of functional impairment in children and adolescents with depression. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010 Sep;26(9):2057-64.

Sandipan Bhattacharjee, Swapna Karkare, Pravin Kamble, Rajender R. Aparasu. Datapoints: Psychotropic drug utilization among elderly nursing home residents in the United States. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Jul;61(7):655.

Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Risk of cerebrovascular adverse events in older adults using antipsychotic agents: a propensity-matched retrospective cohort study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Jun;71(6):689-98.

Saurabh Nagar, Sandhya Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Health care consequences of black-box warnings for antidepressants in the United States and Canada. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2010 Mar;6(1):78-8

Pravin Kamble, Hua Chen, Jeff Sherer, Rajender R. Aparasu. Off-label use of second-generation antipsychotic agents among elderly nursing home residents. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Feb;61(2):130-6.

Sandhya Mehta, Saurabh Nagar, Rajender R. Aparasu. Unmet prescription medication need in U.S. children. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2009 Nov-Dec;49(6):769-76.

Pravin Kamble, Hua Chen, Jeff Sherer, Rajender R. Aparasu. Use of antipsychotics among elderly nursing home residents with dementia in the US: an analysis of National Survey Data. Drugs Aging. 2009;26(6):483-92.

Rajender R. Aparasu, Elda Jano, Vinod Bhatara. Concomitant antipsychotic prescribing in US outpatient settings. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2009 Sep;5(3):234-41.

Elda Jano, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Hospitalization risk associated with typical and atypical antipsychotic use in community-dwelling elderly patients. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008 Oct;6(4):198-204.

Pravin Kamble, Jeff Sherer, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu. Antipsychotic drug use among elderly nursing home residents in the United States. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008 Oct;6(4):187-97.

Hua Chen, Afam Nwangwu A, Rajender R. Aparasu, et al. The impact of Medicare Part D on psychotropic utilization and financial burden for community-based seniors. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Oct;59(10):1191-7.

Rajender R. Aparasu, Rebecca Baer, Anuradha Aparasu. Hypertension Management in Outpatient Visits by Diabetic Patients.  Res Soc Admn  Pharm. 2008 Sep;4(3):284-91.

Elda Jano, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Determinants of atypical antipsychotic use among antipsychotic users in community-dwelling elderly, 1996-2004. Curr Med Res Opin. 2008; 24 (3):709-716

Vinod Bhatara, Rajender R. Aparasu. Pharmacotherapy with atomoxetine for US children and adolescents. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Jul-Sep;19(3):175-80.

Elda Jano, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Antipsychotic Utilization and Expenditure Trends Among Elderly Persons. Psychiatric Services. 2007; Nov;58(11):1400.

Rajender R. Aparasu, Rebecca Baer, Anuradha Aparasu. Potential Drug-Drug Interactions in Outpatient Settings in the United States. Res Soc Admn  Pharm  2007 Dec;3(4):426-37.

Elda Jano, Rajender R. Aparasu. Healthcare outcomes associated with beers' criteria: a systematic review. Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Mar;41(3):438-47

Rajender R. Aparasu, Vinod Bhatara. Patterns And Determinants Of Antipsychotic Prescribing In Children And Adolescents. Cur Med Res Opin  2007; 23 (1):49-56

Jane Mort, Rebecca Baer, Rajender R. Aparasu. SSRI and NSAID Interaction: A review of the Literature. Pharmacother 2006 Sep;26(9):1307-13.

Rajender R. Aparasu, Vinod Bhatara. Atypical Antipsychotic Prescriptions Use and Expenditures in the United States., Psychiatr Serv. 2006;57(12):1693.

Books/Chapters

Aparasu RR, Editor, Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy. 1st Edition Pharmaceutical Product Press. Binghamton, NY, December 2010.

Aparasu RR. Scientific Approach to Pharmaceutical Policy Research. In Research Methods For Pharmaceutical Practice And Policy.  Aparasu RR, Ed. Pharmaceutical Product Press. Binghamton, NY, December 2010.

Aparasu RR. Measurement Theory and Methods. In Research Methods For Pharmaceutical Practice And Policy. Aparasu RR, Ed. Pharmaceutical Product Press. Binghamton, NY, December 2010.

Aparasu RR. Sampling Methods. In Research Methods For Pharmaceutical Practice And Policy. Aparasu RR, Ed. Pharmaceutical Product Press. Binghamton, NY, December 2010.

Aparasu RR. Secondary Data Analysis: National Sample Data. In Research Methods For Pharmaceutical Practice And Policy. Aparasu RR, Ed. Pharmaceutical Product Press. Binghamton, NY, December 2010.

Peer-reviewed Presentations & Abstracts

Jeetvan Patel, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Comparison of risk adjustment models in predicting disease specific and total health care expenditure for COPD. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A61. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Debajyoti Bhowmik, Hua Chen, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu, et al. Pharmacotherapy and associated outcomes in pediatric bipolar depression. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A81. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Vishal Bali, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Comparison of risk adjustment methods in predicting health care expenditure among children with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A81-82. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Rituparna Bhattachrya, Hua Chen, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu. Obesity and risk of depression/anxiety in children and adolescents: a medical expenditure panel survey study. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A84. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Pravin Kamble, Patricia Mullen PD, Helena VonVille, Rajender R. Aparasu. A systematic review of effect of antipsychotic agents on mortality in schizophrenia. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A85. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Sandhya Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Treatment utilization patterns and expenditures in depressed older adults in the United States: results from medical expenditure panel survey. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A94-95. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Ayush Patel, Sonam Mehta, Hua Chen, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu. Utilization patterns and adherence to psychotropic polypharmacy in bipolar children and adolescents. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A95. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Juhi Shah, Kimberly Birtcher, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael Johnson. Effect of secondary preventive measures on the health related quality of life of myocardial infarction patients. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A127. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Hemal Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael Johnson. Comparison of Charlson, Elixhauser and HRQoL-CI risk adjustment measures in predicting health-related quality of life in heart failure patients. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A127-128. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Juhi Shah, Kimberly Birtcher, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael Johnson. Prevalence and determinants of pharmacotherapy in myocardial infarction patients. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A129. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Harshali Patel, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Comparative performance of comorbidity measures to risk-adjust health related quality of life in diabetes patients. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A190-191. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Rajender R. Aparasu, Satabdi Chatterjee. Antipsychotic use and risk of nursing home admission among community-dwelling dual eligible beneficiaries. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A192. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Rajender R. Aparasu, Satabdi Chatterjee. Risk of all-cause hospitalization in dual eligible beneficiaries using antipsychotic agents. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A192. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Parul Gupta, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael Johnson. Do we need a gender-specific health related quality of life comorbidity index? Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A203-204. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Rajender R. Aparasu, Satabdi Chatterjee, Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen. Antipsychotic use and risk of all-cause mortality in elderly dual eligible beneficiaries. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A3-4. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Sonam Mehta, Ayush Patel, Hua Chen, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu. Comparative effectiveness of monotherapy with mood stabilizers versus atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents: a retrospective claims-data study. Value in Health, June 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 4,Page A5. ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, June 2012

Rajender R. Aparasu, Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen. Performance Of Two Instrumental Variables To Examine The Risk Of Death In Dual Eligible Elderly Nursing Home Residents Using Antipsychotic Agents Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A201

Rajender R. Aparasu, Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen. Risk Of Death In Dual Eligible Nursing Home Residents Using Antipsychotic Agents Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Pages A186-A187

Swapna Karkare, Rajender R. Aparasu, Hua Chen, et al. Antidepressant Persistence And Associated Health Care Expenditures In Children With Depression, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A199, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1096.

Swetha R. Palli, Rajender R. Aparasu, Hua Chen, et al. Psychotropic Polypharmacy In Children And Adolescents With Attention - Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A200, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1103.

Jeetvan Patel, Rajender R. Aparasu, Suja Rajan, Michael Johnson. Factors Leading To High Health Care Expenditure Among Obese Individuals In The United States, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A64, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.361. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1098301511005006)

Swetha R. Palli, Rajender R. Aparasu, Hua Chen, et al. Persistence Of Stimulant Treatment In Children And Adolescents With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A200, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1102.

Rituprna Bhattacharya, Satabdi Chatterjee, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prevalence Of Anticholinergic Drug Prescribing In Elderly Outpatients With Dementia, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A188, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1041.

Ankit Patel, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu. The Definition And Prevalence Of Psychotropic Polypharmacy In Medicaid Children And Adolescents, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A106, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.591.

Sonam Mehta, Rituprna Bhattacharya, Rajender R. Aparasu. Utilization Pattern Of Psychotherapy As An Adjunct To Pharmacotherapy Among Ambulatory Bipolar Disorder Patients, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A200, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1101.

Hemal Mehta, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael Johnson. Application Of The Non-Linear Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition To Study Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Anti-Obesity Medication Use, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A69, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.386.

Hemal Mehta, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael Johnson. National Trends In Anti-Obesity Medication Use From 2002 To 2007, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A69, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.387.

Sandipan Bhattacharjee, Rajender R. Aparasu, Hua Chen, et al. Stimulant Or Atomoxetine Utilization Associated With Neurological Adverse Events In Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Retrospective Analysis Of Propensity Score Matched Data, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A185, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1025.

Ruchika Agrawal, Juhi Shah, Poja Chopra, Rajender R. Aparasu, Trends In Antibiotic Prescribing Rates In Ambulatory Care Settings For Adults In The United States With Nasopharyngitis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections And Bronchitis From 2006 To 2008, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A144, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.801.

Sandipan Bhattacharjee, Rajender R. Aparasu, Hua Chen, et al. Comparative Safety Of Stimulant And Atomoxetine Associated With The Risk Of Substance Use Disorder Among Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A6, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.040.

Micheal Johnson, Rohan Parikh, Suja Rajan, Rajender R. Aparasu. Effect Of ACEI And ARB On Health Related Quality Of Life In Patients With Hypertension And Diabetes, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A46, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.262.

Satabdi Chatterjee, Rajender R. Aparasu, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson. Risk Of Falls And Fractures In Older Adults Using Atypical Antipsychotics-A Multiple Propensty Score Adjusted Retrospective Cohort Study, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A186, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.1028.

Jeetvan Patel, Rajender R. Aparasu, Suja Rajan, Michael Johnson. Impact Of Obesity On Age-Specific Prevalence Of Chronic Diseases In The United States, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Pages A69-A70, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.391.

Ayush Patel, Linda Ho, Rajender R. Aparasu, et al., Predictors Of Bisphosphonate Prescription In Patients With Osteoporosis, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Page A132, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.737.

Ankit Shah, Aditi Kadakia, Rajender R. Aparasu, et al. Trends In Utilization Of Pregnancy Risk Category D And X Drugs Among Pregnant Women In The United States, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Pages A27-A28, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.159.

Jeetvan Patel, Rajender R. Aparasu, Suja Rajan, Michael Johnson. Prevalence Ratios Against Odds Ratios As Effect Measures In A Cross-Sectional Study Of Obesity And Its Chronic Comorbid Conditions, Value in Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting Research Abstracts, May 2011, Pages A72-A73, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.407.

Shivani Mhatre, Parul Gupta, Prjakta Bhounsule, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prescription Pattern of ACEI/ARBs, Statins,and Aspirin among Hypertensive Diabetics Above 40 Years of Age. J Am Pharm Assoc March/April 2011:51:2:(Abstract) Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Seattle, WA, March 25-28, 2011

Saurabh Nagar, Jeff Sherer, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu. Functional Impairment in Children And Adolescents With Depression. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages A118-A119, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72571-7.

Saurabh Nagar, Jeff Sherer, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu. Health Care Expenditures In Pediatric Population With Depression In The United States. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A120, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72578-X.

Michael L. Johnson, Santhosh Agarwal, Rajender R. Aparasu, Sujit Sansgiry. Quality Of Pharmaceutical Care Provided In A Chronic Disease: Geographic Variation, Process Of Care Measures And Clinical Outcomes Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A178, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72867-9.

Debajyoti Bhowmick, Hua Chen, Vinod Bhatara, Rajender R. Aparasu. Risk Of Weight Gain With The Use Of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors And Atypical Antipsychotics Combination Treatment In Children And Adolescents Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages A180-A181, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72880-1.

Mo Yang, Ankur Patel, Rajender R. Aparasu. Drug Utilization Patterns For Pediatric Asthma In Ambulatory Care Settings. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A202, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72990-9.

Rohan Parikh, Jeetvan Patel, Hemal Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Drug Prescribing Pattern In Ambulatory Care Settings For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In 2006-2007. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A202, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72991-0.

Ravi Goyal, Darshan Sanghani, Rajender R. Aparasu. National Anti-Allergic Drug Utilization Patterns In Adults With Allergic Rhinitis: National Ambulatory Care Survey Results. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A203, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72994-6.

Jeetvan Patel, Rohan Parikh, Hemal Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Ten Year Trends In Prescription Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Medication Among Adults From 1996 To 2005. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A204, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72999-5.

Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Risk Of Falls And Fractures In Older Adults Using Atipsychotic Agents- A Propensity-Matched Retrospective Cohort Study. Podium presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A4, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72003-9.

Abhishek Chitnis, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael L. Johnson. Comparing Binary Propensity Score Analysis With Multiple Propensity Score Approach Among Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. Podium presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages A7-A8, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72018-0.

Sandhya Mehta, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Comparison Of Different Propensity Score Matching Methods In Elderly Antipsychotic Users. Podium presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A8, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72019-2.

Swetha Palli, Sandhya Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prevalence And Correlates Of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination In Adolescent Girls: Results From National Survey Of Childrens Health. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A47, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72212-9.

Swapna Karkare, Sandipan Bhattacharya, Pravin Kamble, Sandhya Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prevalence And Predictors Of Antidepressant Prescribing In Elderly Nursing Home Residents In The United States. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages A84-A85, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72400-1.

Sandipan Bhattacharya, Swapna Karkare, Pravin Kamble, Sandhya Mehta, Rajender R. Aparasu. Psychotropic Drug Utilization Patterns Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents In The United States. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Page A85, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72401-3.

Satabdi Chatterjee, Sandhya Mehta, Jeff Sherer, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prevalence And Predictors Of Anticholinergic Medication Use In Elderly Nursing Home Residents With Dementia. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, GA, May 15-19, 2010. Value in Health, Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages A107-A108, ISSN 1098-3015, DOI: 10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72517-1.

Swetha Palli, Rajender R. Aparasu, et al. “Medication Use Determinants of Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in US outpatient settings”, J Am Pharm Assoc March/April 2010:50:2:(Abstract) Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C., March 12-15, 2010.

Dilip Makhija, Swapna Karkare, Rajender R. Aparasu. “Patterns and Predictors of an Antibiotic prescription in patients with chronic sinusitis” J Am Pharm Assoc March/April 2010:50:2:(Abstract) Presented at The American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington, D.C., March 12-15, 2010.

Presentations

Pooja Chopra, Ruchika Agrawal, Juhi Shah J, Rajender R. Aparasu. Predictors of Inappropriate Antibiotics Prescribing for Adults with Nasopharyngitis, Acute Bronchitis, and Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, April 27-29, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Abhishek Chitnis, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael L. Johnson. Do angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors all provide the same outcome benefits in patients with heart failure? Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of Drug Information Association, Washington, D.C. June 2010

Cody W. Meuth, Angelica A. Klinski, Anthony C. Luparello, Rajender R. Aparasu. Prescribing Patterns in Treating Acute Otitis Media: Is the Observation Option Observed? Poster presentation at the Midyear Meeting, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 6-10, 2009

Niraj Parikh, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael L. Johnson. Risk Factors For Dementia In Elderly Patients With Diabetes Mellitus. Poster presentation at the 14th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Orlando, FL. May 16-20, 2009.

Abhishek Chitnis, Hua Chen, Rajender R. Aparasu, Michael L. Johnson. Comparative Effectiveness Of Individual Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes In Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. Podium presentation at the 14th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Orlando, FL. May 16-20, 2009.

Sandhya Mehta, Saurabh Nagar, Rajender R. Aparasu. Unmet Prescription Medication Need due to Cost, Health Plan Problem, and Lack of Insurance in U.S. Children: Results from National Survey of Children’s Health Data. Poster presentation at the 14th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Orlando, FL. May 16-20, 2009.

Sandhya Mehta, Saurabh Nagar, Rajender R. Aparasu. Antidepressants and Antipsychotics use in Children - Has the Utilization Changed after Safety Warnings?” Poster presentation at the 14th Annual International Meeting, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Orlando, FL. May 16-20, 2009.

Hua Chen, Afam Nwangwu, Rajender R. Aparasu. The Impact Of Medicare New Drug Benefit (Part D) On The Utilization Of Psychotropic Medications And Consequent Out Of Pocket Expenditure For Elderly, International Society For Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Canada. May 2008.

Pravin Kamble, Sham Chaudhari, Taiwo Obajuluwa and Rajender R. Aparasu. Antipsychotic Use Among the Elderly in the United States Nursing Homes. Presented at the 8th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, November 6, 2007, Houston, TX. *Third Place, Best Poster Award (3rd Place) in Efficiency Section*

Sham L. Chaudhari, Pravin Kamble, Taiwo Obajuluwa and Rajender R. Aparasu. Prescribing of Potentially Inappropriate Psychotropic Medications to Elderly Nursing Home Resident in the United States. Presented at the 8th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, November 6, 2007, Houston, TX. *Second Place, Best Poster Award in Patient Safety Section*

Elda Jano, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson, Rajender R. Aparasu. Short-Term Healthcare Impact of Atypical Antipsychotic Use In The Elderly, Presented at the 8th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, November 6, 2007, Houston, TX.

Taiwo Obajuluwa, Sham L. Chaudhari, Pravin Kamble, and Rajender R. Aparasu. Prevalence Of Top Ten Dangerous Drug-Drug Interactions In Nursing Homes Residents. Presented at the 8th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, November 6, 2007, Houston, TX.

Elda B. Jano, Vinod Bhatara, Rajender R. Aparasu. Concomitant Antipsychotic Therapy In The Outpatient Settings, Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association, Atlanta, GA, March 2007

Rajender R. Aparasu, Vinod Bhatara. National Patterns Of Atomoxetine Use In Children And Adolescents. Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association, Atlanta, GA, March 2007

Elda B. Jano and Rajender R. Aparasu. Health Care Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Medication Use: A Review of Literature. Presented at the 7th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, November 14, 2006 at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. TX. *Winner of Best Poster Award in Patient Safety Section*

Rajender R. Aparasu, Inappropriate Medication Use. 2006 APhA Research Roundtable Presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association, San Francisco, CA, March 2006

Professional Service & Affiliations

Memberships
American Pharmacists Association
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Editorial Board Appointments
Honorary Editorial Board: Drugs and Aging (2013-present)
Executive Editor: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology (2011 – present)
Associate Editor: BMC Geriatrics (2009 – present)
Board Member: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety (2008 – present)
Board Member: Open Health Services and Policy Journal (2008 – present)
Board Member: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (2004 – present)

Peer Reviewer
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists (2001 – Present)
American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (2011 – Present)
Archives of General Psychiatry (2009 – Present)
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (2008 – Present)
American Journal of Managed Care (2000 – Present)
Biomedical Central Nursing (2004 – Present)
Biomedical Central Geriatrics (2009 – Present)
Bipolar Disorders (2010 – Present)
Clinical Therapeutics (1998 – Present)
Current Medical and Research Opinion (2006 – Present)
Drugs & Aging (2003 – Present)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care (2005 – Present
International Psychogeriatrics (2010 – Present)
Journal of American Pharmacists Association (1998 – Present)
Journal of General Internal Medicine (2008 – Present)
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology (2004 – Present)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (2009 – Present)
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (2009 – Present)
Medical Care (2001 – Present)
Psychiatric Services (2008 – Present)
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (2009 – Present)
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (2004 – Present)