Profile: Sujit Sansgiry

Sujit Sansgiry
Sujit S. Sansgiry, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy

UH College of Pharmacy
Texas Medical Center Campus, Room 332
1441 Moursund
Houston, TX 77070

832-842-8392 (phone)
832-842-8383 (Fax)
SSansgiry@uh.edu

Education

Post-doctoral Pharmacoeconomic Research Fellowship at RxAmerica/Novartis sponsored fellowship completed 1998.

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Emphasis Pharmacy Administration), graduated May 1997.

Dissertation Topic: Information Processing of Over-the-Counter Medication Labels: Effect of Consumer Involvement and Package Vividness. Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Idaho State University, U.S.

Master of Science in Pharmacy (Emphasis Pharmacy Administration), graduated May 1994.

Thesis Topic: Effect of Graphics on Comprehension of Information Present on Nonprescription Drug Labels. Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Idaho State University, U.S.

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, graduated August 1989. Principal K. M. Kundanani College of Pharmacy, University of Bombay, Bombay, India.

Research Interests

Research interests include developing, designing, and analyzing new methods and techniques to study health care and treatment outcomes. Primary areas of research include projects in the field of pharmacoeconomics, health outcomes analysis, health and pharmaceutical marketing research, and consumer health behavior.

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of multiple best poster awards at the 12th annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX December 2011
  • Recipient of the best poster award (out of 1150 presentations) at the 16th annual conference of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2011
  • Recipient of the best poster award at the 11th annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX, December 2010
  • Nominee for the 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Houston Alumni Organization
  • Nominee for the 2010 Faculty Service Award UH College of Pharmacy
  • Recipient of 2 best poster awards at the 10th annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX, December 2009
  • Recipient of the 10 Year Service award, UH College of Pharmacy 2009
  • Finalist for the best poster award at the 14th International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2009
  • Recipient, Best Poster Award at the 9th Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, Texas, December 2008
  • Recipient, Best Poster Awards (three) at the 8th Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, Texas, November 2007
  • Co-recipient, American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Poster Presentation Merit Award 2007
  • Inducted in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005
  • Invited by the US FDA as a Visiting Professor Lectureship on the topic of Consumer Comprehension on OTC drug labels, 2005
  • Recipient of the Best Poster Award (out of 581) at 10th Annual ISPOR meeting, 2005
  • Recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Houston Alumni Organization, 2004
  • Invited and accepted to join the National Leadership Honor Society Omicron Delta Kappa, 2004
  • Recognized for the best student research award (First place) from Texas Pharmaceutical Association, 2004
  • Certificate of Recognition for Research Poster being selected (1/16 from 350) for Poster Grand Rounds with the Experts at American Pharmacists Association Annual meeting, 2004
  • Three posters received best student poster awards at the Pharmaceutical Services and Outcomes Research Conference, UH, 2004
  • Alumni Achiever of the Year Award from University of Bombay Principal K. M. Kundanani, College of Pharmacy, India, 2004
  • Recognized for the best student research award from Texas Pharmaceutical Association, 2003
  • Recognized as one of the best undergraduate student poster award at Sigma Xi Research Day, University of Houston, 2003
  • Recognized for the student research award from NACDS at the annual meeting 2002
  • Best Student Poster Award at TSHP 2002
  • Best Student Poster Award at TSHP 2001
  • Research presentation was highlighted in the COR Clinical Excellence Journal 2000
  • Research paper cited as a reference in the OTC Human drugs; Labeling Requirements published in the Federal Registrar 1999 by the FDA.
  • 1999 Novartis Pharmacoeconomic Research Fellowship at RxAmerica.
  • 1998 Research paper cited at the FDA Nonprescription Drugs
  • Advisory Committee hearing by APhA delegates. 1997
  • Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award. 1997 Received at the American Pharmaceutical Association’s Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles.

Courses

Ph.D. and M.S. in Pharmacy Administration programs:
PHCA 6180 & 6181 - Seminar in Pharmacy Administration
PHCA 6305 - Pharmacy Administration and Management I
PHCA 6312 - Pharmacoeconomics in Outcomes Research
PPHCA 6319 - Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations
PPHCA 6398 - Statistical Application using SAS
PPHCA 8301 - Pharmacy Administration & Management III
Doctor of Pharmacy program:
PHAR 4260 - Pharmacy Management I
PHAR 4261 - Pharmacy Management II
PHAR 5362 - Pharmacy Management III
PHAR 4271 - Pharmacy Practice II Statistical Methods and Research Design
PHAR 5369 - Special Problems

Presentations & Abstracts

Awareness and Use of $4 Generic Prescription Drug Discount Programs. Omojasola A, Hernandex M, Sansgiry SS, Jones L.  Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010. (Received the best poster award)

Health Insurance Coverage among Students at a University Setting. Wu IH, Patel A, Ho L, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among College Students. Mhatre S, Artani S, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Tobramycin versus Azithromycin as Antibiotic treatment strategies in Cystic Fibrosis. Chopra P, Wu I, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Predictors of student behaviors towards use of sunscreen products. Bhounsule P, Agrawal  R, Cox R, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Pharmacist-Based Educational Intervention To Improve Clinical Outcomes Of Patients With Diabetes. Sansgiry SS, Agrawal R, Patel H, Hayes D, Roberson K, James C. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Cost Minimization Analysis of Nifedipine And Atosiban For Delaying Preterm Labor. Agrawal R, Mhatre S, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Predictors of Intention to Use Generic Drug Discount Programs Across an Urban Population. Patel H, Sansgiry SS, Johnson M, Issa A. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2010.

Impact of pseudomonas aeruginosa infections on direct medical costs among cystic fibrosis patients. Sansgiry SS, Joish NJ, Boklage S, Goyal R, Sethi S. Presented at the Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference at Baltimore, Maryland, October 2010.

Economic Analysis of Two New FDA Approved Oral Emergency Contraceptives Patel J, Patel H, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the Annual Drug Information Association Conference at Washington, D.C., July 2010.

Are There Digital Videos Featuring Prescription Drug Advertisements on You Tube That Are Unsafe For Consumers? Seo J, Patel A, Yang M, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the Annual Drug Information Association Conference at Washington, D.C., July 2010.

Knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) and attitudes toward HPV vaccine: A survey of young women, Chopra PA, Shah JD, Fase B, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the Association of Black Health-system Pharmacists Minority Health conference and Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 2010.

Impact of caffeine consumption awareness and knowledge about side effects on caffeine consumption behavior, Mhatre S, Patil D, Quadri S, Sansgiry SS.  Presented at the Association of Black Health-system Pharmacists Minority Health Conference and Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 2010.

Awareness, attitude and behavior of college students towards sun exposure and its harmful effects on the skin. Agrawal R, Bhounsule P, Cox R, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the Association of Black Health-system Pharmacists Minority Health Conference and Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 2010.

Differences in $4 prescription drug plans and its impact on managed care organizations. Patel HK, Dwibedi N, Omojasola A, Sansgiry SS. Presented at AMCP's 22nd annual meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2010.

Decision Analysis of Three Rate-Control Agents in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly or Sedentary Patients. Doan T, Bhattacharjee S, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 22nd Annual EuroDIA Meeting, Monaco, March 2010.

Clinical outcomes of basal insulin infusion versus conventional and intensive insulin therapies in the critically ill, Klinski AA, Pandey G, Sansgiry SS, Todd ST, Mallow Corbett S. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2009.

Cost minimization analysis among digoxin, diltiazem, and metoprolol for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, Doan T, Bhattacharjee S, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2009.

Do pharmacists perceive prescription drug reimbursement rate and processing time to be different among Medicare part‐D, Medicaid and commercial managed care plans?, Patel JG, Goyal RK, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2009.

Evaluating misleading medications claims by pharmaceutical manufacturers a content analysis of warning letters issued from 2003 to 2008 by the FDA, Patel HK, Chatterjee S, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2009.

Quantification of nursing activities related to medication administration in an intensive care unit: the effect of bedside barcode intervention, Dwibedi N, Sansgiry SS, Frost CP, Dasgupta A, Jacob SM. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2009

Comparison of Basal Versus Intensive Insulin Infusions on Mortality and Hypoglycemic Rates in Critically Ill Patients. Klinski AA, Pandey SG, Sansgiry SS, Todd SR, Mellow-Corbett S And Hall JB.  Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

An Economic Analysis among Three Rate Control Drugs for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation among the Elderly and Sedentary Patients Undergoing Initial Therapy. Bhattacharjee S, Doan T, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Cost Effectiveness of Isoniazid, Rifampin and Rifampin / Pyrazinamide to Treat Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Sangani D, Karkare S, Patel A, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Prescription Drug Reimbursement Rate and Time Among Medicare Part-D, Medicaid, and Commercial Managed Care Plans: A Comparison Based Upon Pharmacists’ Perception. Goyal RK, Patel JG, Sansgiry SS. 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Efficiency of a Pharmacy Management Software: RX3000-2008. Karkare S, Mehta HB, Bhattacharjee S, Kuo Pei, Sansgiry SS. 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Awareness and Perceived Usefulness of the Website Designed to Facilitate Informed Health Insurance Purchase Decisions. Goyal RK, Williams DH, Patel HK, Sansgiry SS, Sherer JT, Essien JE.  10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Cost-Utility Analyses of Disease-Modifying Therapies for Patients with Relapse-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in the United State. Yang M, Tseng W, Sansgiry SS.  10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Evaluation of $4 Prescription Drug Plans Across Large Chain Pharmacies and its Impact on Managed Care Savings. Patel HK, Dwibedi N, Omojasola A, Sansgiry SS.  10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009 (Received the best poster award)

The Importance of Access and Functionality in Drug Information References to Future Health Care Professionals. Klinski AA, Meuth CW, Luparello AC, Sansgiry SS.  10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Content Analysis of Digital Videos Featuring Prescription Drug Advertisements on Internet Social Media- Youtube. Patel A, Seo J, Yang M, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Evaluation of Warning Letters Issued By FDA to Manufacturers for Misleading Promotional Claims. Patel HK, Chatterjee S, Sansgiry SS. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009 (Received the best poster award)

Evaluating Factors Associated with Medication Administration Time in an Intensive Care Unit. Dwibedi N, Sansgiry SS, Frost CP, Dasgupta A, Doan T, Johnson M, Tipton JA, Jacob SM, Schanafelt CD And Shippy AA. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference, Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas, December 2009

Cost-effectiveness analysis of anti-obesity treatments: Orlistat, Sibutramine and Behavioral Therapy. Mehta HB, Parikh RC, Sansgiry SS.  Presented for 31st Society of Medical Decision Making Conference (SMDM), Los Angeles, California, October 2009

Assessment of Utilization Patterns and Interest in Usage of Personal Digital Assistants by Hospital Pharmacists” Dasgupta A, Sansgiry SS, Sikri S presented at the Louis C. Littlefield Annual Pharmacy Research Symposium. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, April 2009.

Analysis of workflow burden encountered by nurses during medication administration in intensive care unit: An Exploratory Study.  Dasgupta A, Sansgiry SS, Tipton J, Frost P, Sherer JT. Presented at the Western Pharmacoeconomics Conference, Pasadena, California, March 2009.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (since 2009; see Publications List PDF for complete list)

Yang M, Abughosh SM, Sansgiry SS, Wu IH, Peters RJ, Essien EJ. Predictors of Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Chinese Adults, Journal of Behavioral Health 2012, 1(2): 93-101.

Patel HK, Akinwunmi PO, Sansgiry SS. Extent of Drug Coverage across Generic Drug Discount Programs offered by Community Pharmacies: A look at five Chronic Conditions” Innovations in Pharmacy 2012, 3(2):

Dwibedi N, Sansgiry SS, Frost CP, Johnson ML, Dasgupta A, Tipton JA, Jacob SM, Shippy AA. Bedside Barcode Technology: Impact on Medication Administration Tasks in an Intensive Care Unit. Hospital Pharmacy 2012, 47(5): 360-366.

Abbass I, Helton J, Mhatre S, Sansgiry SS. The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Nurses' Productivity. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing 2012, 30(5):237-241.

Omojasola A, Hernandez M, Sansgiry SS, Paxton R, Jones L. Federally Qualified Health Certer Patients and Generic Drug Discount Programs. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2012; 23:358-366.

Sansgiry SS, Joish VN, Boklage S, Goyal RK, Chopra P, Sethi S. Economic burden of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Medical Economics 2012; 15(2): 1-6.

Wu IH, Essien EJ, Sansgiry SS, Peters RJ, Yang M, Abughosh SM. Cigarette Smoking among Taiwanese adults. Epidemiology 2011 1:107. Doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000107.

Goyal RK, Donga P, Sansgiry SS. “Wait and Watch” Approach in Managing Acute Otitis Media: Current Awareness, Attitude and their Relationship with the Behavior among Primary Care Physicians. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 2011; 2:121-125.

Talib N, Sansgiry SS. Factors Affecting Academic Performance of University Students in Pakistan. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business 2011; 3(3): 589-600.

Yu Y, Yang M, Sansgiry SS, Essien EJ, Abughosh SM. Belief in effectiveness of various smoking cessation interventions among Chinese adult smokers. Epidemiology 2011; 1:106. Doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000106.

Koomer A, Ceballos-Coronel MLM, Datta AP, Sujit Sansgiry, Tran HT. A Pilot Study Highlighting Differences in Pharmacist’ Perceptions Regarding Use of Pharmacognenetic Information in their Profession (in Louisville Metro Area) Based on Practice Setting. JPRHC 2011, 3(2):50-61.

Ried DL, Huston SA, Kucukarslan SN, Sogal EM, Schafermeyer KW, Sansgiry SS. Risks, benefits and issues in creating a behind-the-counter category of medications. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2011; 51(1):26-39.

Klinski AA, Meuth CW, Luparello AC, Sansgiry SS. Electronic drug references: A comparison of usage and preferences between pharmacy and medical students. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2011, 3(3):178-184.

Abbass I, Mhatre S, Sujit S. Sansgiry, Tipton JA, Frost CP. The impact and determinants of commercial computerized physician order entry on the medication administration process. Hospital Pharmacy Journal 2011; 46(5):341-348.

Mhatre S, Artani S, Sansgiry SS. Influence of Benefits, Barriers and Cues to Action for Complementary and Alternative Medicine use among University Students. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine 2011, 8(1): Article 7. DOI: 10.2202/1553-3840.1511 http://www.bepress.com/jcim/vol8/iss1/7

Dwibedi N, Sansgiry SS, Frost CP, Dasgupta A, Jacob SM, Tipton JA, Shippy AA. Effect of bar-code-assisted medication administration on nurses’ activities in an intensive casre unit: A time-motion study. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists 2011, 68(11):1026-1031.

Patel HK, Dwibedi N, Omojasola A, Sansgiry SS. Impact of Generic Drug Discount Programs on Managed Care Organizations. American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits 2011, 3(1):46-53.

Dasgupta A, Sansgiry SS, Jacob SM, Frost CP, Dwibedi N, Tipton JA. Descriptive analysis of workflow variables associated with barcode-based approach to medication administration. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011 Oct-Dec;26(4):377-84.

Sansgiry SS, Nadkarni A, Doan T. Misuse of Over-the-Counter Medications among Community-Dwelling Older Adults and Associated Adverse Drug Events. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research 2010, 1(4):175-179. DOI: 10.111/j.1759-8893.2010.00032.x (online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1759-8893.2010.00032.x/full)

Goyal RK, Patel J, Sujit S. Sansgiry. “Do Pharmacists Perceive Prescription Drug Reimbursement Rate and Processing Time to be different among Medicare Part-D, Medicaid, and Commercial Managed Care plans?” Drug Benefit Trends 2010 24(4) June 7, 2010 e-copy at http://dbt.consultantlive.com/binary_content_servlet.

Goyal RK, Williams DH, Sujit S. Sansgiry, Patel HK, Sherrer JT, Essien EJ. Awareness and perceived usefulness of the website designed to facilitate access and informed health decisions. Texas Public Health Journal 2010, 64 (3): 8-11.

Dasgupta A, Sansgiry SS, Sherer JT, Wallace D, Sikri S. Pharmacists' utilization and interest in usage of personal digital assistants in their professional responsibilities. Health Info Libr J. 2010 Mar;27(1):37-45.

Lal LS, Raju A, Miller LA, Chen H, Arbuckle R, Sansgiry SS. Impact of changes in reimbursement policies and institutional practice algorithm for utilization of erythropoietic-stimulating agents on treatment patterns and costs in anemic lymphoma patients. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Feb;19(2):251-9.

Dasgupta A, Sansgiry SS, Sherer JT, Wallace D, Sikri S. Application of the Extended Technology Acceptance Model in predicting pharmacists' intention to use personal digital assistants. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2009 Nov-Dec;49(6):792-6.

Nilanajan Dwibedi and Sujit S. Sansgiry* “Assessment of Generic Drug Discount Programs Offered by Large Chain Pharmacies in the United States.” Journal of Generic Medicines 2009, 6: 363-368.

Professional Service & Affiliations

  • Member of the National Leadership Society Omicron Delta Kappa December 2004.
  • Member of the National Pharmacy Honor Society Rho Chi, initiated May 1995.
  • Member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, initiated April 1994.
  • Member of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA).
  • Member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
  • Member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
  • Member of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
  • Member of the Association of Managed Care Pharmacist (AMCP).
  • Appointed member the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) City of Houston Program Work Group 2003
  • Appointed Member of the Abstract Review Committee –SAS section for the 2005
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Annual Meeting 2005
  • Appointed member of the Council of Deans and Council of faculties Joint Task Force Committee on Combined Degree Programs for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2004
  • Appointed member of the Graduate Program Standards subcommittee for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2004
  • Appointed member of the Health Professions Advisory Committee by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, University of Houston 2003-2006
  • Appointed member of the Health Center Advisory Board by Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Houston 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Appointed Member and Chair of the Joint Pharm.D./M.S. in Pharmacy Administration Committee 2003
  • Appointed member of the Associate Dean for Research Search Committee, 2003
  • Appointed member of the Education Committee, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Appointed member of poster and podium judging committee at the ISPOR 8th Annual International Meeting, in Arlington, VA, USA. 2003
  • Elected member of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Task force to Evaluate Residency/Fellowship Programs. 2000-2003
  • Elected member of the Association of Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, Education Committee. 1998-1999
  • Member of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).