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Profile: Susan Abughosh

Susan Abughosh
Susan M. Abughosh, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
UH College of Pharmacy
Texas Medical Center Campus, Room 316
1441 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030

832-842-8395
832-842-8383 (Fax)
smabughosh@uh.edu

Education

Ph.D., Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

B.S., Pharmacy, University of Jordan College of Pharmacy

Research Interests

  • Evaluating and implementing interventions to improve health outcomes
  • Medication adherence to long-term therapy and associated health outcomes
  • Motivational interviewing based interventions

Awards & Honors

  • Two Bronze Medal Poster Awards, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Gold Medal Poster Award, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Two Finalist Poster Awards, 21st Annual ISPOR International Meeting, 2016
  • Finalist Poster Award, 20th Annual ISPOR International Meeting, 2015
  • Best Poster Award, 14th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, 2013
  • Finalist, Best Poster Presentation, ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2012
  • Best Poster Presentation (Safety category), 12th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX, 2011
  • Finalist, Best Poster Presentation, ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • Best Poster Presentation, 11th Annual Health Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX, 2010
  • Best Poster Presentation, 10th AnnualHealth Services & Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX, 2009
  • Among Sigma Delta Tau's Outstanding Professors, Northeastern University, Spring 2007
  • Nominatee, JMCP Award for Excellence in Writing, 2004
  • Inductee, Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society, 2002

Courses

  • PHCA 6181 - PHCA 7181 - PHCA 8181 PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION
  • PHAR 4260 PHARMACY MANAGEMENT I
  • PHCA 6308-01 BIOSTATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
  • PHCA 7310-01 PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION TEACHING PRACTICUM

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston 2008-10
  • Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences, 2007-09
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Healthcare Sciences, 2007-09
  • Senior Instructor, Healthcare Management Masters Program, Cambridge College, 2007-09
  • Epidemiology Consultant, Episource Consultants LLC, 2005-06
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, 2004-05
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, Program in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, 2003-04
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, College of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, 1996-98

Selected Publications (since 2010)

Abughosh SM*, Wang X MS, Serna O, Henges C,, Masilamani S, Essien EJ, Chung N , Fleming M. (2016). A Pharmacist telephone intervention to identify adherence barriers and improve adherence among non-adherent patients with comorbid hypertension and diabetes in a Medicare Advantage Plan. JMCP, 22(1), 63-73.

Woods A, Esse T, Abughosh S, Serna O. (2016) Evaluating Pharmacist-written recommendations to providers in a Medicare Advantage Plan: Factors associated with provider acceptance. JMCP, 22(1), 49-55.

Yang M, Chen H, Johnson M, Chen H, Essien EK, Peters RJ, Abughosh S*. (2016) Comparison of abstinence rate of smoking cessation medications among obese smokers. Journal of behavioral health, 5(3): 95-104

Obeidat NA, Ayub HS, Ammarin R, Tamimi B, Ghoneimat I, Abughosh S, Hawari FI. (2016). Smoking cessation support among oncology practitioners in a regional cancer center in the Middle East – improving a critical service for cancer care. The Oncologist, 21, 1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Yang M, Chen H, Johnson M, Chen H, Essien EK, Peters RJ, Abughosh S*. (2016). Comparative effectiveness of smoking cessation medications to attenuate weight gain following cessation. Substance Use and Misuse, 51(5), 586-597. [Epub ahead of print]

Almogbel, Y, Abughosh, S, Almeman, A, & Sansgiry, S (2016). Factors associated with the willingness to quit smoking among a cohort of university students in the KSA. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 11(2), 128-133.

Athamneh L, Sansgiry S, Essien EJ, Abughosh S*. (2015). Intention to quit waterpipe smoking among Arab Americans: Application of the theory of planned behavior. J Ethn Subst Abuse, Dec. 31, 1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Yang M, Chen H, Johnson M, Chen H, Essien EK, Peters RJ, Wu I, Abughosh S*. (2015). Comparison of diabetes risk following smoking cessation treatment using Varenicline vs. Bupropion among obese smokers. Substance Use and Misuse, 50(13), 1628-37.

Jadav S, Rajan S, Abughosh S, Sansgiry S. (2015). The Role of Socio-Economic Status and Healthcare Access in Breast Cancer Screening Compliance among Hispanics. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 21(5), 467–476.

Wang X, Essien EJ, Abughosh S*. (2015). Racial and ethnic disparity in smoking cessation medications in the US. Journal of behavioral health, 4(3), 63-70.

Dwibedi N, Sansgiry S, Johnson ML, Abughosh S, Essien, EJ, Mehta P. (2015). Parents' expectation to receive antibiotic prescriptions for children. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 25, 530-55.

Athamneh L, Sansgiry S, Essien EJ, Abughosh S*. (2015). Predictors of intention to quit waterpipe smoking: a survey of Arab Americans in Houston, Texas. J. Addict, 2015, 575479.

Abughosh S*, Wu I, Wang X, Almogbel Y, Bhounsule P, Yang M, Hawari F, Essien EK, Peters RJ, Sansgiry S. (2015). Predictors of Cigarette Smoking across Five Countries: a Cross-sectional Study. J Behav Health, 4(1), 7-13.

Nweke GK, Essien EJ, Abughosh S, Pitman P, Adams J, Varkey D. (2014). Evaluation of Pharmacists’ perspectives towards peer review and identification of opportunities for improvement. (2014) TSHP Journal, 15, 5-24.

Yang M, Mehta H, Bhowmik D, Essien E, Abughosh S*. (2014). Predictors of smoking cessation medication use among obese and non-obese smokers. Substance Use and Misuse, 49(6), 752-61.

Meshack A, Peters RJ, Lin M Hill M, Abughosh S, Savage C, Essien EJ. (2014). The beliefs of teenage male synthetic cannabinoid users: A qualitative Study. American Journal of Health Studies, 28 (3).

Athamneh L, Al-Moghrabi M, Athamneh M, Ekere Essien, Abughosh S*. (2014). Parents' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of childhood fever management in Jordan. Journal of Applied Research on Children, 5(1), Article 8.

Yu Y, Rajan S, Essien E, Yang M, Abughosh S*. (2014). The relationship between obesity and prescription of smoking cessation medications. Population Health Management, 17(3), 172-9.

Kadakia A, Rajan S, Abughosh S, Du X, Johnson M. (2015). CMF-regimen preferred as first-course chemotherapy for older and sicker women with breast cancer: SEER-Medicare based population study. The American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 38(2), 165-73.

Abughosh S, Hawari F, Essien E, Peters RJ, Wu IH. Beliefs in Effectiveness of Various Smoking Cessation Interventions among Jordanian Adult Smokers. epub 25 Jun 2013. 

Peters RJ, Meshack A, Lin M, Abughosh S. the Social Norms and Beliefs of Teenage Male Electronic Cigarette Use. J Ethn Subst Abuse. In Press

Kadakia A, Rajan S, Abughosh S, Du X, Johnson M. CMF-regimen preferred as first-course chemotherapy for older and sicker women with breast cancer: SEER-Medicare based population study. The American Journal of Clinical Oncology. In Press

Almogbel Y, Abughosh S, Almogbel F, Alhaidar I, Sansgiry S. Predictors of Smoking among Male College Students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. EMHJ. In Press

Bhounsule P, Abughosh S, Essien J, Sansgiry S (2013). Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Behavior in a Cohort of Adults in India. J Behav Health; 2(2): 105-111.

Abughosh S, Yang M,; Wu I; Hawari F; Peters RJ; Essien EJ. Waterpipe Smoking among Jordanian Adults: Predictors and Correlates. J Behav Health 2012;1(1):7-15.

Yang M, Wu I; Sansgiry S,; Peters RJ; Essien EJ, Corresponding author: Abughosh S. Predictors of Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Chinese. J Behav Health. 2012; 1(2): 93-101. doi: 10.5455/jbh.20120325112725

Abughosh S, Wu IH, Peters RJ, Hawari F, Essien EJ. Ethnicity and waterpipe smoking among US students. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Nov;16(11):1551-7. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.12.0152. Epub 2012 Sep 18. PMID: 23006908

Abughosh S, Wu IH, Rajan S, Peters RJ, Essien EJ. Waterpipe smoking among students in one US university: predictors of an intention to quit. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(7):528-35. PMID: 2300280

Mehta H, Patel J, Parikh R, Abughosh S. Differences in obesity management among physicians. Popul Health Manag. 2012 Oct;15(5):287-92. doi: 10.1089/pop.2011.0068. Epub 2012 Jul 12. PMID: 22789027

Abughosh S, Wu IH, Hawari F, Peters RJ, Yang M, Crutchley R, Essien EJ. Cigarette smoking among Jordanian adults. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2012;11(2):101-12. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2012.674888. PMID: 22679892

Mgbere O, Monjok E, Abughosh S, Ekong E, Holstad MM, Essien EJ. Modeling Covariates of Self-Perceived and Epidemiologic Notions of Risk for Acquiring STIs/HIV among Military Personnel: A Comparative Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2012 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22271332

Crutchley RD, Gathe J Jr, Mayberry C, Trieu A, Abughosh S, Garey KW. Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in HIV-infected patients in the south central United States. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2012 May;28(5):454-9. Epub 2011 Oct 19. PMID: 21878055

Essien EJ, Mgbere O, Monjok E, Abughosh S, Ekong E, Holstad M:  Predictors of Frequency of Condom use and Attitudes among  Sexually Active Female Military Personnel in Nigeria.  Journal of HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care 2010;2:77-88. PMID: 2209638

Essien EJ, Monjok E, Chen H, Abughosh S, Ekong E, Peters RJ, Holmes L Jr, Holstad MM, Mgbere O. Correlates of HIV Knowledge and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Female Military Personnel. AIDS Behav. 2010 Dec;14(6):1401-14. PMID: 20387111

Presentations & Abstracts (since 2010)

Mgbere O, Li Y, Abughosh S, Essien EJ. The role of ecological factors on self-perceived and epidemiologic contexts of HIV/STDs risk among African American adolescents. To be presented in the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo. (Oct, 2016)

Abughosh S, Masilamani K, Li Y, Esse T, Mann A, Raha B, Serna O. Adherence barriers identified by a motivational interviewing pharmacy-student intervention among Medicare Advantage Plan (MAP) Patients. Presented at AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2016 in Anaheim, California. (July, 2016)

Vadhariya A, Divyan C, Abughosh S. The intention to use e-cigarettes and its association with cigarette smoking intention and habits among US youth. Presented at the 2016 Southern Pharmacy Administration Conference Oxford, MS, June 2016

Abughosh S, Xin Wang, Omar Serna, Tara Esse, Marc Fleming. Feasibility of a phone-based motivational interviewing (MI) intervention to improve medication adherence by Pharmacy Students on advanced pharmacy practice experience(APPE) rotation in a Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug Plan (MAPDP). Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Wang X, Abughosh S. Cost effectiveness analysis of antihypertensive combination therapy among patients with moderate to severe hypertension. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Wang X, Wu I, Chen H, Bordnick P, Essien EJ, Johnson M, Peters RJ, Abughosh S. Comparison of cardiovascular risks following smoking cessation treatments using Varenicline vs. NRT among schizophrenic smokers. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016). Finalist Poster Award.

Wang X, Wu I, Chen H, Bordnick P, Essien EJ, Johnson M, Peters RJ, Abughosh S. Comparison of suicide attempts/behaviors following smoking cessation treatments among schizophrenic smokers. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Bui N, Mann A, Esse T, Wang X, Serna O, Abughosh S. Carisoprodol Prescribing among Elderly Patients Enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan: A cross sectional study. Presented in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Virtual Poster Symposium. (May, 2016)

Romero B, Raha B, Esse T, Serna O, Wang X, Abughosh S. Examination of physician preference regarding mode of e-newsletter communication: A sub-analysis of a physician survey within a Medicare advantage plan regarding PCP e-newsletters. Presented in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), SanFrancisco, US. (April, 2016)

Mann A, Esse T, Serna O, Wang X, Abughosh S. Impact of mailed letters on medication adherence in a Medicare Advantage Plan. JMCP Supplement (22):4-a, U28. Presented in the Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. (April, 2016). Poster won Bronze Medal Award.

Jadav B, Esse T, Serna O, Wang X, Abughosh S. Primary care physician perception of an e-newsletter within a Medicare Advantage Plan. JMCP Supplement (22):4-a, U33. Presented in the Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. (April, 2016). Poster won Bronze Medal Award.

Wang X, Wu I, Chen H, Bordnick P, Essien EJ, Johnson M, Peters RJ, Abughosh S. Comparative effectiveness of smoking cessation medications among schizophrenic smokers. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Sansgiry S, Bhansali A, Serna O, Fleming, M, Abughosh S, Kamdar M, Stanford R. Factors affecting prescription drug coverage gap among COPD patients: Analysis of time to coverage gap. JMCP Supplement (22):4-a, J19. Presented in the Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. (April, 2016). Poster won Gold Medal Award.

Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry SS, Sawant RV, Abughosh S, Wanat M, Pickard T, Reeve K, Todd KH. Impact of hydrocodone rescheduling on Texas physicians' future pain management. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Li Y, Mgbere O, Essien EJ, Abughosh S, Chen H Cuccaro P. Modeling ecodevelopmental context of STDs/HIV risk and protective behaviors among African American adolescents. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016). Finalist Poster Award.

Patel J, Dalal A, Stanford S, Aparasu R, Abughosh S, Johnson M. Using readily available administrative data elements to predict future medication non-adherence among COPD patients with employer-sponsored insurance. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Bhansali A, Sansgiry S, Serna O, Fleming, M, Abughosh S, Kamdar M. Assessment of Medicare Advantage Prescription drug coverage gap among COPD patients: Analysis of hospitalization use. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Patel J, Dalal A, Stanford S, Aparasu R, Abughosh S, Johnson M. Patient-centered outcomes associated with initial maintenance therapy use behavior among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with employer sponsored insurance. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May 2016).

Li Y, Mgbere O, Essien EJ, Abughosh S, Chen H Cuccaro P. Ecodevelopmentally Based study of epidemiological and self-perceived indices of HIV risk among young African Americans: A comparative analysis. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016).

Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry SS, Sawant RV, Abughosh S, Wanat M, Pickard T, Reeve K, Todd KH. Predicting Texas physicians' intention to prescribe hydrocodone combination products after rescheduling. Impact of Hydrocodone Rescheduling on Texas Physicians' Future Pain Management. Presented in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, DC, USA. (May, 2016)

Tran R, Abughosh S, Giwa K, Pidcock K. Pharmacy student led motivational interview in hospitalized patients: A pilot study of feasibility. Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference Platform Presentation, Omaha, NB. (May, 2016)

Sansgiry S, Bhansali A, Serna O, Fleming, M, Abughosh S, Kamdar M, Stanford R. Factors affecting prescription drug coverage gap among COPD patients: Analysis of time to coverage gap. JMCP Supplement (22):4-a, J19. Presented in the Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. (April, 2016). Poster won Gold Medal Award.

Tran R, Abughosh S, Giwa K, Pidcock K. Development, implementation, and evaluation of student pharmacist-led motivation interview intervention in patients with hypertension and poor medication adherence. UHC Resident Poster Session, New Orleans, LA. (December, 2015)

Bui AQ, Esse TW, Serna O, Abughosh S. Feasibility of motivational interviewing (MI) training for pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations in a Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug Plan (MAPDP) setting. ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, New Orleans. (December, 2015)

Abughosh S, Wang X, Serna O, Henges C, Essien EJ, Masilamani S, Fleming M. Impact of a pharmacist telephone intervention on medication adherence among hypertensive patients with diabetes in a Medicare Advantage Plan. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 20th Annual International Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. (May 2015)

Wang X, Serna O, Henges C, Essien EJ, Masilamani S, Fleming M. Abughosh S. Impact of a pharmacist telephone intervention on preventing medication discontinuation among hypertensive patients with diabetes in a Medicare Advantage Plan. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 20th Annual International Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. (May 2015). Finalist Poster Award.

Almogbel Y , Abughosh S, Essien EJ, Wu I, Sansgiry S. Predictors of cigarette smoking in three Asian countries: China India And Taiwan. Advantage Plan. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 20th Annual International Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. (May 2015)

Smith L, Esse T, Serna O, Gallardo E, Abughosh S. A pharmacist implemented initiative to improve ACEI/ARB prescribing among patients with comorbid hypertension and diabetes enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Poster presented at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting & Expo. San Diego, CA. (April, 2015)

Smith L, Esse T, Serna O, Gallardo E, Abughosh S. A pharmacist implemented initiative to improve the STAR rating for the Diabetes Treatment Measure within a Medicare Advantage Plan. Platform presentation at Texas Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists ALCALDE. San Antonio, TX. (April, 2015)

Woods A, Esse T, Abughosh S, Serna O. Evaluating pharmacist-written recommendations to providers in a Medicare Advantage Plan: factors associated with provider acceptance. Poster presented at the 49th ASHP Midyear clinical meeting and exhibition, Orange County, California. (December, 2014)

Wang X, Abughosh S, Sansgiry S. Cost-benefit analysis of Varenicline, Bupropion Sustained Release (SR), and Varenicline combined with Bupropion Sustained Release (SR) in smoking cessation in US. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX. (December, 2014)

Abughosh S, Wang X, Henges C, Fleming M, Serna O. Impact of a pharmacist telephone intervention on medication adherence among hypertensive patients with diabetes in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, Houston, TX. (December, 2014)

Almogbel YS, Abughosh S, Sansgiry S. Beliefs in effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions among male Saudi College students. Value in Health, 17 (3), PHS92. Presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. (May 2014)

Abughosh S, Wu, I, Wang X, MS, Essien EJ, Peters RJ, Almogbel Y, Sansgiry S. Predictors of cigarettes smoking among adults in five countries: China, Jordan, India, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. Value in Health, 17 (3), PRS16. Presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. (May, 2014)

Wu I, Abughosh S. Smoking cessation pharmacological interventions among schizophrenia smokers: A systematic review. Value in Health, 17 (3), PRS8. Presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. (May, 2014)

Abughosh S, Wang X, MS; Henges C, Fleming M, Serna O. Adherence barriers to ACE-Is and ARBs among non-adherent hypertensive patients with diabetes enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Value in Health, 17 (3), PDB94. Presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. (May, 2014)

Wang X, Yang M, Chen H, Essien EJ, Abughosh S. Evaluating prescribing rates ofsmoking cessation medication among adult smokers. Value in Health, 17 (3),PRS66. Presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, QC,Canada. (May, 2014).

Wang X, Yang M, Chen H, Essien EJ, Abughosh S. Predictors of a successfulcessation outcome among adult smokers using smoking cessation medication. Value in Health, 17 (3), PRS65. Presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual InternationalMeeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. (May, 2014)

Athamneh L, El-Mughrabi M, Athamneh M, Essien EJ, Abughosh S. Antibiotic useand perception among Jordanian parents. Presented at the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Orlando Florida. (March, 2014)

Almogbel Y, Abughosh S, Almeman A, Sansgiry S. Predictors of willingness to quit smoking among a cohort of male college students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013. 

Abughosh S, Hawari F, Essien EJ, Peters RJ, Wu I. Beliefs in effectiveness of various smoking cessation interventions among Jordanian adult smokers. Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013.

Wang X, Abughosh S. Racial and ethnic disparity in smoking cessation medication use among adult smokers in the United States. Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013

Yang M, Chen H, Johnson M, Essien EJ, Peters RJ, Abughosh S. Comparative effectiveness of smoking cessation medications among obese smokers. Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013

Abughosh S, Yang M, Chen H, Johnson M, Essien EJ, Peters RJ. Comparison of risk of time to developing diabetes of smoking cessation medications among obese smokers. Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013.

Pravin K, Aparasu R, Chen H, Johnson M, Abughosh S, Bhatara V. Cardiovascular safety of concurrent use of atypical antipsychotic agents and long acting stimulants in children and adolescents diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013. 

Pravin K, Aparasu R, Chen H, Johnson M, Abughosh S, Bhatara V. Impact of atypical antipsychotic use on the persistence of the stimulant treatment in children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorderPoster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013.

Pravin K, Aparasu R, Chen H, Johnson M, Abughosh S, Bhatara V. Concurrent stimulant and atypical antipsychotic use among medicaid children and adolescents with attention Poster presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 18-22, 2013.

Yang Mo, Bhowmik D, Essien EJ, Abughosh S: Predictors of Smoking Cessation Medication Use among Obese and Non-obese Smokers. Abstract, The 7th Asian Conference of Pharmacoepidemiology. Bangalore, India. Oct. 28, 2012.

Abughosh S, Wu I, Peters RJ, Essien EJ, Crutchley R. Predictors of persistent waterpipe smoking among university students in the United States. Presented in the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting held June 2-6, 2012, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, USA.

Abughosh SAbughosh S, Yu Y, Yang M, Rajan S, Essien EK. Smoking cessation medication use among adult smokers with various body weight levels- A NHANES study. Presented in the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting held June 2-6, 2012, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, USA

Bhounsule P, Abughosh S, Essien J, Sansgiry S. Predictors of willingness to quit among the among the cohort of adults smokers in India. Presented in the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting held June 2-6, 2012, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, USA.

Wu I*, Rajan S, Peters RJ, Essien EJ, Abughosh S. Waterpipe smoking among US university students: Predictors of an intention to quit. Presented in the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting held June 2-6, 2012, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, USA. *Best poster finalist award

Yang M, Yu Y, Rajan S, Essien EK, Abughosh S. Smoking cessation medication utilization pattern among adult smokers with different body weight levels- A NAMCS study. Presented in the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting held June 2-6, 2012, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, USA.

Abughosh S, Wu I, Peters RJ, Essien EJ,. Ethnicity and waterpipe smoking among University of Houston students. Presented at the 12th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference: Nov. 16, 2011, Houston, TX. First place Best Poster Award for "Patient Safety" category.

Mhatre S, Abughosh S, Sherrer J, Sansgiry, S. Medication belief and relationship with physicians. Presented at the 12th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference: Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Nov. 16, 2011, Houston, TX.

Bhounsule P, Abughosh S, Essien EJ, Sansgiry S. Socio-demographic characteristics of adult cigarette smokers in India. Presented at the 12th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference: Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Nov. 16, 2011, Houston, TX.

Wu I, Hawari F, Crutchley R. Peters RJ, Essien EJ, Abughosh S. Predictors of intension to quit cigarette smoking among Jordanian adults. Presented at the 12th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference. Nov. 16, 2011, Houston, TX. Second place best poster presentation in "Patient Safety" category.

Yang M, Abughosh SM, Wu I, Sansgiry S, Hawari F, Peters RJ, Essien EJ. Cigarette Smoking among Chinese Adults: Predictors of an Intention to Quit. To be presented at 6th Asian Conference of International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology and Risk Management (ISPE), Beijing, China, Oct. 28-30

Yang M, Abughosh SM, Wu I, Sansgiry S, Hawari F, Peters RJ, Essien EJ. Waterpipe smoking among Jordanian adults: Predictors and correlates. Presented at ISPOR 16th Annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., May 2011.

Wu IH, Abughosh S, Hawari FI2, Peters RJ, Essien EJ, Yang M. Cigarette smoking among Jordanian adults: predictors and correlates. Presented at ISPOR 16th Annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., May 2011.

Mehta HB, Patel J, Parikh R, Abughosh S. Predictors of obesity treatment (counseling or pharmacotherapy) in Ambulatory settings. To be presented at ISPOR16th Annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., May 2011. Finalist for best poster

Shah AJ, Patel JG, Rajan SS, Abughosh S, Masilamani S. Disparity in obesity management: under-treatment in elderly population. Presented at ISPOR 16th Annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., May 2011.

Bhounsule P, Abughosh S. Predictors of the combined diagnosis on hyperlipidemia and hypertension, A NHANES 2007-2008 study. Presented at ISPOR 16th Annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., May 2011

Kadakia A, Mehta H, Rajan S, Abughosh S. Does Clinical Diagnosis of obesity increase the likelihood of receiving obesity related counseling? A 2005-2008 NAMCS &NHAMCS Analysis. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference: Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Dec. 9, 2010, Houston, TX. Winner of Best Poster presentation.

Shah AJ, Patel J, Rajan S, Masilamani S, Abughosh S. Quality of care among adults and elderly diagnosed with obesity. A 2006-08 analysis. Presented at the 11th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference: Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Dec. 9, 2010, Houston, TX.

Essien EJ, Mgbere O, Ekong E, Abughosh S, Monjok E: Correlates of HIV knowledge and Sexual behaviors among Female Military Personnel. The 16th International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Marseille, France. March 24-26, 2010.

Patel HK, Goyal RK, Sangani D, Abughosh S. Predictors of Antihistamine prescription in the national ambulatory population with Allergic Rhinitis. Value in Health 2010. 13 (3) A198. Presented at the ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting May 15-19, 2010, in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Mehta H, Parikh R, Patel J, Abughosh S. "Predictors of Obesity Medication Use In Ambulatory Setting: NAMCS 2006-07 Analysis" Value in Health, 2010; 13;3; A205. Presented at the ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting May 15-19, 2010, in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Patel J, Mehta H, Parikh R, Abughosh S. "Disparity in the Management of Obesity in Ambulatory Setting: A NAMCS 2006-07 Analysis" Value in Health, 2010; 13; 3; A215. Presented at the ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting May 15-19, 2010, in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Patel AR, Bhattacharjee S, Tseng WU, Yang M, Abughosh S. “Predictors of Statin use among diabetic overweight and obese U.S. adults: a NAMCS analysis” Value in Health, 2010; 13; 3; A56. Presented at the ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting May 15-19, 2010, in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Professional Service & Affiliations

Service to Professional Associations

Abstract Review Committee for the ISPOR 16th Annual International meeting, May 21-25, Baltimore, Md., USA

Abstract Review Committee for the ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress, Nov. 5-8, 2011, Madrid Spain

Abstract Review Committee for the ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Nov. 7-11, 2015, Milan, Italy

Editorial Board Appointments

Journal of Clinical Trials: Current Research, 2011-present

Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health Reviews, 2011-present

Epidemiology Current Research, 2011-present

Austin Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 2014-present

Journal of Respiratory Research, 2015-present

Journal Reviewer

American Journal of Managed Care, 2005-present

Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, 2005-present

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 2006-present

Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2010-present

Clinical Therapeutics, 2011-present

International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2011

European Psychiatry, 2011-present

Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), 2011-present

Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 2012-present

Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal, 2012-present

Tobacco Control, 2012-present

International Journal of Public Health, 2013-present

Substance Ause and Rehabilitation, 2013-present

Journal of Behavorial Health, 2014-present

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2015-present

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015-present

Current Medical Research and Opinion, 2015-present

Memberships

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society for Excellence in Academics

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Global Bridges, Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Public Health in the Arab World

Jordanian Pharmaceutical Association