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

Behavioral risk factors, including obesity, smoking and smoking cessation; persistence to long-term therapies; treatment of chronic diseases in elderly populations; effects of health-care policies on health outcomes; and cost-effectiveness of drug interventions.

Awards & Honors

  • 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

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

Teaching Experience

  • 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

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

Abughosh SM, Kogut SJ. Comparison of persistence rates of acetylcholine-esterase inhibitors in a state Medicaid program. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2008 Feb 2;2:79-85. PMID: 19920947

Stephen J. Kogut, El-Maoche D, Abughosh SM. Decreased persistence to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy with concomitant use of drugs that can impair cognition. Pharmacotherapy. 2005; 25(12):1729-35.

Abughosh SM, Kogut SJ, Andrade SE, Larrat EP, Gurwitz JH. Persistence with lipid-lowering therapy: Influence of the type of lipid-lowering agent and drug benefit plan option in elderly patients. J Manag Care Pharm 2004; 10(5):404-11.

Presentations & Abstracts

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 ISPOR18th 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: Nov16., 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.

Goyal RK, Sangani DN, Patel HK, Abughosh SM. Predictors of intranasal steroid prescription in the National Ambulatory population with allergic rhinitis. Presented at the 44th ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV. December 6-10, 2009.

Parikh R, Patel J, l Mehta H, Abughosh SM. Disparity among physician groups for a prescription of obesity management: NAMCS 2006-07 analysis. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference – Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Dec. 2, 2009

Chatterjee S, Rao S, Palli, Seo J, Abughosh SM. Predictors of antipsychotic prescribing in US children and adolescents in outpatient setting: A NAMCS 2006 analysis. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference – Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Dec. 2, 2009

Patel J, Mehta H, Parikh R, l, Abughosh SM. Predictors in anti-obesity medication use in ambulatory setting for adults diagnosed with obesity: NAMCS 2006-07 analysis. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference – Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Dec. 2, 2009. *Best poster presentation award.

Bhattacharjee S, Patel A, Yang M, Tseng W, Abughosh SM. Predictors of statin use among overweight and obese adults in ambulatory care setting in the United States. Presented at the 10th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference – Improving the Quality of Healthcare: The Patient's Perspective. Dec. 2, 2009

Professional Service & Affiliations

2001- International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR)

2002- Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society for Excellence in Academics

2005- Reviewer for the American Journal of Managed Care

2006- Reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

2010- Reviewer for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

2010- Reviewer for Nicotine and Tobacco Research

2011- Reviewer for International Journal for Quality in Health Care

2011- Reviewer European Psychiatry

2011- Reviewer for Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM)

2011- Research Abstract Review Committee for the ISPOR 16th Annual International meeting

2011- Research Abstract Review Committee for the ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress

2011- Editorial Consultant for Clinical Therapeutics

2011- Editorial Board, Epidemiology: Current Research, OMICS Publishing group

2011- Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Trials: Current Research, OMICS Publishing group

2012- Reviewer for Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

2012- Reviewer for Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal

2013- Reviewer for International Journal of Public Health

2013- American Thoracic Society (ATS)