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Faculty Profile

Rajender AparasuRajender R. Aparasu

Mustafa and Sanober Lokhandwala Endowed Professor
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy

Office: Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 4052
Houston, TX 77204-5047

Contact: rraparasu@uh.edu - 832-842-8374

Research:

Dr. Aparasu's primary areas of research interest include outcomes research and pharmacoepidemiology, with particular emphasis on improving the quality of pharmaceutical care in older adults. His research group has focused on evaluating medication safety in older adults as limited safety evidence exists for chronic medications in this vulnerable population. He believes in multidisciplinary educational and research environments to generate and apply evidence to improve clinical practice. His research team includes clinical pharmacists, geriatricians, and data scientists to provide real-world evidence based on novel methodological approaches for causal inference in observational research. He had continuous research funding from Federal and non-Federal funding sources.

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

Google Scholar Profile

Books

  • Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Pate A, Eds, Handbook of Pharmacy Practice Research, 1st Edition McGraw Hill New York, NY January 2022 (Upcoming)
  • Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation,. 2st Edition McGraw Hill New York, NY Sept 2019
  • Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation,. 1st Edition Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA, March 2014
  • Aparasu RR, Editor, Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy. 1st Edition, Pharmaceutical Product Press. Binghamton, NY, December 2010

Chapters

  • Aparasu RR. Introduction to Practice-based Research. In: Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Pate A, Eds, Handbook of Pharmacy Practice Research, 1st Edition McGraw Hill New York, NY, January 2022
  • Aparasu RR. Chatterjee S Scientific Approach to Clinical Research and Practice. In: Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation, 2nd Edition McGraw Hill New York, NY, Sept 2019
  • Khanna R, Aparasu RR. Research Design and Methods. In: Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation, 2st Edition McGraw Hill New York, NY, Sept 2019
  • Aparasu RR. Scientific Approach to Clinical Research and Practice. In: Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation, 1st Edition: Jones & Bartlett Learning, MA: Burlington, 2014.
  • Khanna R, Aparasu RR. Research Design and Methods. In: Aparasu RR, Bentley JP, Eds, Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation, 1st Edition: Jones & Bartlett Learning, MA: Burlington, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Aparasu RR, Aparasu A. Management Of Opioid-Induced Nausea And Emesis. Pages 113- 120 In Antiemetic Therapy. Ed. Donnerer J. Basel, Kargar- Verlag, 2003.

Awards

  • 2021 University of Houston College of Pharmacy Research Excellence Award
  • 2020 World's Top 2% Scientist - PLOS Biology
  • 2020 CDC-NCHS Board of Scientific Counselors NAMCS Workgroup
  • 2019 Scientific Advisory Board, American Society of Pharmacovigilance
  • 2019 Fulbright Specialist Visit to Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2019 2019 ISPOR Best Student Podium Award (JR Earla)
  • 2018 NIH Permanent Study Section Member “ CMPC
  • 2017 Academic Leadership Fellows Program, AACP
  • 2016 Fulbright Specialist (2016-2021), U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • 2016 TCA Academic Accomplishment & Community Service Award
  • 2015 Exceptional Reviewer, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2014 Cougars Chairs Leadership Academy
  • 2012 Fellow, American Pharmacists Association