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Master of Sciences Degree with specialization in:

Pharmacy Administration

Drug Regulatory Affairs

 

Professional Program:

Doctor of Pharmacy
(Pharm D.)


Other Graduate Programs:

Doctor of Philosophy with specialization in Pharmaceutics

Master of Science Degree-Pharmaceutics with specialization in:
- Industrial Pharmacy
- Cosmetic Science

Master of Science Degree with specialization in Pharmacology/Toxicology

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Social and Administrative Sciences

Faculty/Administration 718-488-1101

Name: Bupendra Shah, Ph.D.                                                                  
Position:  Assistant Professor                               
Office Address:  B-12, 75 Dekalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11201                                    
Phone #: 718-780-4593                                                                 
Email: bupendra.shah@liu.edu                                         
                                                                

Education Background

2006

PhD. (Major: Social & Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy; Minor: Sociology)
University of Wisconsin- Madison                                   
Dissertation:  Pharmacists’ Working Environment and Their Practice Behaviors
2000-2002  University of Toledo-Ohio                                                           
Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Major: Pharmacy Administration)
1995-1999 Poona College of Pharmacy
Bachelor in Pharmacy (BS Pharm)

 

Teaching and Research Interests

Effective provider-patient communication is crucial for facilitating meaningful patient participation in their medical decisions and improving patient outcomes. However, there is evidence that in most patient visits the extent of provider-patient communication is less than optimal. Understanding provider, patient and environmental factors that impact provider-patient communication thus becomes an important aspect of improving the effectiveness of provider-patient communication.

Thus, my teaching and research interests focus on examining patient, provider and contextual elements that impact provider-patient communication. The main area of my research focuses on the contextual elements that impact provider-patient communication. Contextual elements that I have explored and would like to further explore are organizational culture and climate, provider satisfaction with their jobs and customer satisfaction with provider service. My secondary research interests are in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine and medical informatics.

In terms of teaching, it is my firm belief that effective teaching requires combining several techniques, including involving students in group and individual projects. I now believe in the notion “Tell them and they will forget, show them and they will remember, and involve them and they will understand”. Thus, class projects requiring student involvement have been an integral part of the courses that I teach.

 

Key Expertise

Patient-Provider Communication, Organizational Culture and Climate, Job Satisfaction

 

List of publications/ presentations (Most recent first)

Publications

Shah BK, Rahim HR, Yin H. Pharmacy Students’ Attitudes towards a Public Health Course Requiring Development of a Public Health Program. In Press American Journal of Pharmacy Education.

Mehta M, Pastor C, Shah BK. Achieving Optimal Influenza Vaccination Rates:  A Survey-based Study of Healthcare Workers in an Urban Hospital. J Hosp Infect 2008; 70: 76-79

Shah BK, Chewning BC. Conceptualizing and Measuring Pharmacist-Patient Communication: A Review of Published Studies. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Journal 2006; 2: 153-185

Shah BK, Lively BT, Goodman H, White D. Reasons Why Herbal Users Do Or Do Not Tell Their Physicians About Their Use: A Survey Of Adult Ohio Residents. journal of Pharmacy Technology 2006; 22(3): 148-155

Shah BK, Siganga WW, Shah SC, Mallya U. Pharmacy Student Perspectives on Classroom Education about Herbal Supplements. Am J Pharm Educ 2005; 59(5)

Hicks C, Siganga WW, Shah BK. Enhancing Pharmacy Student Business Management Skills by Collaborating With Pharmacy Managers to Implement Pharmaceutical Care Services. Am J Pharm Educ 2004; 68(4)

Presentations

Shah BK, Rahim HR. Pharmacy Students’ Attitudes towards a Public Health Course Requiring Development of a Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2009

Yin H, Lonie J, Shah BK. Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Social and Administrative Science (SAS) Continue Education (CE) Programs. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2009

Rahim HR, Shah BK. Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions, Experiences of Aggression and Emotional Responses to Aggressive Incidents in Pharmacy Practice. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2009

Shah BK, Rahim HR. Student Perceptions of Consumer Perspectives of Pharmacist Role in the Healthcare System. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2008

Yin H, Shah BK, Rahim HR. Validating the Perceptions of Aggression Scale in Pharmacy: A Rasch Model Analysis Based on Pharmacy Student Data. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2008

Shah BK, Chewning BA. Pharmacists’ Drug-Related Information Provision Behaviors and Patient Self-Report of Its Importance. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2007

Rahim H, Shah BK, Chewning BA. Discrepancy between patients’ perception of and independent observer’s observations of pharmacists’ question-asking behavior.  Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, 2007

Shah BK, Chewning BA. Pharmacists and Technician Perceptions of the Safety Culture in Community Pharmacies. Podium Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, 2007

Shah BK, Chewning BA. Quality of Care offered in Community Pharmacies. Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, 2007

Chewning BA, Sleath BS, Shah BK, DeVellis B, Simmons-Yon A. Concordance in medication decisions for rheumatoid arthritis: patient-provider discussion pathways. Podium Presentation at the EACH, Sept 2006.

Shah BK, Patwardhan P, Gadkari A, Chewning B. Patient Desire for Information from Pharmacists and Barriers to Question-Asking. Podium Presentation, American Pharmacists Association Meeting, 2006.

Shah BK, Gadkari AS, Patwardhan PD, Chewning BA. A Three Year Trend Analysis of Consumer Information Needs, Sources and Barriers to Asking Questions to their Pharmacists. Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, 2006.

Shah BK, Chewning BA, Sleath BS, DeVellis B. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients’ Concerns, Dynamic Medication Regimens and Opportunity for Concordance. American Association of Physician and Patient, October 2005.

Chewning BA, Sleath BS, Shah BK, DeVellis B. Reaching Drug Decisions in Arthritis Care: Examining Pathways to Measure Concordance. American Association of Physician and Patient, October 2005.

Sleath B, Chewning B, DeVellis B, Shah BK. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients’ Issues With and Preferences for their Medication Regimens. American Association of Physician and Patient, October 2005.

Chewning BA, Bylund C, Shah BK, Karmin S, Arora N, Makoul G. Patient Preferences for Shared Medical Decisions. Podium Presentation at the Academy of Health Research Meeting, June 2005.

Shah BK, Chewning B. Conceptualizing and Measuring Pharmacist-Patient Communication: A Review. Podium Presentation at the American Pharmacists’ Association, 2005(Citation: JAPhA 2005; 45 (2): 267)

Shah BK, Chewning BA. Pharmacist-Technician Team Agreement on Pharmacists’ Counseling Role: An Exploratory Study. Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists’ Association Annual Meeting, 2005 (Citation: JAPhA 2005; 45(2): 276-277)

Chewning BA, Bylund C, Shah BK, Arora N, Makoul G. Patient Preferences for Participation in Medical Decision-Making: A Review of the Literature. Podium Presentation at the European Association for Communication in HealthCare, 2004.

Shah BK, Chewning BA. Manager and Technician Attitudes towards Pharmacists Counseling Role. Poster Presentation at the Midwestern Pharmacy Administration Conference, 2004.

Shah BK, Chewning BA, Sleath B, and Rubin R. Decision-making Preferences among Complementary and Alternative Medicine Users and Non-Users. Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, 2004.

Shah BK, Lively BT, Holiday-Goodman M, Chewning BA. Patient Perspectives on Herbal Use: Reasons Why They Tell or Do not Tell Their Physicians about Their Herbal Use. Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, 2003.

Lalla A, Shah BK, Siganga WW. Pharmacy Students Use Of Reference Sources. Podium Presentation at the American Pharmaceutical Association Annual Meeting, 2002

 

Honors/Grants/ Professional Affiliations

HONORS/GRANTS

2009   Health and Wellness Institute Grant, Long Island University
2009   Teaching and Learning Institute Grant, Long Island University
2009   David Newton Teacher of the Year, Long Island University
2008   Center for Disease Control and Prevention Grant
2007   Best Dissertator Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2007   Teaching and Learning Institute Grant, Long Island University
2006   Finalist- Wiederholt Award at the 2006 Biennial Midwest Pharmacy Administration
         Conference
2006   Finalist- Best Poster Award at the 2006 Annual American Pharmacist Association Conference
2006   “Pharmacist-Patient Interaction: A Hierarchical Model Approach”- Vilas Travel Grant
2005   Elected Post-Graduate Officer, ESAS Division, American Pharmacists Association

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2008              Co-Chair Curriculum Assessment Committee, Member of Faculty Review Committee                     and Curriculum Development Committee
2007              Faculty Review Committee & Curriculum Committee at Long Island University
2005-6           Post-Graduate Officer, American Pharmacists Association
2002-Current   Member, American Pharmacists Association & American Association of Colleges of                     Pharmacy
2001-2002       Treasurer, ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes                     Research)

 

Projects

CURRENT

Asthma Education, Counseling and Prevention Program

Role: Co-Designer of an Instructional Module. CDC Grant #: 1H75EH000375-01.
Goals: To develop and provide a culturally competent asthma education, counseling and prevention program.

Health and Wellness Strategies Used by Asthmatic Patients: A Multi-Disciplinary Experiential Learning Activity for Students

Role: Principal Investigator. Health and Wellness Institute Grant, Long Island University
Goals: Train students from pharmacy, respiratory care and nursing to conduct investigations of patient or caregiver beliefs about asthma and treatment strategies and to expose them to varied beliefs about asthma and treatment strategies, and asthma patients’ or families perceptions about access to asthma care and resources.

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Public Health Course Based Service Learning Program for Pharmacy Students

Role: Principal Investigator. Teaching and Learning Institute Grant, Long Island University
Goals: To develop a service learning program for pharmacy students that is consistent with the mission of the Long Island University of providing students with career-related experience and fostering in them a sense of community responsibility.

 

COMPLETED

New York and New Jersey Pharmacists’ Perspectives of Medication Therapy Management Services

Role: Principal Investigator. Data Collection Finished, Manuscript Preparation in Progress
Goals:  To examine New York and New Jersey Pharmacists’ readiness to become providers of medication therapy management services.

Analyzing Student Assessments from Courses In Pharmacy Curriculum

Role: Principal Investigator. Data Collection Finished, Manuscript Preparation in Progress
Goals:  To examine assessments completed by pharmacy students in PH 200, the communications skills course in pharmacy. Course assessments such as reflective papers and surveys provide faculty with an insight into student perspectives such as the skills, abilities, attitudes, perceptions, behaviors and their day to day challenges. These assessments are usually designed not only help students understand the course materials but also to help faculty identify areas for improvement in their students. In addition to these two important functions, assessments can also help faculty conduct an assessment of the content in the course and whether the curriculum adequately addresses the challenges faced by students.

Consumer Awareness of Pharmacist Roles and Activities: An Experiential Learning Activity for Pharmacy Students

Teaching and Learning Institute, Long Island University
Role: Principal Investigator Period of Award: 3/5/07-3/05/08. Project Finished and Report Submitted, Manuscript Preparation In Progress
Goals:  Research aims are to increase consumer awareness of pharmacist role and activities using a student provided brochure and to increase student knowledge about patient expectations and student comfort in interacting with patients by asking students to interview patients prior to them providing the brochure. The effectiveness of the brochure in increasing consumer awareness of pharmacist role and activities is tested by using a randomized controlled trial design. The effectiveness of the interview in enhancing student knowledge and comfort is tested by using a pre-post experimental design.

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