UA Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes Grad Students Represent at National Conference

Health and Pharmaceutical outcome graduate students (and ​International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - ISPOR members) and faculty attended the Western Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Conference on October 4-6, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Eleven students, one post-doctoral fellow, two faculty members, and one alumnus represented the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy by attending and/or presenting research at this conference. The conference also provided this group the opportunity to network with students and faculty in similar pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes programs in the western states of the US.

Achievements from this conference, specific to the University of Arizona, were from Chanadda Chinthammit, who had a podium presentation and was awarded first place for Best Podium Presentation; Mira Patel, who was recognized for her leadership within the ISPOR Student Network; and Kristin Khalaf Gillard, who sat on a career panel and shared her insight as a graduate student in the HPO program and her transition into a career in industry/consulting. In addition, six of our students had abstracts accepted for poster presentations during the conference.

Lastly, the HPO graduate students are extremely grateful to the UA HOPE Center for providing funding (by covering accommodation and transportation) to attend and present at this conference. 

Podium Presentation

Co-Occuring Chronic Conditions And The Economic Burden Among Community-Dwelling Stroke Survivors in the United States: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis

Presenter: Chanadda Chinthammit

Poster Presentations:

The Association Between Long-Term Statin Use And The Risk of Dementia Among Diabetic Patients with Comorbid Hyperlipidemia

Presenter: Ching-Yuan Chang

Cost-Effectiveness of Epinephrine Auto-Injector For The Treatment of Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Among Children In The United States

Presenter: Lili Zhou

A Review of Pediatric Trials From

Presenter: Mira Patel

Cost Effectiveness of Sequenced Treatment With Biosimilar Targeted Immune Modulators In Moderate To Severe Rheumatoid Arthirities

Presenter: Mok Oh

Economic Evaluation of Ipimumab 10MG + Dacarbazine (IPI-10MG+DAC) Versus Dacabazine Alone (DAC) In Metastic Melanoma From US Payer Perspective

Presenter: Nimer Alsaid

Psychometric Evaluation of The Health-Systems Alliance For Integrated Medication Management (HAIMM) Patient Experience Survey

Presenter: Patrick Campbell

UA HPO students also attended the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM, after the conference.


Graduate Student Participants included:

  • Abdulaali Almutairi
  • Chanadda Chinthammit
  • Ching-Yuan Chang>
  • Harman Dhatt
  • Lili Zhou
  • Mira Patel
  • Mok Oh
  • Nimer Alsaid
  • Patrick Campbell
  • Shannon Vaffis
  • Srujitha Marupuru

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

  • Kammy Tang

Faculty Members:

  • Daniel Malone (Past ISPOR President, 2015-2016)
  • Sandipan Bhattachariee (UA ISPOR Chapter Faculty Advisor)


  • Kristen Khalaf Gillard (Assistant Director in GHEOR team at Xcenda)


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