Nina Vadiei, PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Nina Vadiei, PharmD, BCPP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a clinical pharmacy specialist in psychiatry at Banner University Medical Center – South. Her practice includes comprehensive medication management services in the adult and senior behavioral health acute care units where she serves as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents and teaches psychopharmacology lectures to psychiatry residents/fellows. Additionally, she leads patient medication education groups focused on adherence and overcoming barriers to treatment. Dr. Vadiei is an active member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) where she is the current chair of the Resident and New Practitioner Annual Meeting subcommittee.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

PGY2, Psychiatry Pharmacy Residency, Seton Healthcare Family/The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
PGY1, Pharmacy Residency, Seton Healthcare Family/The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
PharmD, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 2015

Clinical Expertise: 

Psychiatric pharmacotherapy
Acute care behavioral health treatment
Geriatric psychiatry

Areas of Research: 

Psychiatric pharmacotherapy
Geriatric psychiatry
Psychotropic use patterns and health outcomes
Mental health harm reduction strategies
Interprofessional education

Types of Research: 
Behavioral Research
Database Research
Health Outcomes
Literature Reviews
Medication Safety
Patient Care Models
Systems Review and Analysis
Professional Organizations: 

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

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Agley J, Meyerson BE, Eldridge LA, et al. "Exploration of pharmacist comfort with harm reduction behaviors: Cross-sectional latent class analysis." J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2022;62(2):432-440. PMID: 34742654
Vadiei N, Eldridge LAnn, Meyerson BE, Agley J. ""The gatekeepers in prevention": Community pharmacist perceptions of their role in the opioid epidemic." Subst Abus. 2022;43(1):319-327. PMID: 34214407
Jeffers T, Darling B, Edwards C, Vadiei N. "Efficacy of Combination Haloperidol, Lorazepam, and Diphenhydramine vs. Combination Haloperidol and Lorazepam in the Treatment of Acute Agitation: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study." J Emerg Med. 2022;62(4):516-523. PMID: 35287982


Shangraw AM, Silvers J, Warholak T, Vadiei N. "Prevalence of Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Among Pharmacy Students." Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;85(2):8166. PMCID: PMC7926274  PMID: 34283739


Vadiei N, Chien J, Enwereji J, Myslinski B, Guzman A. "Start low, go fast? Antipsychotic titration patterns at an inpatient psychiatric hospital." Ment Health Clin. 2020;10(5):275-281. PMCID: PMC7534816  PMID: 33062553
S Laguado A, Vadiei N, Yenina K. "Impact of Recent Methamphetamine Use on Vancomycin Clearance." Psychopharmacol Bull. 2020;50(3):23-35. PMCID: PMC7377544  PMID: 32733109
Nicholson B, Morse S, Lundgren T, Vadiei N, Bhattacharjee S. "Effect of depression on health behavior among myocardial infarction survivors in the United States." Ment Health Clin. 2020;10(4):222-231. PMCID: PMC7337999  PMID: 32685333
Vadiei N, Howe CL, Zerr B, Ladziak N, Fain MJ, Lee JK. "Psychotropic medication use patterns in home-based primary care: A scoping review." Ment Health Clin. 2020;10(5):282-290. PMCID: PMC7534817  PMID: 33062554
Vadiei N, Bhattacharjee S. "Concurrent Opioid and Benzodiazepine Utilization Patterns and Predictors Among Community-Dwelling Adults in the United States." Psychiatr Serv. 2020;71(10):1011-1019. PMID: 32517642
Bhattacharjee S, Naeem S, Knapp SM, et al. "Health Outcomes Associated with Adherence to Antidepressant Use during Acute and Continuation Phases of Depression Treatment among Older Adults with Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder." J Clin Med. 2020;9(10). PMCID: PMC7589937  PMID: 33092169