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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Meyerson BE, Lawrence CA, Cope SDawn, et al. "I could take the judgment if you could just provide the service: non-prescription syringe purchase experience at Arizona pharmacies, 2018." Harm Reduct J. 2019;16(1):57. PMCID: PMC6751644  PMID: 31533730
Bhattacharjee S, Vadiei N, Lee JK, et al. "Extent and Predictors of Potentially Inappropriate Antidepressant Use Among Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder." Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019;27(8):794-805. PMCID: PMC6646083  PMID: 30926273
Vadiei N, Smith TL, Walton AE, Kjome KL. "Impact of Gabapentin Adjunct use with Benzodiazepines for the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal in a Psychiatric Hospital." Psychopharmacol Bull. 2019;49(1):17-27. PMCID: PMC6386428  PMID: 30858636
Vadiei N, Bhattacharjee S. "Patterns and predictors of depression treatment among adults with chronic kidney disease and depression in ambulatory care settings in the United States." Int Urol Nephrol. 2019;51(2):303-309. PMID: 30515735
Sullivan SM, Dewey BN, Jarrell DH, Vadiei N, Patanwala AE. "Comparison of phenobarbital-adjunct versus benzodiazepine-only approach for alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the ED." Am J Emerg Med. 2019;37(7):1313-1316. PMID: 30414743


Bhattacharjee S, Goldstone L, Vadiei N, Lee JK, Burke WJ. "Depression Screening Patterns, Predictors, and Trends Among Adults Without a Depression Diagnosis in Ambulatory Settings in the United States." Psychiatr Serv. 2018:appips201700439. PMID: 29983110
Bhattacharjee S, Vadiei N, Goldstone L, Alrabiah Z, Sherman SJ. "Patterns and Predictors of Depression Treatment among Older Adults with Parkinson's Disease and Depression in Ambulatory Care Settings in the United States." Parkinsons Dis. 2018;2018:3402983. PMCID: PMC5852869  PMID: 29686832
Vadiei N, Smith TL, Garcia-Pittman EC. "Development of oral candidiasis following initiation and rechallenge of extended-release bupropion in a geriatric patient." Ment Health Clin. 2018;8(4):188-190. PMCID: PMC6063460  PMID: 30155394


Vadiei N, Daley MJ, Murthy MS, Shuman CS. "Impact of Norepinephrine Weight-Based Dosing Compared With Non-Weight-Based Dosing in Achieving Time to Goal Mean Arterial Pressure in Obese Patients With Septic Shock." Ann Pharmacother. 2017;51(3):194-202. PMID: 27886982
Ali JT, Daley MJ, Vadiei N, et al. "Thromboelastogram does not detect pre-injury anticoagulation in acute trauma patients." Am J Emerg Med. 2017;35(4):632-636. PMID: 28062209