Sandipan Bhattacharjee, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science

Sandipan Bhattacharjee, MS, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science—focuses on health outcomes among older adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and other neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. Large databases (pharmacy and administrative claims, national survey data and electronic health records), systematic review, meta-analysis and pharmaco-economic modeling define his diverse research.

Bhattacharjee’s peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and presentations study neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, depression, psychotropic medication use, chronic conditions, and gender differences among older adults. His awards include those from the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research; American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; and American Public Health Association.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

PhD, Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, 2014
MS, Pharmacy Administration, University of Houston (Texas), 2010
BPharm, Pharmacy, Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India), 2006

Areas of Research: 

Big Data
Systematic review, Meta-analysis (traditional and network)
Pharmaco-economic modeling

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Bhattacharjee, S., N. Vadiei, J. K. Lee, D. C. Malone, W-H. Lo-Ciganic, A. E. Patanwala, S. M. Knapp, and W. J. Burke, "Extent and Predictors of Potentially Inappropriate Antidepressant Use Among Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder.", Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, vol. 27, issue 8, pp. 794-805, 2019 Aug. PMCID: PMC6646083  PMID: 30926273
Vadiei, N., and S. Bhattacharjee, "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, vol. 51, issue 2, pp. 303-309, 2019 Feb.


Oh, M., A. McBride, S. Yun, S. Bhattacharjee, M. Slack, J. R. Martin, J. Jeter, and I. Abraham, "BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations and Colorectal Cancer Risk: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.", J Natl Cancer Inst, vol. 110, issue 11, pp. 1178-1189, 2018 Nov 01.
Axon, D. Rhys, S. Bhattacharjee, T. L. Warholak, and M. K. Slack, "Xm Scores for Estimating Total Exposure to Multimodal Strategies Identified by Pharmacists for Managing Pain: Validity Testing and Clinical Relevance.", Pain Res Manag, vol. 2018, pp. 2530286, 2018. PMCID: PMC6311733 
Wali, H., S. Kurdi, J. Bilal, I. Bin Riaz, and S. Bhattacharjee, "Health Behaviors among Stroke Survivors in the United States: A Propensity Score-Matched Study.", J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, vol. 27, issue 8, pp. 2124-2133, 2018 Aug.
Bilal, J., A. Berlinberg, S. Bhattacharjee, J. Trost, I. Bin Riaz, and D. J. B. Kurtzman, "A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of the interleukin (IL)-12/23 and IL-17 inhibitors ustekinumab, secukinumab, ixekizumab, brodalumab, guselkumab and tildrakizumab for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.", J Dermatolog Treat, vol. 29, issue 6, pp. 569-578, 2018 Sep.
Bhattacharjee, S., L. Goldstone, N. Vadiei, J. K. Lee, and W. J. Burke, "Depression Screening Patterns, Predictors, and Trends Among Adults Without a Depression Diagnosis in Ambulatory Settings in the United States.", Psychiatr Serv, pp. appips201700439, 2018 Jul 09.


Patel, M., M. Slack, J. Cooley, and S. Bhattacharjee, "A cross-sectional survey of pharmacists to understand their personal preference of brand and generic over-the-counter medications used to treat common health conditions.", J Pharm Policy Pract, vol. 9, pp. 17, 2016. PMCID: PMC4839112 


Bhattacharjee, S., A. Metzger, C. Tworek, W. Wei, X. Pan, and U. Sambamoorthi, "Parkinson's Disease and Home Healthcare Use and Expenditures among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries.", Parkinsons Dis, vol. 2015, pp. 606810, 2015. PMCID: PMC4458280  PMID: 26090265


Bhattacharjee, S., R. Bhattacharya, G. A. Kelley, and U. Sambamoorthi, "Antidepressant use and new-onset diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.", Diabetes Metab Res Rev, vol. 29, issue 4, pp. 273-84, 2013 May. PMCID: PMC4888867  PMID: 23390036