Student Spotlight Srujitha Marupuru: One of Five Students in the World selected for the podium presentation at ISPOR Europe 2021

Meet Srujitha Marupuru, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Arizona, in the Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes program. Marupuru and co-authors, Harman Dhatt, Dr. David Rhys Axon, Dr. Terri Warholak, and Dr. Marion Slack submitted a poster and presentation for consideration at ISPOR Europe 2021 and the poster and paper were both were selected! “Impact of Shared Decision Making on Outcomes Among Patients with Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” is the title of the research project that the poster and presentation highlights.

This project is one of the top five projects selected to be presented at the Student Research Spotlight at Virtual ISPOR Europe 2021! Five student presenters from around the world were chosen based on receiving the highest scored student abstracts for Virtual ISPOR Europe 2021. The Student Research Spotlight is the podium presentation where the selected students present their research to the conference attendees. Marupuru had the honor of presenting the paper at the conference. You can watch the presentation here. 

The poster was also selected for display on the Posters Page and was in the top 5% of the research abstracts submitted to the conference.

ISPOR is the leading professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) globally. Healthcare leaders convened virtually this week at Virtual ISPOR Europe 2021, the leading global conference for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for discussion and dissemination of the latest trends in healthcare.

Marupuru received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017 from Manipal University and started her graduate studies at the Coit College of Pharmacy in 2017. During her journey so far at the University of Arizona, she completed her MS in Health and pharmaceutical outcomes and earned Graduate Certificate in Health Law for health professionals. Her research is focused on patient-reported health outcomes, health services research, designing and conducting observational studies, and database analysis to deliver better patient outcomes that are valued by payers and providers.

She is currently a Ph.D. candidate who expects to graduate in May 2022.