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Faculty Profile

Susan AbughoshSusan Abughosh

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy

Office: Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 4048
Houston, TX 77204-5047

Contact: smabughosh@uh.edu - 832-842-8395

Research:

  • Medication adherence among patients with chronic illness
  • Evaluating and implementing interventions to enhance adherence and subsequent health outcomes
  • Motivational Interviewing based interventions
  • Ph.D., Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Jordan College of Pharmacy

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  • Mohan A, Vadhariya A, Majd Z, Esse TW, Serna O, Abughosh S*. Impact of a motivational interviewing intervention targeting statins on adherence to concurrent hypertension or diabetes medications. Patient education and counseling.2021 Jan. PMID: 33402279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2020.12.009
  • Payne R, Esse T, Qian J, Mohan A, Vadhariya A, Becho-Dominguez G, Serna O, Kim Villarreal K, Abughosh S. Evaluating Perceptions of Social Determinants of Health and Part D Star Performance of Medicare Advantage-Contracted Primary Care Providers Serving a South Texas Market. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. 2021 May;27(5):544-553. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2021.27.5.544
  • Paranjpe R, Johnson ML, Essien E, Barner J, Serna O, Gallardo E, Majd Z, Fleming ML, Ordonez N, Holstad MM, Abughosh S*. Group based trajectory modeling to identify patterns of adherence & its predictors among older adults on angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers. Patient Preference and Adherence 2020:14, 1935-1947. PMID: 33116437. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S270809
  • Vadhariya A, Paranjpe R, Fleming M, Johnson M, Essien E, Esse T, Serna O, Gallardo E, Bocklage S, Choi J, Abughosh S*. Patient reported barriers to statin adherence: Excerpts from a motivational interviewing intervention in older adults. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2020:61 (1), 60-67. PMID: 3303294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2020.09.002
  • Majd Z, Mohan A, Paranjpe R, Abughosh S*. Identifying adherent patients to newly initiated statins using previous adherence to chronic medications. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 2021 Feb;27(2):186-197. PMID: 33506725. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2021.27.2.186
  • Paranjpe R, Vadhariya A, Choi J, Essien E, Esse T, Gallardo E, Serna O, Abughosh S* Evaluating trajectories of statin adherence after a motivational-interviewing intervention, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2020 1;60(6):892-8. PMID: 32680781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2020.06.011
  • Hwang G, Paranjpe R, Opsomer C, Lu K, Abajue U, Abughosh S, Zaghloul H, Trivedi M. Oral endocrine therapy agent, race/ethnicity, and time on therapy predict adherence in breast cancer patients in a large academic institution. Clinical Breast Cancer, 2020 Dec, (6)520-526.PMID: 32669209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.06.004
  • Wang X, Chen H, Essien E, Wu J, Serna O, Paranjpe R, Abughosh S*. Cost effectiveness analysis of antihypertensive triple combination therapy among patients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (MAP). Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 2020 Aug 1;18. PMID: 32703040. https://doi.org/10.1080/14737167.2020.1800457
  • Wang, X., Chen, H., Essien, E.J. Wu Jun, Serna O, Paranjajpe R, Abughosh S.* Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes and Antihypertensive Triple Combination Therapy Among Elderly Patients with Hypertension Enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (MAP). Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2020 Dec;20(6):591-602. doi: 10.1007/s40256-020-00395-0. PMID: 32043245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40256-020-00395-0.
  • Wang X, Chen H, Essien EJ, Wu J, Serna O, Paranjpe R, Abughosh S*. (2019) Medication adherence to antihypertensive triple combination therapy among patients enrolled in a Medicare advantage plan (MAP). JMCP; 2019 Jun;25(6):678-686.PMID:31134857. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2019.25.6.678.
  • Abughosh S* Vadhariya A, Johnson M, Essien E, Esse T, Serna O, Gallardo E, Boklage S, Choi J, Holstad M, Fleming M. Enhancing statin adherence using a motivational interviewing intervention customized by past adherence trajectories. JMCP. 2019 Oct;25(10):1053-1062. PMID: 31556824. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2019.25.10.1053
  • Vadhariya A, Fleming M, Johnson M, Essien, Serna O, Esse T, Choi J, Boklage S, Abughosh S*. Group-Based Trajectory Models to Identify Sociodemographic and Clinical Predictors of Variable Statin Adherence Patterns among Patients Enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. American Health and Drug Benefits (AHDB), 2019 June;12 (4): 202-211. PMID: 31428238 PMCID: PMC6684050
  • Mann A, Esse TW, Serna O, Castel LD, Abughosh SM. Effectiveness of mailed letters to improve medication adherence among Medicare Advantage Plan participants with chronic conditions. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2018 Dec; 13:37-46. PMID: 30587942 PMCID: PMC6304824. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S185848

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 Gold Medal Poster Award, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting
  • 2020 Bronze Medal Poster Award, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting
  • 2019 Rho Chi Teaching Excellence Awards 2018/2019
  • 2019 Best poster presentation at the Houston Medication Safety Symposium
  • 2018 Top Rated poster Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Congress, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2018 Platinum Medal Poster Award, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting
  • 2017 Bronze Medal Poster Award, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting
  • 2016 Rho Chi Teaching Excellence Awards 2015/2016
  • 2016 Two Finalist Poster Awards, 21st Annual ISPOR International Meeting
  • 2016 Two Bronze Medal Poster Awards, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting
  • 2016 Gold Medal Poster Award, Academy of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting
  • 2015 Finalist Poster Award, 20th Annual ISPOR International Meeting
  • 2012 Finalist Poster Award, 17th Annual ISPOR International Meeting
  • 2011 Finalist Poster Award, 16th Anual ISPOR International Meeting
  • 2002 Award, Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society for Excellence in Academia