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Area of Expertise

My work is focused on comparative effectiveness research, outcomes research, health analytics, and economic evaluation of health care interventions. These multidisciplinary research areas have generated more than 40 peer reviewed publications. I have co-authored a book chapter on Economic Development and Population Health in a book titled Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation. As an investigator, I have received federal- level funding for my work analyzing prescription trends, medication exposure and effectiveness, and identifying ways for improving care.

Education/Academic qualification

PharmD, University Of Texas At Houston

MBA, University of Dhaka

MPharm, University of Dhaka

BPharm, University of Dhaka

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Outpatients Medicine & Life Sciences
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Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Therapeutics Medicine & Life Sciences
Prescriptions Medicine & Life Sciences
Costs and Cost Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2005 2018

  • 549 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
6 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants of opioid prescribing for nonmalignant chronic pain in US outpatient settings

Rasu, R. S. & Knell, M. E., 1 Mar 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 3, p. 524-532 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
International Classification of Diseases
Health Care Surveys
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of polypharmacy on seniors' self-perceived health status

Rasu, R., Agbor-Bawa, W. & Rianon, N., 1 Aug 2017, In : Southern Medical Journal. 110, 8, p. 540-545 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Status
Health Expenditures
Medication Reconciliation
Logistic Models
3 Citations (Scopus)

Lumbar spine surgeries and medication usage during hospital stay: One-center perspective

Sharma, N. K., Olotu, B., Mathew, A., Waitman, L. R. & Rasu, R., 1 Jan 2017, In : Hospital Pharmacy. 52, 11, p. 774-780 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Length of Stay
Opioid Analgesics

Assessing prescribing trends of adjuvant medication therapy in outpatients with a diagnosis of noncancer chronic pain

Rasu, R. S., Vossen, R. K. & Knell, M. E., 19 Dec 2016, In : Clinical Journal of Pain. 33, 9, p. 786-792 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Health Care Surveys
Opioid Analgesics

Macro and micro level usage of outcomes research in pharmacy practices

Rasu, R. S., May 2016, In : Hospital Pharmacy. 51, 5, p. 351-352 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Outcome Assessment (Health Care)