College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Varun Vaidya, Ph.D.

 

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Assistant Professor
Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Phone: 419.383.1516
Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center, 115D
varun.vaidya@utoledo.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacoeconomics, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy

Scope of Practice and Curriculum

Pharmacoeconomics

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Interest 

  • Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes research
  • Health Services research
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Medication adherence
  • Health disparities

Recent Publications       

Abstracts

  1. Gangan N, Guduru R, Vaidya V. Assessing racial and ethnic disparities in use of inhaled corticosteroids and its economic implications among asthma patients. Accepted as Poster Presentation at International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec in May 2014
  2. Vaidya V, Gangan N, Sheehan J. Impact of Cardiovascular Comorbidities on Patients with Type-II Diabetes: A Systematic Review. Accepted as Poster Presentation at International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec in May 2014
  3. Guduru R, Vaidya V. Assessing the economic implications of racial and ethnic disparities in uncontrolled asthma patients due to the prevalent noncompliance of asthma-controller medications. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida in December 2013.
  4. Blazejewski L, Vaidya V, Gaither C., Pinto S. “Ohio Pharmacists' Perceived Barriers to Providing Nondispensing Services to Underserved Populations.” Presented at APhA 2013 annual meeting, March 2013 at Los Angeles CA
  5. Gangan N, Gangal N, Bechtol R, Vaidya V. Use of smoking cessation agents in patients with lung cancer: an exploratory study. Presented at ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, May 19th to May 22nd at New Orleans, LA, USA
  6. Shah S, Gangan N, Bechtol R, Vaidya V. Smoking in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients: socio-demographic factors associated with smoking cessation. Presented at ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, May 19th to May 22nd at New Orleans, LA, USA
  7. Gangal N, Shah S, Bechtol R, Vaidya V. Trends in smoking status and utilization of smoking cessation agents among females with cardiovascular disease from 2001-2010. Presented at ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, May 19th to May 22nd at New Orleans, LA, USA
  8. Lucas Blazejewski Varun Vaidya, Caroline Gaither Sharrel Pinto “Ohio Pharmacists' Perceived Barriers to Providing Nondispensing Services to Underserved Populations.” APhA 2013 annual meeting, Los Angeles CA
  9. Mrudula Borse Varun Vaidya Meghan Hufstader, “Determinants of Sleep Medication Use among Women in the United States” AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), June 2012 Orlando FL.
  10. Mrudula Borse Varun Vaidya Sharrel Pinto “Co-Morbid Depression and Its Impact on Health Care Expenditure among Individuals with Asthma” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 17th Annual International Meeting. June 2012 Washington DC.
  11. Mrudula Borse Varun Vaidya Meghan Hufstader “Characteristics of Prescription and Non Prescription Sleep Medication Users in the United States” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 17th Annual International Meeting. June 2012 Washington DC.
  12. Varun Vaidya Jackie Lehman Rajesh Balakrishnan “Measurement of Primary Medication Adherence Among Children with Asthma Using Administrative Claims Data” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 17th Annual International Meeting. June 2012 Washington DC.
  13. Varun Vaidya, Lucas Blazejewski, Gautam Partha, Pranav Patel, Sharrel Pinto   “Impact on Medicare Part D on Statin Utilization in Elderly Population.”APhA Annual meeting 2011, Seattle, WA
  14. Varun Vaidya, Pranav Patel “Health expenditure comparison of metoprolol succinate vs metoprolol tartarate” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16th Annual International Meeting, May 2011, Baltimore MD.
  15. Varun Vaidya, Michael Peeters, Gautam Partha, Priyanka Potnis “Effect of having a prescription drug plan on asthma patients' use of controller medications” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16th Annual International Meeting, May 2011, Baltimore MD.
  16. Varun Vaidya, Gautam Partha, Karmakar Monita “Exploring gender disparities in preventive care utilization amongst united states population” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16th Annual International Meeting, May 2011, Baltimore MD.
  17. Jennifer Howe, Priyanka Potnis, Varun Vaidya “ Evaluating the Impact of Physician-Provided Asthma Education on Absenteeism in Children: Using Data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) “International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16th Annual International Meeting, May 2011, Baltimore MD.
  18. Meghan Hufstader, Varun Vaidya , Lavanya Sudharshan , Shelley White-Means, Sharma Gunjan, Dishmon Brooke, “What influences dental care among children?” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16th Annual International Meeting, May 2011, Baltimore MD.
  19. Gautam Partha, Varun Vaidya, Jennifer Howe, Matthew Ferrell “Predicting Preventive Care Service Utilization In A United States Population” International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 13th Annual European Congress October 2010 Prague, Czech Republic
  20. Varun Vaidya Gautam Partha Sara Holl “Assessing Demographic Disparities In Utilization Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Among Patients With Persistent Asthma” ISPORR 15th Annual International Meeting held at May 15-19, 2010 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, USA
  21. Varun Vaidya Song Hee Hong Dick Gourley Shelly White-Means “Relationship Of Cost-Sharing Levels To Adherence With Dual-Controller Therapy Among Asthma Patients” ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting held at May 15-19, 2010 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, USA
  22. Sharrel Pinto, Varun Vaidya, Thomas Henry, Gautam Partha “Lowering the Numbers: Pharmacist Interventions in Managing Blood Pressure in Outpatients” Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference,July 28-30 2010 held in Iowa City, IA
  23. Lucas Brazweski Varun Vaidya “Current Utilization and Cost-effectiveness of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review of Existing Literature” Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference,July 28-30 2010 held in Iowa City, IA
  24. Varun Vaidyaarun, Hufstader Meghan, Ganguli Arijit   "Racial disparities in utilization of asthma controller medications" ISPOR annual research meeting, Orlando, Florida May 2009

Peer-Reviewed Journals  

  1. Anthony J. Comerota, Varun Vaidya, Fedor Lurie ”Clinical Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness of Initial Treatment Strategies for Non-Embolic Acute Limb Ischemia in Real-Life Clinical Settings”  J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug 22. pii: S0741-5214(14)01465-7
  2. Vaidya V, Hufstader-Gabriel M, Gangan N, Borse M. “Characteristics of Prescription and Non-prescription sleep medication users in the United States.” Popul Health Manag. 2014 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Varun Vaidya, Meghan Hufstader-Gabriel, Nilesh Gangan, Surbhi Shah, Robert Bechtol, “Utilization of smoking-cessation pharmacotherapy among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer patients.” Current medical research and opinion. Feb 5 2014. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Varun Vaidya, Sunghee Tak Song Hee Hong “Impact of patient cost sharing on medication adherence among asthmatic patients on dual-controller therapy” Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (JPHSR) 4: 227–233. doi: 10.1111/jphs.12035
  5. Meghan Hufstader, Michael Furukawa, Varun Vaidya “Encouraging Trends in Pharmacies Accepting E-Prescriptions and Physician E-Prescribing and Health Information Exchange Across the U.S.” American Journal of Managed Care 2013 Sep;19(9):760-4.
  6. Lucas Blazejewski, Varun Vaidya, Sharrel Pinto, Caroline Gaither “Pharmacists' Perceived Barriers Providing Non-Dispensing Services to Underserved Populations.” J Community Health. 2013 Oct;38(5):812-22
  7. Varun Vaidya Renuka Gupte Rajesh Balakrishnan “Failure to refill essential asthma prescription medications among pediatric Medicaid beneficiaries with persistent asthma.” Journal of Patient Preferences and Adherence 2013; 7:21-6. 2013 Jan 9.
  8. Dick Gourley, Varun Vaidya, Meghan Hufstader, Ray Max “An International Capstone Experience for Pharmacy Students” Am J Pharm Educ. 2013 Apr 12;77(3):50
  9. Varun Vaidya, Lucas Blazejewski, Sharrel Pinto “Implementation of Medicare Part D and statin use among the elderly population with diabetes” Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 191–196, December 2012
  10. Song Hee Hong, Jing Liu, Sunghee Tak, Varun Vaidya, “The impact of patient knowledge of patient-centered medication label content on quality of life among older adults” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Volume 9, Issue 1, January–February 2013, Pages 37-48
  11. Varun Vaidya, Michael J Peeters, Gautam Partha "Evaluating Association between Type of Prescription Drug Plan and Asthma Patients’ use of Controller Medications" Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Volume 3: 2, pages 65–69, June 2012
  12. Varun Vaidya, Pranav Patel “Health expenditure comparison of extended-release metoprolol succinate and immediate-release metoprolol tartarate.” Clinicoeconomics and Outcomes Research. Feb 2012 Volume 2012:4 Pages 49 - 56
  13. Varun Vaidya, Gautam Partha, Monita Karmakar, "Gender Differences in Utilization of Preventive Care Service in United States,” Journal of Women’s Health February 2012, 21(2): Pages 140-145
  14. Varun Vaidya Gautam Partha Jennifer Howe “Utilization of Preventive Care Service
    Impacting Cardiovascular Outcomes in the United States” Risk Management and Healthcare Policy January 2011 , Volume 2011:4 Pages 1 – 7
  15. Varun Vaidya, Monica Holiday-Goodman and Sharrel Pinto “Demographic disparities in patient-reported use of inhaled corticosteroids among patients with persistent asthma.” Journal of Asthma and Allergy August 2010 , Volume 2010:3 Pages 101 - 106
  16. Renuka Gupte, Varun Vaidya, Neela Bhatia, Chandrakant Kokre, Manish Bhatia “Synthesis and Antibacterial Screening of Polysubstituted Alkene derivatives.” Asian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 18(2), April-June 2006.

Recent Awards

  • ISPOR annual research meeting poster finalist award 2012
  • Recipient of MarketScan Dissertation Support Program 2008
Curriculum Vitae
Last Updated: 3/22/15