Faculty & Staff bios

Anandi Law, B.Pharm, PhD

Department Chair, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: alaw@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5645


B.Pharm 1988
University of Bombay (Mumbai), India

MS 1993
The Ohio State University

Ph.D. 1998
The Ohio State University


Research Interest

 My scholarly interests are in the field of outcomes research; the primary focus is to examine the impact of pharmacist service in the community setting (DSM, MTM) on economic, clinical and patient reported outcomes (PROs). My research has extended to examining the impact of pharmacist provided education and information (e.g., prescription labels) on medication taking behavior; and recently to studying medication wastage behavior among patients as the other side of non-adherence. The second broad area of focus is development and validation of instruments measuring PROs (Health-Related Quality-of-Life and patient satisfaction). More recently, I have become involved in programmatic assessment and evaluation at the institutional level with a focus on quality improvement.


 Minhchau Vu, Law AV. “Goal Attainment Scaling: A Review and Applications to Pharmacy Practice”. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2011 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21454137.

 ZargarzadehAH, Law AV.“Design and test of preference for a new prescription medication label”. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2011; 33:252-259.

Anandi V. Law, Cynthia A. Jackevicius and Mark Bounthavong. Increasing the Relevance of the Pharmacoeconomics Course in the PharmD Curriculum: Incorporating Monographs as an Integrative Application of Evidence-Based Medicine and PharmacoeconomicsAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011; 75 (1) Article 1.

 Amir H. Zargarzadeh and Anandi V. Law. Access to multilingual prescription labels and verbal translation services in California.Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2010.08.001

 Anandi V. Law, Amir H. Zargarzadeh. How do patients read, understand, and use prescription labels?: an exploratory study examining patient and pharmacist perspectives. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 18: 282–289. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2010.00055.x

 Karl Hess, Chih Wei-Dai, Brian Garner and Anandi V. Law. “Measuring Outcomes of a Pharmacist-Run Travel Health Clinic Located within an Independent Community Pharmacy.” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association Public Health theme issue.JAPhA 2010; 50:174-180

 Law AV, Okamoto MP and Brock K"Ready, Willing and Able to Provide MTM Services?: A Survey of Community Pharmacists in the USA" Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2009 Dec;5(4):376-81. Epub 2009 Apr 28.

 Law AV, Okamoto MP and Brock K.“Perception of Medicare Part D enrollees of pharmacists and their role as providers of Medication Therapy Management” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. September/October 2008; 48(5): 648-653.

Bounthavong, M and Law AV. “Identifying health-related quality of life (HRQL) domains for multiple chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia): patient and provider perspectives.” Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.2008 (14):1002-1011.