Faculty & Staff bios

Anandi Law, B.Pharm, MS, PhD, FAPhA

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 research interests are in improving outcomes for patients with chronic conditions via pharmacist interventions in collaboration with physicians, in the community setting. My focus is on designing such protocols, working on strengthening methodology and measurement of such pharmacist-driven programs and disseminating information on pharmacist impact to the profession, the health care community at large, and policymakers via publications and professional networks. These areas of interest are a synergy of my training in health outcomes with my background as a pharmacist. I also have an interest in extending my research into advocacy.


Selected Publications:

Pharmacist Services

1. Bik-Wai Bilvick Tai, Sonya B. Frausto, Micah Hata and Anandi V. Law. Prediction of pharmacist intention to provide medication disposal education using the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2016. DOI: 10.1111/jep.12511

2. Bik-Wai Bilvick Tai, Yuna H. Bae, Charles E. LaRue, Anandi V Law. Putting Words Into Action: A simple focused education improves Rx label comprehension and FHL. JAPhA http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2015.12.010.

3. Anandi V. Law, Eric Gupta, Micah Hata, Karl Hess, Roger Klotz, Quang Le, Emmanuelle Schwartzman and BikWai Bilvick Tai. Collaborative Pharmacy Practice: An Update. Invited publication for Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice. Date June 2013 Volume 2013:2, Pages 1 - 16. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IPRP.S33507

4. 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. PMID: 20199959

Patient Reported Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics

1. Anandi V. Law, Prashant Sakharkar, Amir Zargarzadeh, Bik Wai Bilvick Tai, Karl Hess, Micah Hata, Rudolph Mireles, Carolyn Ha, Tony J. Park. Taking stock of medication wastage: Unused medications in US households. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. July–August, 2015; Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 571–578. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.10.003. 9760 views and 368 citations (Sep 2016)

2. Prashant Sakharkar, Mark Bounthavong, Jan D. Hirsch, Candis M. Morello, Timothy C. Chen, Anandi V. Law. Development and validation of PSPSQ 2.0 measuring patient satisfaction with pharmacist services. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. July–August, 2015; Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 487–498. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.10.006

3. Prashant Sakharkar, Amir Zargarzadeh and Anandi V Law. Examining the preferences of elderly patients for adding indications to the prescription label (Rx Label). European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 2014 Vol 2 Issue 4 pp 523-532

4. Zargarzadeh AH, Law AV. “Design and test of preference for a new prescription medication label”. Int J Clin jPharm. 2011; 33:252-259.

5. 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 epub ahead of print. PMID: 21272528

Methodology Related 

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

2. 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. PMID: 18759755

3. Quist RM, Law AV. Agenda for Cultural Competency Using LiTeratURe and Evidence (ACCULTURE)". Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. 2006; 2(1): 420-438. PMID: 17138524

4. Schwartzman E, Chung EP, Sakharkar P, Law AV. Communication Curriculum in a Pharmacy Program: A Survey of Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and Canada. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 5, 6. (2013).

5. Karl M. Hess, Christine Gabrielian, Emmanuelle Schwartzman and Anandi V. Law. The Impact of Student Pharmacists at Health Fair Events. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012; 76 (8) Article 149.

Scholarship of Teaching

1. Rickles N, Yurkon Afton, Ha C, Farmer KC, Hess K, Maclean LG, Milani PA, Designor RJ, LaBella S, Trotta KE, Schwartzman E and Law AV. Teaching Medication Adherence in US Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Volume 76, Issue 5, 2012: Article 79.

2. Micah W. Hata, Roger Klotz, Rick Sylvies, Karl Hess, Emmanuelle Schwartzman, James D. Scott and Anandi V. Law. “Evaluating Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services Conducted by PharmD Students in an Experiential Curriculum.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012; 76 (3) Article 51.

3. Schwartzman E, Hsu DI, Law AV, Chung EP. Assessment of patient communication skills during OSCE: Examining effectiveness of a training program in minimizing inter-grader variability. Patient Educ Couns. 83, 3. (2011), 472-477. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2011.04.001

Scholarship of Service

1. Anandi V. Law, Michelle M. Bottenberg, Anna H. Brozick, Jay D. Currie, Margarita V. DiVall, Stuart T. Haines, Christene Jolowsky, Cynthia P. Koh-Knox, Golda Anne Leonard, Stephanie J. Phelps, Deepa Rao, Andrew Webster, Elizabeth Yablonski. A Checklist for the Development of Faculty Mentorship Programs. AJPE Volume 78, Issue 5, 2014: Article 98.

2. Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Jennifer Le, Lama Nazer, Karl Hess, Jeffrey Wang, Anandi V. Law. A Formal Mentorship Program for Faculty Development. AJPE. Volume 78, Issue 5, 2014: Article 100.

3. Kimberly H. Deloatch, Peter M. Gannett, Tracy M. Hagemann, Anandi V. Law, Candace Smith, David Trang, John R. Reynolds. Student engagement in professional political advocacy in colleges/schools of pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 4 (2012) 207–211.