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

Associate Dean, Assessment

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:

  1. Improving medication use outcomes for patients using pharmacist interventions,
  2. Development and validation of patient-reported outcome measures (PROs),
  3. Educational assessment and outcomes
  4. Leadership, self-awareness, grit, and the growth mindset in student pharmacists

My focus is on disseminating information 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.

Research Grant

1. “To examine the Impact of a Modified Drug Adherence Work Up (M-DRAW) Tool to improve Patients' Medication Adherence by identifying and Addressing Potential Barriers." PI: AV Law. Extramural Award from CSP Rx. Amount of award: $25,000. Award Period: 2015-2020 “Establishment of pharmacist services in ACOs.” PI: AV Law and D Robinson. Extramural grant from Blue Shield of California.Status: Funded as a contract 2016-2019, $20,000 per year.


Selected Recent Publications:

Pharmacist Services

1. Sun Lee, Manorama M.Khare, Heidi R.Olson, Aleda M.H.Chen, Anandi V.Law. The TEACH trial: Tailored education to assist label comprehension and health literacy. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 839-845 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.05.015

2. Lee S, Hata M, Law AV. Medication Disposal: The Final Step in Medication Safety. J Contemp Pharm Pract 2018; 65(2):34-40.

3. 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

Patient Reported Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics

4. Sun Lee, Yuna H. Bae, Marcia Worley and Anandi Law. Validating the Modified Drug Adherence Work-Up (M-DRAW) Tool to Identify and Address Barriers to Medication Adherence. Pharmacy 2017, 5(3), 52;doi:10.3390/pharmacy5030052.

5. 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)

6. 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

Methodology Related

7. Margarita Echeverri, Elizabeth Unni, Spencer E. Harpe, Jan Kavookjian, Fadi Alkhateeb, Gladys Ekong, and Anandi Law (2018) A Revised Scale of Cultural Competence Curriculum in Pharmacy Education: A Multi-School Validation Trial. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education e-View. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6602.

8. 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.

9. 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

Scholarship of Teaching

10. Malcom Daniel, et al. Appropriateness of Term Limits for Administrative Appointments in Pharmacy Programs American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, accepted for publication to AJPE.

11. Scale of Cultural Competence Curriculum in Pharmacy Education: A Multi-School Validation Trial. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education e-View. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6602

12. Hoffman, J. Overview of a co-curricular professional development program in a college of pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2017.01.01011.

Scholarship of Service

13. Diane B. Ginsburg, Anandi V. Law, Henry Mann, Laura Palombi, W. Thomas Smith, Hoai-An Truong, Lucio R. Volino, and Jeffrey O. Ekoma. AACP REPORT Report of the 2018-2019 Strategic Engagement Standing Committee American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Accepted to AJPE.

14. Jennifer L. Adams and Anandi Law (2017). Strategic Plan Priority 1: Enriching the Applicant Pipeline. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 81, Issue 1, Article S1.

15. 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.

16. 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.