Primary Health Care: Open Access

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Suresh Madhavan

Suresh Madhavan

Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, School of Pharmacy.West Virginia University, USA  


 S. Suresh Madhavan, MBA, PhD, FAPhA is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy at West Virginia University (WVU).  Dr. Madhavan’s primary areas of research interests include health services research and health policy, with particular emphasis on improving access to and quality of health and preventive care services, and the cost-effective use of drugs in healthcare systems.  Dr. Madhavan’s research has focused on cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of preventive drug therapies in public programs like Medicaid and the state government employees’ insurance program.  Over the years, he and his graduate students have studied chronic conditions such as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, insomnia, depression, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and autism looking at issues such as quality of life, medication prescribing, cost-effectiveness of therapy, economic burden of care, and other such issues related to access, cost, affordability, and quality of health care.  Dr. Madhavan has also been involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative roles for pharmacists in the health care system. Of particular note is the Centers for Diseases Control funded study with the American Pharmacists Association regarding the pharmacist’s role in immunizations and a study of the pharmacist’s role as an academic detailer, which received the Council of State Governments’ National Award for Innovation.

Research Interest

Primary Care, Cancer and Family Health

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