Vasudha Gupta, PharmD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

I am a Board-Certified Pharmacist (BCACP) with over 10 years of experience as an educator and a clinical pharmacist. I am also a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES). I practice at a federally qualified health center, where I independently provide direct patient care to a medically complex underserved population. I’m passionate about patient care and helping to improve clinical outcomes in patients with chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory disorders.

I serve as a preceptor for students completing their ambulatory care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) and teach Roseman University students in the classroom. I’m actively involved in various pharmacy organizations. I am also a strong proponent of advocacy and service and being president of Nevada Pharmacy Alliance, a pharmacy organization focused on improving patient care, has allowed me to be active in creating legislative changes to expand pharmacy practice in Nevada.

I have conducted multiple research projects, attained grant funding, published numerous peer-reviewed publications, including book publications, and founded and served as Editor of a new online pharmacy textbook called “Pharmacy Practice Skills: A Guide for Students and Instructors”. My research interests include Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), medication adherence, improvement in clinical outcomes related to cardiovascular diseases, and well-being.

Education

May 2011 Doctor of Pharmacy
University of Rhode Island – College of Pharmacy
Kingston, RI

Research-Interest

– Improvement in clinical outcomes
– Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
– Medical adherence

Awards

2019 Nevada Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Distinguished Service Award
2015 Faculty Peer Award in Service
2012 The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Subjects

Fall 2016 – Present: Lead Coordinator and Facilitator
PHAR 565 Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) II

Fall 2016 – Present: PHAR 512 Therapeutics: Hypertension

Spring 2016 – Present: PHAR 522 Therapeutics: Men’s and Women’s Health

Book Publications
Founder and Lead Book Editor
1. Gupta V, Nguyen T, Clark M, Williams E, Cone C, Desselle S. eds. Pharmacy Practice Skills: A Guide for Students and Instructors. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (Published online)

Podium Presentations
1. Williams E, Gupta V. Showdown at the LDL Corral: A debate of LDL targets or fixed-dose statin approaches for CV event reduction. California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) Annual Seminar. October 25th, 2020. (Virtual)
2. Williams E, Gupta V. Clinical Trial Design and Bio-statistics: What do I really need to know? California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) and Nevada Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (NVSHP) joint Annual Seminar. October 28th, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.
3. Gupta V, Nguyen S. Food insecurity and its impact on healthcare: the pharmacist’s role. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG. April 12th, 2016. (Webinar)
4. Gupta V, Hincapie AL, Bhutada N, Frausto S. Impact of a web-based intervention on the awareness of medication adherence. So Simple, So Hard: Taking Medication as Directed. Presented results of the research project and participated in a panel discussion regarding local Script Your Future activities. Script Your Future, September 15th, 2015, Sacramento, CA. (Invited)

Peer-reviewed Publications (Last 5 years)
1. Chu A, Gupta V, Unni E. Utilizing the Theory of Planned Behavior to determine the intentions to receive the influenza vaccine during COVID-19: A cross-sectional survey of US adults. Preventive Medicine Reports (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101417

2. Shealy K, Bzowyckyj A, Goldman J, Gupta V, Guyton J, Phillips C, Trujillo J, Westberg S. Endocrine education within clinical sciences curricula at United States schools & colleges of pharmacy. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021.

3. Gupta V, Woodyard JL, Begley K, Curtis S, Tran D. Assessment of Drug Utilization Review activities within US Colleges of Pharmacy. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(5):520-525.

4. Mazan JL, Gupta V, Cook K, Bradley CL, Waghel RC. A comparison of medication counseling evaluation tools utilized in colleges of pharmacy to three recognized guidance documents. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(11):1289-96.

5. Gupta V, Viswesh V, Cone C, Unni E. Qualitative analysis of the impact of changes to the student evaluation of teaching process. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84:Article 7110.

6. Cone C, Viswesh V, Gupta V, Unni E. Motivators, barriers, and strategies to improve response rate to student evaluation of teaching. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018;10(12):1543-1549.

7. Gupta V, Williams E. Establishing a new ambulatory care practice site as a pharmacy practice faculty. Pharmacy. 2018;6(4)111.

8. Hincapie AL, Brown SA, Gupta V, Metzger A. Exploring perceived barriers to medication adherence and the use of mobile technology in underserved patients with chronic conditions. J Pharm Pract. 2017;0897190017744953

9. Viswesh V, Yang H, Gupta V. Evaluation of a modified debate exercise adapted to the pedagogy of Team-Based Learning. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018;82(4):Article 6278.