Research Foci

My research interest is to excel in the areas of social and administrative sciences which includes: comparative effectiveness & outcomes research using secondary healthcare database, pharmacoeconomics, public health, and academic research. I have served as a principal investigator, awarded and funded, public health grants e.g. Underage Drinking/Binge Drinking, Opioid Misuse Prevention Program, Health Enterprise Competent Care Connections Program, and 1422 Chronic Diseases Prevention and Control Grant. I am a strong advocate of positive student outcomes and take pride of my collaborative research team which comprises of graduate-level students and faculty body, from both clinical and pharmaceutical science departments, which is evident from the published articles. I have served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in the field of pharmacy.

I have served as a member of professional organizations, including the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Also, serve as an honorary faculty member of the Gamma Omicron chapter of the Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity.



Parmar, J., Forrest, B. and Freeman, R. Medical Marijuana Patient Counseling Points for Healthcare Professionals based on Trends in the Medical uses, Efficacy, and Adverse Effects of Cannabis-Based Pharmaceutical Drugs. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy-Elsevier. September 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.09.002

Parmar, J., Tejada, F., Purnell, M., Acedera, L., Ngonga, F., and Lang, L. Assessment of Communications-related Admissions Criteria in a Three Year Pharmacy Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2015;79(6) Article 86. doi: 10.5688/ajpe79686

Tejada, F.R., Parmar, J., Lang, L., Ghogomu, J. A comparison of pharmacy technician experience, degree and major as predictors of academic performance between two racial groups at a historically black university. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2016, (8)1, 112-118.

Kharel, M., Parmar, J., Freeman, R., Kas, K., Yim, R., Traore, S., and ElFadaly, M. Lethal Drugs in Capital Punishment in USA: History, Present, and Future Perspectives. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy-Elsevier. Manuscript in press-November 2015. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.11.009

Varadarajan R., Freeman, R., and Parmar, J. Aid-in-Dying Practices in Europe and the United States: Legal and Ethical Perspectives for Pharmacy Research.  Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy-Elsevier. November 2015. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.11.008.

Tejada, F.R., Parmar, J., Purnell, M., and Lang, L. Admissions criteria as predictors of academic performance in a Three-year pharmacy program in an HBCU institution. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2016: 80(1):6

Ajavon, A., Killian D., Odom R., Figliozzi R., Chen F., Balish M., Parmar, J., Freeman, R., Snitzer J.,and Hsia, V. S. Influence of Thyroid Hormone Disruption on the Incidence of Shingles. Epidemiology and Infection, 143, pp 3557-3571. doi:10.1017/S0950268815000655.

Victor Hsia, S., Parmar, J., Freeman, R., and Balish, M. (2013) A retrospective cohort analysis of the relationship between thyroid hormone level and herpes simplex virus-1 activation. Health, 5, 1201-1205. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.58162.

Parmar, J. R. (2009). Impact of hurricane Katrina on epilepsy patients in the Louisiana Medicaid population. University of Louisiana at Monroe. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 174. Can be retrieved from: