Annesha White, PharmD, MS, PhD
Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation,
Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy
Education & Experience:
I have a longstanding interest in geriatrics, managed care, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. I graduated from Florida A&M University with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2001. Realizing my passion for outcomes research after taking a related course, I decided to pursue a Master of Science degree with a focus in Pharmacoeconomics. I went on to pursue and obtain a PhD in Health Services Research from the College of Public Health at the University of Florida with an Alumni Fellowship to support my graduate studies. I have worked on funded projects with the Florida Medicaid program including studies on COX-2 Inhibitors, Hepatitis C and End Stage Renal Disease. I also worked at the Government Accountability Office (the investigative arm of Congress), to examine Pharmacy Benefit Managers impact on Health Plans, Enrollees, and Pharmacies. Over the years, a natural extension of my outcomes research background has developed in the assessment of programmatic outcomes for the college. I continue to explore innovative ways to analyze data to improve patient outcomes and to promote a culture of assessment.
Teaching Areas & Interests:
I have lectured for many of the pharmacy courses taught at Florida A & M University and the University of Florida as well as Mercer University. I currently teach in the UNT System College of Pharmacy – Pharmacoeconomics, Public Health and Pharmaceutical Policy course. My teaching efforts regarding research have allowed me the opportunity to train many pharmacy residents, medical residents and pharmacy research students.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (Peer reviewer of abstracts, Academic Leadership Fellow), International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (Poster judge, Co-Chair Faculty Advisor Council – Fellowships and student chapter advisor), Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (student chapter advisor and AMCP Foundation Board of Trustees member), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (continuing education provider) as well as AcademyHealth. During my graduate studies I was the recipient of the South Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Achievement Award, the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists Student Achievement Award, and the ISPOR Distinguished Service Award. My previous Medicare Part D focused research was supported by a PhRMA Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes. I have completed the ACCP Research Institute Focused Investigator Training Program. I currently serve on four journal Editorial Boards and as a peer reviewer for several journals such as Medical Care and Medicine.
My primary research interests include the design of studies to address issues in the health services research arena. Areas of focus include Health Services, Managed Care, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. My research has included a variety of disease states, such as chronic pain, ESRD and diabetes as well as drug classes such as the hormonal contraceptives with the goal of providing care that is balanced in quality and cost. I have published many peer-reviewed articles and a textbook entitled Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession.
Select Peer Reviewed Publications:
Manigault, K., White, A., Bonner, C., Bina, Girton, F. An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Pharmacy on a Global Medical Mission Trip. Pharmacy Education, 2018; in press.
Cobern, B., White, A., Manigault, K. Reimagining a Medical Exam and the Pharmacist Role on a Medical Mission Trip: Reflections from a Pharmacy Student. Journal of Christianity & Pharmacy. 2018; in press.
Lesko, L., Vozmediano, V., Brown, J., Winterstein, A., Zhao, P., Lippert, J., Hoechel, J., Chaturvedula, A., White, A., and Schmidt, S. Establishing a multidisciplinary framework to study drug-drug interactions of hormonal contraceptives: an invitation to collaborate. CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology. 2018; in press.
Wassom B, White A. Expanding the Reach of Electronic Prescribing: A Call to Action. Digit Med 2018; 4:46-47.
Jacob, B., White, A., Shogbon, A. Student Pharmacists’ Spirituality and Perceptions Regarding the Role of Spirituality in Pharmacy Education. AJPE 2017; 81 (6) Article 108.
White, A., Manigault, K., Nguyen T., Augustine, J. Evaluating the Usefulness of Podcasts in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program Based on Clinical and Research Course Topics and Students’ Native Language. Pharmacy Education, 2017; 17 (1) 207 – 214.
Vu, M., White, A., Kelley, V., Kuca, J., Liu, C. Hospital and Health Plan Partnerships: The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Promoting Health and Wellness. American Health & Drug Benefits. 2016;9(5):269-278.
Choi, A., White Lovett, A., Kang, J., Lee KM. Mobile Applications to Improve Medication Adherence: Existing Apps, Quality of Life and Future Directions. Advances in Pharmacology and Pharmacy, 3(3): 64-74, 2015.
Hahn, A., and White Lovett, A. Electronic Prescribing: An Evaluation on Cost Effectiveness, Clinician Adoption and Limitations. Universal Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2(1):1-24, 2014.
Select Invited Presentations:
White, A., Zolekar, A. Population Healthcare Outcomes: BIG DATA Management and Analysis – Podium Presentation provided at the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Scientific and Training Symposium June 2018
Pfluger, K., White, A., Polypharmacy: A Systematic Review on the Risks and Management of Concomitant Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use – Podium Presentation provided at the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Scientific and Training Symposium June 2018
White, A. Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research: Where is the Intersection for Pharmacometrics – Podium Presentation at ACoP American Conference on Pharmacometrics October 2017
White, A., Simmons, D., Adamson, B., Durkin, M., Stephens, J. Fellowships and Internships: Career Opportunities for the Future – Podium Presentation at the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting May 2017
White, A., Fleming, M. Combating Opioid Abuse through U.S. Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing Schools: What Are We Teaching Our Students? – Podium Presentation at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit April 2017
White, A. Grand Rounds: Shine a Light on Patient Safety – Panel Presentation at the UNTHSC Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Luncheon March 2017
White, A. Grappling with the Opioid Epidemic – Podium Presentation at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Patient Safety Summit October 2016
White, A. Fit for Purpose: Preparing for a Professional Career in Academia – Podium Presentation at the ISPOR Student Forum, ISPOR Annual Meeting May 2016
White, A. Bugs, Drugs and In the News: Recently Approved Drugs – Podium Presentation at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Primary Care Summit April 2016