Harrison School of Pharmacy

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  Yasser Alatawi
Degree Program: Ph.D., Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Anticipated Graduation: 2015
Advisor: Richard Hansen, Ph.D.
Email: yma0002@auburn.edu
 Bio

Education:
Pharm.D. - King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2010

Research Areas:

  • Health Outcomes research
  • Pharmacoepidiology
  • Drug safety research

My research interests are focused on health outcomes and pharmacoepidemiology research. Particularly, I am interested in the adverse effects of pharmacotherapies aiming to improve clinical outcomes for patients with cancer and chronic disease. My dissertation utilizes the SEER-Medicare database (surveillance, epidemiology, and end-results program linked to Medicare beneficiaries database) to assess the impact of breast cancer chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment. My goal is to continue working in the area of health outcomes research and to promote the use of safe therapies by healthcare professionals and patients.


Publications:

  • Alatawi Y, Kavookjian J, Ekong G, Alrayees M. The association between health beliefs and medication adherence among patients with type 2 diabetes. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2015 Nov 22.

Poster Presentations:

  • Alatawi Y, Hansen RA. Assessment of adverse event underreporting bias in the U.S. food and drug administration adverse event reporting system. Poster Presentation at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, March 4-7, 2016, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kavookjian J, Alatawi Y, Ekong G. The association between health beliefs and medication adherence for diabetes patients in Saudi Arabia. Accepted for poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, New Orleans, LA, August, 2015.
  • Alatawi Y, Kavookjian J, Ekong G. The association between patient health beliefs and medication adherence for diabetes patients in Saudi Arabia. Boshell Diabetes Research Day, Auburn University, 2015.

Last Updated: August 5, 2016