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Natalia Shcherbakova

Assistant Professor of Pharmacoeconomics
Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences

Email:     natalia.shcherbakova@wne.edu
Phone:   413-796-2441
Office:    CSP 328


Dr. Shcherbakova’s research interests include real-world population-based studies of medication use outcomes including medication effectiveness, safety, pharmacoeconomics, persistence and adherence with chronic therapies, managed care program evaluation (e.g., outcomes of pharmacist-delivered interventions).  In addition, she is interested in how social media and participatory medicine transform healthcare. Prior to joining Western New England University College of Pharmacy, she had experience working in pharmaceutical and healthcare consulting companies including Novartis Pharma, Biogen Idec and Avalere Health, a health policy consulting agency in Washington D.C.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy  - University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Division of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, Austin, TX
Master of Science  - University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Division of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, Austin, TX
Specialist (Pharmacy) - Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, Perm, Russia 

Teaching

Pharmacy Outcomes (Spring PY1)
Pharmaceutical Industry in a Global Context (Fall PY2)

Research Affiliations:

Health New England, Inc, Springfield, MA
Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Research / Scholarship

Dr. Shcherbakova’s research interests include real-world population-based studies of medication use outcomes including medication effectiveness, safety, pharmacoeconomics, persistence and adherence with chronic therapies, managed care program evaluation (e.g., outcomes of pharmacist-delivered interventions).  In addition, she is interested in how social media and participatory medicine transform healthcare. Prior to joining Western New England University College of Pharmacy, she had experience working in pharmaceutical and healthcare consulting companies including Novartis Pharma, Biogen Idec and Avalere Health, a health policy consulting agency in Washington D.C.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Shcherbakova N, Tereso G.  Clinical Pharmacist Home Visits and 30-day Readmission in Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2016; 22: 363-368.

Robinson E, Shcherbakova N, Backer L.  Assessment of Pharmacy Manpower and Services in New England. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2015; May 6.

Shcherbakova N, Rascati K, Brown C, Lawson K, Richards EK, Novak S, Yoder L.  Factors Associated with Seizure Recurrence in Epilepsy Patients Treated with Antiepileptic Monotherapy. CNS Drugs. 2014; 28 (11): 1047-1058.

Shcherbakova N, Shepherd M. Community Pharmacists, Internet and Social Media: An Empirical Investigation. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. 2013; 10 (6): e75-e85.

Shcherbakova N, Shepherd M, Lawson K, Richards K. The Role of Authorized Generics in the Prescription Drug Marketplace.  Journal of Generic Medicines. 2011; 8 (1):28-40.

Gavaza P, Shepherd M, Shcherbakova N, Khoza S.  The State of Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics Research in Russia: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. September 2010; 1(3):113-121.

Publications (non peer-reviewed)

Shcherbakova N. The Delivery Mode Matters when Surveying U.S. Practicing Pharmacists: The Reason to Say ‘no’ to the Hybrid. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. 2016; 12 (1): 169-70. 

Shcherbakova N. Book review: “Let Patients Help! A 'patient engagement' handbook - how nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better care.” Journal of Participatory Medicine.  August 2013. Available at: http://www.jopm.org/media-watch/books-literature/2013/08/07/book-review-let-patients-help/

 

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Ruban C, Noone JM, Marino J, Shcherbakova N, Saunders W, Blanchette CM.  Examining Corticosteroid-Induced Type 2 Diabetes in the COPD Medicare Population.  Value in Health. May 2016; 19 (3): A110-111 (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, May 2016, Washington, DC)

Shcherbakova N, Tereso G, Spain J. Factors Associated with Treatment Persistence among Patients Newly Initiated on Opioid Substitution Pharmacotherapy. Journal of American Pharmacists Association 2016; 5(3):e133 (American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2016, Baltimore, MD)

Shcherbakova N, Makhinova T, Silveira K.  Factors Associated with Academic Performance among First-year Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2015; 79 (5):90-91.  (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2015, National Harbor, MD)

Shcherbakova N, Tereso G, Coderre K. Clinical and Humanistic Outcomes of an In-home Clinical Pharmacist Intervention Program. Pharmacotherapy.  June 2014; 34 (6): 15. (American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Virtual Poster Symposium, May 2014)

Aparasu R, West-Strum DS, Patel H, Zuckerman IH, Shcherbakova N, Rasu R, Ersin OH, Best Practices in Building Research Teams for Success in Social and Administrative Sciences. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013; 77 (5):110 (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2013, Chicago, IL)

Shcherbakova N, Rascati K, Brown C, Lawson K, Richards EK, Novak S, Yoder L.  Acute Care Utilization in Patients with Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Monotherapy. Abstract published in Value in Health. May 2013; 16 (3): A100 (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, May 2013, New Orleans, LA)

Shcherbakova N, Barnes J, Roberts R, Wilson J. Assessment of Internet and Social Media Use for Educational Purposes by Third-Year Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012; 76 (5):97. (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2012, Kissimmee, FL)

Shcherbakova N, Shepherd M, Makhinova T. Assessment of Internet and Social Network Use by Texas Independent Community   Pharmacists. Journal of American Pharmacists Association 2012; 52 (2):272. (American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2012, New Orleans, LA)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
  • Rho Chi  Pharmacy Honors Society
  • Society for Participatory Medicine
  • Editorial Board Member,  Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy

Professional Recognition

Editor recognition for quality peer-reviews/top reviewer

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety                                        Aug 2016
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety                                        Aug 2015
  • Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy                              Dec 2015

Professional Service

  • Abstract reviewer, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research 19th Annual European Congress, November 2016, Vienna, Austria
  • Abstract Reviewer, 32nd  International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology &Therapeutic Risk Management, August  2016, Dublin, Ireland
  • Abstract reviewer, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research International Annual Meeting, May 2016, Washington, DC
  • Abstract Reviewer, Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences section,  American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2016, Baltimore, MD
  • Abstract Reviewer , International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 18th Annual European Congress, November 2015, Milan, Italy
  • Abstract reviewer, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research International Annual Meeting, May 2015, Philadelphia, PA
  • Abstract Reviewer, Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences section,  American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2015, San Diego, CA
  • Abstract Reviewer, Medicine 2.0 Summit & World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine & Biomedical Research November , 2014, Maui, HI
  • Abstract Reviewer, 30th Anniversary International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology &Therapeutic Risk Management, October 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Abstract Reviewer, Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences section,  American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, March 2014, Orlando, FL
  • Abstract Reviewer, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology  Mid-year Meeting, April 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Abstract Reviewer and Poster Judge, Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences section, American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting,  March 2013, Los Angeles, CA
  • Abstract Reviewer, International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, August, 2012, Barcelona, Spain
  • Abstract Reviewer, Medicine 2.0 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0, September , 2012, Boston, MA

Journal reviewer

  • American Journal of Managed Care
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • BMC Neurology
  • Currents in  Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
  • International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
  • Journal of American Pharmacists Association
  • Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Journal of Mental Health
  • Journal of Participatory Medicine
  • Journal of Patient Experience
  • Journal of Pharmacy Practice
  • Patient Preference and Adherence
  • Pediatric Drugs
  • Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety
  • Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • Value in Health

Social Media

Twitter: @creativepharma

 

Bibliographic databases