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Gireesh V. Gupchup, PhD

Dean and Professor, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Phone: 618-650-5150a
Fax: 618-650-5152

Pharmacy Administration
B.Pharm, 1988, University of Bombay
MS (Industrial Pharmacy), 1990, University of Toledo
MS (Administrative Pharmacy), 1993, University of Toledo
PhD (Pharmacy Administration), 1996, Purdue University
Academic Leadership Fellows Program, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2006-2007
Fellow, American Pharmacists Association, 2010

Research: Health Services Research and Pharmacy Education
The focus of my research endeavors is the evaluation of the structure, processes and outcomes involved in the delivery of pharmaceutical and health care services and products in underserved populations. Also involved is the development and evaluation of instruments used to measure the structure, processes and outcomes of pharmaceutical services and products. Recently, consistent with my administrative responsibilities, I have conducted research in the area of student outcomes.

Representative Peer-Reviewed Publications
Devraj, R., & Gupchup, G.V. Knowledge and barriers of Illinois pharmacists towards health literacy. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (Accepted for publication).

Cheng, Y, Raisch, D.W., Borrego, M.E., & Gupchup, G.V. Economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes (ECHOs) of pharmaceutical care services for minority patients: A literature review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (In press).

Timpe, E.M., Gupchup, G.V., Scott, V.G., & Cobb, D. (2012). Incorporating Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) into pharmacy accreditation for well established programs. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 76(3), Article 38.

Marr-Lyon, L, Gupchup, G.V., & Anderson, J.R. (2012). An Evaluation of the Psychometric properties of the Purdue Pharmacist's Directive Guidance Scale using SPSS and R software Packages. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 8, 166-171.

Shah, B.M., Gupchup, G.V., Borrego, M.E., Raisch, D., & Knapp, K. (2012). Depressive Symptoms In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Do Stress And Coping Matter? Stress and Health 28(2), 111-122. First Published online early view 16 Jun 2011 (

Devraj, R. & Gupchup, G.V. (2011). Identifying Aspects of Pharmacists’ Attitudes and Barriers towards Health Literacy: A Factor Analytic Study. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 45, 771-779.

Marr-Lyon, L, Gupchup, G.V., & Anderson, J.R. (2010). Split-half and Parallel Reliabilities of the Purdue Pharmacist Directive Guidance Scale. Psychological Reports 107, 726

Devraj, R., Butler, L.M., Gupchup, G.V. & Poirier, T.I. (2010). Active-learning strategies to develop health literacy knowledge and skills. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(8), Article 137.

Anderson, J.R., Marr-Lyon, L.R., & Gupchup, G.V. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Purdue Pharmacist Directive Guidance Scale in a sample of diabetes patients in the Southwestern United States. Psychological Reports 107, 61-67.

Poirier, T.I. & Gupchup, G.V. (2010). Assessment of professionalism in pharmacy Students across a curriculum. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 74(4), Article 62.

Poirier, T.I., Butler, L., Devraj, R., Gupchup, G., Santanello, C., & Lynch, J.C. (2009). Development of cultural competency in pharmacy students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 73(5), Article 81.
Shah, B.M., Gupchup, G.V., Borrego, M.E., Raisch, D.W., & Knapp, K.K. (2008) Depressive symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the ambulatory setting: opportunities to improve outcomes in the course of routine care. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 48, 737-743.

Sheaffer, E.A., Brown, B.K., Byrd, D.C., Gupchup, G.V., Mark, S.M., Mobley-Smith, M.A., Rospond, R.M., & Variable impacting and academic pharmacy career choice. (2008). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 72(3), Article 49.

Naik, R., Borrego, M.E., Gupchup, G.V., Dodd, M., & Sather, M.R. (2007). Pharmacy Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Evaluation of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 71 (5), Article 86.

Jakiche, R., Borrego, M.E., Raisch, D.W., Gupchup, G.V., Pai, M.A., & Jakiche, A. (2007). The cost-effectiveness of two strategies for vaccinating patients with Hepatitis C virus infection against hepatitis A and hepatitis B in the US. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 333, 26-34.

Poirier, T., Santanello, C., & Gupchup, G.V. (2007). Building a community of learners: Laying the foundations with a weeklong new student orientation program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 71 (1), Article 13.

Gupchup, G.V., Abhyankar, U.L., Worley, M.M., Raisch, D.W., Marfatia, A.A., & Namdar, R. (2006). Relationships between Hispanic ethnicity and attitudes and beliefs towards herbal medicine use among older adults. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2, 266-279.

Konduri, N., Gupchup, G.V., Borrego, M.E., & Worley-Louis, M. (2006). Assessment of the reliability and validity of a stress questionnaire for pharmacy administration graduate students. College Student Journal 40, 78-90.

Borrego, M.E., Short, J., House, N., Gupchup, G.V., Naik, R., & Cuellar, D. (2006). New Mexico pharmacists’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs toward prescribing Oral emergency contraceptive products in their practice. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 46, 33-43.

Gupchup, G.V., Borrego, M.E., Santos, R., & Shah, B.M. (2005). Economic, patient preference and health-related quality of life considerations for intranasal corticosteroids in allergic rhinitis: implications for managed care. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 13, 169-184.

Gupchup, G.V., Borrego, M.E., & Konduri, N. (2004). Impact of student life-stress on health related quality of life among Doctor of Pharmacy Students. College Student Journal 38, 292-301.

Kumar, R.N., Gupchup, G.V., Dodd, M.A., Iskedjian, M., Einarson, T.R., Raisch, D.W., & Shah, B.J. (2004). Health care costs associated with four categories of skin ulcers in New Mexico Medicaid fee-for-service patients. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 17, 143-149.

Gupchup, G.V., Marfatia, A.A., Worley, M.M., Raisch, D.W., Bartley, M., & Bennett, B. (2003). Intention to Use Herbal Medicines Among Older Outpatients. Journal Social and Administrative Pharmacy 20, 249-256.

Gupchup, G.V., Hubbard, J.H., Teel, M., Singhal, P.K., Tonrey, L., Riley, K., Rupp, M.T., & Coultas, D.B. (2001). Developing a community specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaire for asthma: the Asthma-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire for Native American Adults (AQLQ-NAA). Journal of Asthma, 38, 169-178.

Singhal, P.K., Raisch, D.W., & Gupchup, G.V. (1999). The impact of pharmaceutical services in community and other ambulatory care settings:research evidence and recommendations for future research. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 33, 1336-1355.

Gupchup, G.V., Wolfgang, A.P, & Thomas, J. III. (1997). Reliability and validity of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire - Marks in a sample of adult asthmatics in the United States. Clinical Therapeutics, 19, 1116-1125.

Gupchup, G.V., & Wolfgang, A.P. (1997). A modified work locus of control scale: preliminary investigation of reliability and validity in a sample of pharmacists. Psychological Reports, 81, 640-642.

Gupchup, G.V., Wolfgang, A.P., & Thomas, J. III. (1996). Development of a scale to measure directive guidance by pharmacists. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 30, 1369-1375.

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