Natalia Shcherbakova


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

Research Interests

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.

Courses Taught

PHAR 517 Healthcare Policy and Delivery
PHAR 526 Pharmacy Outcomes
PHAR 628 Literature Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice
PHAR 663 Pharmaceutical Industry in a Global Context

Scholarly Works

Journal Articles

Hong M, Shcherbakova N. (2021 ). Comparison of Discounted and Undiscounted Cash Prices for Cardiovascular Medication by Type of U.S. Community Pharamacy . Journal of General Internal Medicine ,36 , 114-20.

Mo Y, Shcherbakova N, Inman KL, Li W, Kovalenko K, Rosenberg J, Orsini J. (2021 ). Evaluation of Individualized Cefepime Dosing Strategy Using Population Pharmacokinetics. . Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , In press.

Shcherbakova N, Desselle S. (2020 ). Looking back at U.S. Pharmacy’s past to help discern its future . Annals of Pharmacotherapy ,54 , 907-20.

Mo Y, Shcherbakova N, Zeibeq J, Muzykovsky K, Li W, Gasperino J. (2020 ). Clinical and Economic Impact of the Use of Dexmedetomidine compared to Propofol for Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit . International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy ,42 , 1419-24.

Rivera J, Shcherbakova N, Vala C, Capoccia K. (2019 ). Community pharmacists’ interventions and documentation during medication therapy management encounters delivered face-to-face versus via telephone: The devil is in the details . Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy ,16 , 1447-51.

Mo Y, Thomas MC, Laskey CS, Shcherbakova N, Bankert ML, Halloran RH (2018 ). Current Practice Patterns in the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. . P.T. ,43 , 158-62.

Shcherbakova N, Tereso G, Spain J, Roose RJ (2018 ). Treatment Persistence among Insured Patients Newly Starting Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opioid Use Disorder . Annals of Pharmacotherapy ,52 , 405-14.

Shcherbakova, N (2018 ). Pharmaceutical industry in a global context elective course: implementation and preliminary outcomes . International Journal of Pharmacy Practice ,26 , 465-8.

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

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

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

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

Shcherbakova N (2013 , August ). Book review: “Let Patients Help! A 'patient engagement' handbook - how nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better care.” . Journal of Participatory Medicine

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

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

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

Conference Proceedings

Ruban C, Noone JM, Marino J, Shcherbakova N, Saunders W, Blanchette CM (2016 , May ). Examining Corticosteroid-Induced Type 2 Diabetes in the COPD Medicare Population . International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research , Washington, D.C.

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

Shcherbakova N, Makhinova T, Silveira K (2015 , July ). Factors Associated with Academic Performance among First-year Pharmacy Students . American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting , National Harbor, MD

Shcherbakova N, Tereso G, Coderre K (2014 , June ). Clinical and Humanistic Outcomes of an In-home Clinical Pharmacist Intervention Program . American College of Clinical Pharmacy

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

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

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

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