About Shamima Khan

Dr. Shamima Khan earned her PhD in Pharmacy Administration/Social and Administrative Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science and her Master of Business Administration. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont.  

Dr. Khan has served on the faculty at various other institutions.  She has broad teaching and mentoring experiences and brings special expertise in quantitative public health sciences. Her research has focused on understanding health policy, health economics, and public health concerns of the U.S. healthcare system.  


  • PH302 Epidemiology I
  • PH303 Biostatistics I

Articles & Publications

Peer Reviewed:

  • Fischer V, Alam ES, Spotts HE, ^*`Khan S. Who consumes more fruits and vegetables: Dietitians or pharmacists? Int Public Health J, 2021; 13(2):187-201.
  • ^*`Khan S, Fischer V, Hassapidou M: Mediterranean Diet Adherence among Greek Americans. J of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research, 2018:5(1).
  • ^*`Khan S, Spooner JJ, Spotts HE. United States Physician Preferences Regarding Healthcare Financing Options: A Multistate Survey. Pharmacy (Basel). 2018 Dec 9;6(4)
  • ^*`Khan S, Spooner JJ, Spotts HE. Regional Variation in Pharmacist Perception of the Financial Impact of Medicare Part D. Pharmacy (Basel). 2018 Jul 17;6(3).  Cited by 2
  • ^*`Khan S, Spotts HE, Lindblad PC, Spooner JJ. Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) and Patient-Practitioner Orientation: Is There a Relationship? Int J Clin Pract. 2018 May 6:e13092. Cited by 2
  • Spooner JJ, Spotts H, ^*`Khan S. A Nationwide Study of Pharmacists’ Perception of the Impact of Medicare Part D on the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship. Consult Pharm. 2017 Oct 1; 32(10):629-644. Cited by 2
  • Bernales-Korins M, Ang IYH, Khan S, Geliebter A. Psychosocial influences on fruit and vegetable intake following a NYC supermarket discount. Obesity. 2017 Jun 7. Cited by 6
  • ^*`Khan S. What can pharmacists’ do about the Medicare Part D Donut hole and reimbursement? A six-state survey. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2015 Jun;27(3):373-81. Cited by 6
  • ^*`Khan S. Medicare Part D: Pharmacists and Formularies-Whose Job is it to Address Copays? Consult Pharm. 2014;29(9):602-13. Cited by 10
  • ^*`Khan S. Urban and Suburban Community Pharmacists’ Experiences with Part D – A Focus Group Study. J of Pharm Technol. December/ November 2012; 28: 249-257. Cited by 6
  • ^Khan S, Pinckney RG, Keeney D, Frankowski B, Carney JK.  Prevalence of Food Insecurity and Utilization of Food Assistance Program: An Exploratory Survey of a Vermont Middle School. J Sch Health. 2011; 81(1): 15 – 20. Cited by 31
  • ^Khan S, MacLean CD, Littenberg B.  The effect of the Vermont Diabetes Information System on inpatient and emergency room use: results from a randomized trial. Health Outcomes Res Med.2010 1(1), e61-e66.  Cited by 34
  • ^*`Khan S, Sylvester R, Scott D, Pitts B. Physicians’ Opinions about Responsibility for Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs and Formulary Prescribing in Two Midwestern States. J Manag Care Pharm. 2008.14(8):780-89. Cited by 41
  • ^`Khan S, Snyder HW, Rathke AM, Scott DM, Peterson CD Is There a Successful Business Case for Telepharmacy? Telemed J E Health. 2008;14(3):235-244. Cited by 20
  • Pitts B, Dominelli A, ^*`Khan S. Physician Patient Communication Regarding Medicare Part D in Two Midwestern States. P &T. 2007;32(10):544-546, 549-551. Cited by 8
  • Lee AJ, Chiao TB, Lam JT, `Khan S, Boro MS. Improving Medication Safety in the ICU: the Pharmacist’s Role. Hospital Pharmacy. 2007;42(4):337-344. Cited by 15
  • Song JC, Wang CC, Huang YC, Sanchez J, Nguyen T, `Khan S, Kim M, Li P. (2006). Use of Maximum-dose Simvastatin or Atorvastatin in an Ethnically Diverse Population.  Am J Health Syst Pharm.  2007;64(7):767-72. Cited by 3
  • ^*`Khan S, Rappaport HM, Magoun AD. Predicting Future High Cost Asthma Patients (Recipients). J of Pharmaceutical Finance, Economics & Policy. 2005;14(4):43-52. Cited by 3
  • Hoffmann-Smith KA, `Khan S, Lewis SA. An Adverse Drug Phenomenon in Response to Intrathecal Hydromorphone Administration. American J of Pain Management. 2005;15:82-87.

Non-Peer Reviewed:

Book Chapter: Schafemeyer KW, Khan S, Scott DM, Hurd PD: Managed   Care Pharmacy and Public Health.  In: Hurd P, Lubotsky Levin B, and Hanson A. (editors). Chapter         9, Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy, 1st edition, Jones and Barlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA: 205-225. 2008.

Selected Presentations:

Selected Podium Presentations

  • “Implications of Medicare Part D on Community Pharmacy: A Nationwide Study.” Khan S, Spooner J, Hakala C, Robinson E.  Presented by Khan S at the State Society of Aging of New York Convention held in Brooklyn, New York, NY in October 2015
  • “Prevalence of Food Insecurity, Overweight, Obesity and Utilization of Food Assistance Program in a Vermont Middle School.” Khan S, Pinckney RG, Keeney D, Frankowski B, Carney JK. Presented by Khan S at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center (NYONRC) Conference, St. Luke’s- Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY in February 2014

Selected Poster Presentations

  • “Who consumes more Fruits and Vegetables: Dietitians or Pharmacists?” Fischer V, Alam E, Spotts H, Khan S. Presented at the 4th Annual New York City Regional Obesity Forum in 2019 at New York City, NY
  • Educational Opportunities: Advancing the Training of Pharmacy Students in Public Health.”  Abdallah, G and Khan S.  Presented at the New England Pharmacists Convention in 2015 at  Foxborough, MA and at the Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC) Annual Meeting and Student Symposium in 2016 at New York City, NY

Community Engagement

  • Dr. Khan has been involved with various public health initiatives for the past several years.   She became a member of PHANYC (Public Health Association of New York City) in 2010, and served as a board member from 2015 to 2019.  At PHANYC, she became intricately involved with policy issues, and as such was a nominated member of ‘Pharmacy, Mental Health and Drug Policy’ sub-committee. 
  • Besides PHANYC, Dr. Khan also served as a council member of Region II Health Equity from 2014 to 2018 and was elected to serve as a Co-Chair from 2017 to 2018.

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