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SHARAVANAN RAMAKRISHNAN

Athens, Georgia
sr84d084@westpost.net
706-202-4008

QUALIFICATIONS
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* Ph.D. in Pharmacy Care Administration, with extensive background in research a
nd analysis of health care products and consumer behavior.
* Experience with analysis of large datasets:Determined effect of follow-up care
post-ED discharge on health care utilization by performing Retrospective Databa
se Analysis with Georgia Medicaid claims database.
* Analyzed market potential of predictive genetic tests through collaborative re
search with University of Georgia faculty.
* Conducted clinical research and education of medical devices, working with phy
sicians and medical research institutions as a top-producing pharmaceutical sale
s representative.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH INCLUDE:


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Retrospective Data Analysis
Qualitative / Quantitative Analysis
Conjoint Analysis
Discrete Choice Experiments
Survey Development
Psychometric Analysis
Market Research
Focus Groups
Structure Equation Modeling (SEM)
Solutions Selling

EDUCATION
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DOCTOR OF PHARMACY CARE ADMINISTRATION (PH.D.)
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, ATHENS, GA
July 2010. Cumulative GPA: 3.93/4.00
* Dissertation: "Direct to Consumer Advertisements of Genetic Tests: Influence o
n Consumer Intentions and Behavior"
* Graduate Assistant Fellowship, 2005-2010
* Recipient, Departmental Dissertation funding ($6,000), 2009
BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B. PHARM)
UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY, BOMBAY, INDIA, 2001

RELATED COURSEWORK / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES


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STATISTICS
Introductory Statistics, Linear Regression Techniques, Analysis of Categorical D
ata, Sampling Methods, Analysis of Time Series Data, SAS Programming using Windo
ws, SAS Programming, Multivariate Models - Binomial and Multinomial Logistic Reg
ression, and Statistics
RESEARCH METHODS
Psychometrics, Research design and Data collection; Developed on-line surveys us
ing Qualtrics and Zoomerang
MARKETING
Marketing research principles and techniques, Marketing management, Consumer beh
avior, Conjoint Analysis, and Structure Equation modeling techniques (SEM)
HEALTH CARE
Pharmacoeconomics and Medical decision analysis, Epidemiology, Quality of life m
easurement, US health care system, Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes
Research
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7
SOFTWARE
SAS, SPSS, LISREL, MPLUS, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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PHARMACEUTICAL
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MARKETING EXECUTIVE, GERMAN REMEDIES SPECIALTIES LTD., BOMBAY, INDIA - 2002 - 20
04
* Established new products and reached monthly target sales within the first yea
r, managing territory for Respicare department.
* Ensured product availability and sales by coordinating with distributors, hosp
itals and retailers.
* Conducted patient counseling and education camps.
* Assisted physicians and medical research institutions with clinical research a
nd education of medical devices including spirometers and peak flow meters.
Intern, Meyer Organics Ltd., Bombay, India June-August 2000
* Trained in Manufacturing, Packaging and Quality Assurance departments of Ointm
ents and Creams manufacturing plant.
ACADEMIC
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GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, ATH
ENS, GA - 2005 - 2010
* Organized and coordinated labs, lectures and provided technical support
* Administrated, proctored, graded and developed quizzes and exams for PharmD st
udents (with approximate strength of 130 students)
* Assisted faculty in literature search, data collection and analysis for differ
ent projects

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
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Ramakrishnan. S., "Psychometric evaluation of five migraine specific quality of
life instruments" at the ISPOR 12th annual international conference at Arlington
, Virginia (May 2007)
Huston. S., Ramakrishnan. S., Cobb. H., "Assessing Pharmacy Students' Attitudes
Towards Pharmacogenomic Testing" at the AACP 2010 meeting at Seattle (July 2010)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
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President, UGA Student Chapter, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and
Outcomes Research, 2009-2010
Member, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2005-
2010
Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2010
Registered Pharmacist in India, 2001- Present
Member, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, 1997 - 2001