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Department of Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Dean of Assessment and Program Quality
Associate Professor

Harish S. Parihar, RPh, PhD


Office: 678-407-7350
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. Parihar earned a BS in Pharmacy from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) at Mumbai University and earned a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, LA. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Dr. Parihar is a registered pharmacist in Georgia.

Prior to joining the PCOM School of Pharmacy Dr. Parihar held faculty positions at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy in Erie, PA and Long Island University School of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Education

    PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences), The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, 2005
    Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 1999

  • Courses

    o PHAR150G Biochemistry (course coordinator)
    o PHAR212G Integrated Therapeutics II (Medicinal Chemistry section)
    o PHAR241G Infectious Disease I (course coordinator) (Medicinal Chemistry section)
    o PHAR311G Integrated Therapeutics IV (Medicinal Chemistry section)
    o PHAR134G Biostatistics
    o PHAR165G Drug Information and Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine

  • Research

    Dr. Parihar has strong interest in clinical research, especially in the area of diabetes. The key areas of interest are: 1) medication use in gestational diabetes (GDM): management, therapeutic options/outcomes and maternal and fetal Implications; 2) cost benefit analysis of medication use; and 3) medication adherence along with glycemic monitoring and control in diabetic patients.

  • Memberships

    2011 – 2014: Chair of the Curriculum Committee of PCOM-SOP
    2010 – present: Member of the Curriculum Committee of PCOM-SOP
    2010 – 2011: Chair of the Faculty Development Committee of PCOM-SOP
    2011 – 2014: Chair of the Student Academic Progress & Policy Committee of PCOM
    2010 – 2011: Member of the Student Academic Progress & Policy Committee of PCOM
    2010 – 2012: Member of the Academic Performance and Standards Committee (APS) of PCOM-SOP
    2010 – present: Faculty Advisor for PharmD students of PCOM-SOP
    2010 – present: Member of the Ad-hoc Bylaws committee of PCOM-SOP
    2011 – present: Member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Search Committee of PCOM-SOP
    2012: Member of the Faculty Peer Review Team of PCOM-SOP.
    2012 – present: Member of the Ad-hoc Curriculum Self-Study committee of PCOM-SOP
    2004 – 2013: Executive committee member of the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington DC.