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Research interests

My research expertise is in the area of geriatric pharmacoepidemiology. Pharmacoepidemiology employs the methods of epidemiology to study outcomes of drug treatments in specific populations in real-world settings. The group has collaborations with centres in Christchurch (Big Data and Better Ageing Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch) and researchers based at The University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University & Yale University. The research group also has collaborations and support from The Ministry of Health, New Zealand. The group positioned along the translational axis delivers high-quality research that has a considerable impact on medicines policy and practice.

I am interested to recruit doctoral students. Current projects on offer:

1. Development and validation of a novel anticholinergic tool to quantify anticholinergic burden.

2. Novel pharmacoepidemiological approaches to predict adverse drug reactions.

3. Measuring the impact of drug burden and polypharmacy on health outcomes in older people.

4. Deprescribing medicines with limited time-until-benefit in older people.

5. Measuring the impact of the anticholinergic burden on health outcomes in individuals with dementia.

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmacy, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, University of Otago

9 Oct 2018 → …

Keywords

  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica

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Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
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Reducing Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults: A Way Forward

Bala, S. S., Chen, T. F. & Nishtala, P. S., 27 Mar 2019, In : Drugs & Aging. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A population-level study examining discontinuation of statins in older people with dementia

Narayan, S. W., Hilmer, S. N. & Nishtala, P. S., 1 Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 74, 3, p. 379-381 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Association rules method and big data: Evaluating frequent medication combinations associated with fractures in older adults

Nishtala, P. S., Chyou, T. Y., Held, F., Le Couteur, D. G. & Gnjidic, D., 2 Apr 2018, In : Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

zopiclone
Codeine
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Odds Ratio
Data Mining