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Dr. Rabia Atayee
Pain & Palliative Care
Rabia S. Atayee, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Summary: Pain and Palliative Care
Dr. Atayee’s major research focus is in the area of pain and palliative care with a minor research focus in the area of pharmacy education. She has established several collaborations with other clinical researchers. I have been a co-author on 34 original research manuscript publications (first or senior author of 13), 6 review articles, 53 poster abstract presentations, and 6 oral abstract presentations.
Completion of pre-pharmacy requirements (1999) UCSD; Pharm.D. (2003) UCSF; ASHP Accredited Acute Care Residency (2004) UC San Diego Medical Center; Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy Specialty (BCPS). (2008)
Awards and Honors:
Resident Research Project of the Year Award, UCSD Medical Center (2004); ASHP Research and Education Foundation Pain Management Traineeship (2008); Nominated and awarded for Marquis Who’s Who in America (2009); Selected for the National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) (2009); American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar Mentor (2013); AACP Teacher of the Year Award (2013); Skaggs UC San Diego School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award for class of 2017 (2014); President-elect, Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (2017);
First pharmacist at UC San Diego Health to obtain a DEA license for prescribing independently (2007); Served as co-chair of the comprehensive exam committee and a member of the academic oversight committee and committee on educational policy in the UC San Diego Health Sciences Campus; Elected as president-elect for the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (2015); Appointed as Associate Dean of Admissions and Outreach at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016); American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Alternate Dean Delegate, 2016-2018.
- Co-chair and lecturer of Pharmacy Practice (SPPS 201, 202, 203).
- Lecturer for Therapeutics (SPPS 212B)
- Co-chair and lecturer of Pain and Palliative Care elective (SPPS269)
Key Contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Established role of palliative care pharmacist.
- Effective use of pain and palliative care medications in hematology and oncology patients.
- Clinical research for the use of medications for pain and symptom management.
- Development and expansion of a pain and palliative care clerkships for pharmacy students.
- Established monitoring and counseling guidelines for pharmacist for oral chemotherapy.
Selected Recent Publications (view more)
- Atayee RS et al. (2008). Development of an ambulatory palliative care pharmacist practice. J Palliat Med. 11:1077-82.
- Hansen PR et al. (2012). Preliminary analysis of midlevel practitioners on pain and health-related quality of life and function for a palliative care service at a comprehensive cancer center. J Palliat Med. 15:388-389.
- Atayee RS et al. (2012). An active-learning assignment involving peer-to-peer presentation to improve pharmacy students' attitudes and knowledge of dietary supplements. Am J Pharm Educ. 76(6) Article 113.
- Moy et al. (2014). Factors impacting variability of urinary normeperidine to meperidine metabolic ratio in patients with chronic pain. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 38:1-7
- Yee et al. (2014). Observation of improved adherence with frequent urine drug testing in pain patients. Journal of Opioid Management 10:111-118
- Ma JD et al. (2014). A single center, retrospective analysis evaluating the utilization of the opioid risk tool in opioid-treated cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy 28:4-9.
- Lin KJ et al. (2015) Variable Patterns of Continuous Morphine Infusions at End of Life. J Palliat Med. 18(9):786-9.
- Ma JD et al. (2015) Retrospective analysis of pharmacist interventions in an ambulatory palliative care practice. J Oncol Pharm Pract.
- Atayee RS, Awdishu L, Namba J. (2016) Using Simulation to Improve First-Year Pharmacy Students' Ability to Identify Medication Errors Involving the Top 100 Prescription Medications. Am J Pharm Educ. 80 (5):86.
Potential Collaborative Programs with the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Pain management
- Palliative care
- Promoting the roles of pharmacists
- Pharmacy education