Dr Sujita Narayan

BPharm MPharmPrac PhD

A15 - Pharmacy And Bank Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 0060
Website sujita.narayan@sydney.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Sujita Narayan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney Pharmacy School and was awarded her PhD in 2017 (University of Otago). Her thesis focused on pharmacoepidemiological approaches to examine preventive medicines and multimorbidity in older people. Prior to pursuing her research interests, Sujita trained as a pharmacist at the Fiji school of Medicine and has practiced in hospital and community settings in Fiji. She specialised in the management of people living with HIV in her role as the STI/HIV Regional Pharmacist for 13 countries in the Pacific, and was involved in pooled procurement of antiretroviral medicines, clinical care and contributing to the upgrade of guidelines in reducing transmission of sexually transmitted infections from parent to child. She completed her Master of Pharmacy Practice from Monash University and pursued her path in research, exploring inappropriate medicine use in older adults.

Research interests

Sujita’s main research interests are patient safety and quality use of medicines in special populations.

Her previous projects explore trends in the utilisation of medicines in the older population, factors associated with adverse health outcomes and reducing unnecessary or harmful medicines as older adults approach end-of-life. She has special interests in medicine use in people living with dementia.

Her current projects explore the trends in opioid utilisation at population level and in acute care settings.

Keywords

Patient safety; Quality use of medicines ; Pharmacoepidemiology; Pharmacy practice

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Narayan, S., Hilmer, S., Nishtala, P. (2018). A population-level study examining discontinuation of statins in older people with dementia. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 74(3), 379-381. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2018). Population-based study examining the utilization of preventive medicines by older people in the last year of life. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 18(6), 892-898. [More Information]
  • Bala, S., Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2018). Potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older adults undertaken as a comprehensive geriatric risk assessment. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 74(5), 645-653. [More Information]
  • Nishtala, P., Ndukwe, H., Chyou, T., Salahudeen, M., Narayan, S. (2017). An overview of pharmacoepidemiology in New Zealand: Medical databases, registries and research achievements. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1449), 52-61.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Antihypertensive medicines utilization: A decade-long nationwide study of octogenarians, nonagenarians and centenarians. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 17(7), 1109-1117. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Decade-long temporal trends in the utilization of preventive medicines by centenarians. Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics, 42, 165-169. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Decade-long temporal trends in the utilization of preventive medicines by centenarians. Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics, 42(2), 165-169. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Development and validation of a Medicines Comorbidity Index for older people. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 73(12), 1665-1672. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Discontinuation of Preventive Medicines in Older People with Limited Life Expectancy: A Systematic Review. Drugs and Aging, 34(10), 767-776. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Jamieson, H., Nishtala, P. (2017). Evaluation of the National Minimum Data Set for Neurological Conditions in Older Adults. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 30(6), 331-336. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Tordoff, J., Nishtala, P. (2016). Temporal trends in the utilisation of preventive medicines by older people: A 9-year population-based study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 62, 103-111. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Associations of Potentially Inappropriate Medicine Use with Fall-Related Hospitalisations and Primary Care Visits in Older New Zealanders: A Population-Level Study Using the Updated 2012 Beers Criteria. Drugs - Real World Outcomes, 2(2), 137-141. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medicine use in older New Zealanders: A population-level study using the updated 2012 Beers criteria. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21(4), 633-641. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medicine use in older New Zealanders: a population-level study using the updated 2012 Beers criteria Journal of Evaluation and Clinical Practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21, 633-641. [More Information]
  • Nishtala, P., Narayan, S., Wang, T., Hilmer, S. (2014). Associations of drug burden index with falls, general practitioner visits, and mortality in older people. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 23(7), 753-758. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Hilmer, S., Horsburgh, S., Nishtala, P. (2013). Anticholinergic component of the drug burden index and the anticholinergic drug scale as measures of anticholinergic exposure in older people in New Zealand: a population-level study. Drugs and Aging, 30(11), 927-934. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). A Medicines Comorbidity Index for Older People. Pacific Voices XIII.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). A Medicines Comorbidity Index for older people. School of Pharmacy Research Day.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Antihypertensive medicines utilisation: A decade-long nationwide study of octogenarians, nonagenarians and centenarians. Otago Spotlight Series, Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Evaluation of the National Minimum Dataset for neurological conditions in older adults. ASCEPT-MPGPCR.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Evaluation of the National Minimum Datasets for a diagnosis of dementia. The Otago Medical School Research Society.
  • Narayan, S. (2016). Medicines Comorbidity Index for older people. 3 Minute Thesis.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Polypharmacy and preventive medicines in older people approaching end of life. BIT's 4th Annual Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Pharmacoepidemiological approaches examining preventive medicines and multimorbidity in older people. Pacific Voices XII: Pacific Postgraduate Research Symposium, Not Applicable Records: Not Applicable Records.
  • Narayan, S. (2015). Preventive medicines and multimorbidity. 3 Minute Thesis.
  • Narayan, S., Hilmer, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Statin discontinuation in older people with dementia: A pharmacoepidemiological study. APSA-ASCEPT 2015 Joint Scientific Meeting.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2013). Use of high-risk medicines in older New Zealanders: A population-level study. Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

2018

  • Narayan, S., Hilmer, S., Nishtala, P. (2018). A population-level study examining discontinuation of statins in older people with dementia. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 74(3), 379-381. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2018). Population-based study examining the utilization of preventive medicines by older people in the last year of life. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 18(6), 892-898. [More Information]
  • Bala, S., Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2018). Potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older adults undertaken as a comprehensive geriatric risk assessment. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 74(5), 645-653. [More Information]

2017

  • Nishtala, P., Ndukwe, H., Chyou, T., Salahudeen, M., Narayan, S. (2017). An overview of pharmacoepidemiology in New Zealand: Medical databases, registries and research achievements. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1449), 52-61.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Antihypertensive medicines utilization: A decade-long nationwide study of octogenarians, nonagenarians and centenarians. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 17(7), 1109-1117. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Decade-long temporal trends in the utilization of preventive medicines by centenarians. Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics, 42, 165-169. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Decade-long temporal trends in the utilization of preventive medicines by centenarians. Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics, 42(2), 165-169. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Development and validation of a Medicines Comorbidity Index for older people. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 73(12), 1665-1672. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2017). Discontinuation of Preventive Medicines in Older People with Limited Life Expectancy: A Systematic Review. Drugs and Aging, 34(10), 767-776. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Jamieson, H., Nishtala, P. (2017). Evaluation of the National Minimum Data Set for Neurological Conditions in Older Adults. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 30(6), 331-336. [More Information]

2016

  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). A Medicines Comorbidity Index for Older People. Pacific Voices XIII.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). A Medicines Comorbidity Index for older people. School of Pharmacy Research Day.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Antihypertensive medicines utilisation: A decade-long nationwide study of octogenarians, nonagenarians and centenarians. Otago Spotlight Series, Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Evaluation of the National Minimum Dataset for neurological conditions in older adults. ASCEPT-MPGPCR.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Evaluation of the National Minimum Datasets for a diagnosis of dementia. The Otago Medical School Research Society.
  • Narayan, S. (2016). Medicines Comorbidity Index for older people. 3 Minute Thesis.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2016). Polypharmacy and preventive medicines in older people approaching end of life. BIT's 4th Annual Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
  • Narayan, S., Tordoff, J., Nishtala, P. (2016). Temporal trends in the utilisation of preventive medicines by older people: A 9-year population-based study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 62, 103-111. [More Information]

2015

  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Associations of Potentially Inappropriate Medicine Use with Fall-Related Hospitalisations and Primary Care Visits in Older New Zealanders: A Population-Level Study Using the Updated 2012 Beers Criteria. Drugs - Real World Outcomes, 2(2), 137-141. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Pharmacoepidemiological approaches examining preventive medicines and multimorbidity in older people. Pacific Voices XII: Pacific Postgraduate Research Symposium, Not Applicable Records: Not Applicable Records.
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medicine use in older New Zealanders: A population-level study using the updated 2012 Beers criteria. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21(4), 633-641. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medicine use in older New Zealanders: a population-level study using the updated 2012 Beers criteria Journal of Evaluation and Clinical Practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21, 633-641. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S. (2015). Preventive medicines and multimorbidity. 3 Minute Thesis.
  • Narayan, S., Hilmer, S., Nishtala, P. (2015). Statin discontinuation in older people with dementia: A pharmacoepidemiological study. APSA-ASCEPT 2015 Joint Scientific Meeting.

2014

  • Nishtala, P., Narayan, S., Wang, T., Hilmer, S. (2014). Associations of drug burden index with falls, general practitioner visits, and mortality in older people. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 23(7), 753-758. [More Information]

2013

  • Narayan, S., Hilmer, S., Horsburgh, S., Nishtala, P. (2013). Anticholinergic component of the drug burden index and the anticholinergic drug scale as measures of anticholinergic exposure in older people in New Zealand: a population-level study. Drugs and Aging, 30(11), 927-934. [More Information]
  • Narayan, S., Nishtala, P. (2013). Use of high-risk medicines in older New Zealanders: A population-level study. Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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