School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Qualification

    PhD (Pharmacy Practice), Master, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) 

  • Senior Lecturer

    Discipline of Social & Administrative Pharmacy

  • Section Editor

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice

  • Academic Editor

    PLOS One

  • Room

    J04 Room 101A

  • Contact

    +604-6533888 Ext. 4085

  • Email

Author ID

Rabia Hussain, Dr

Dr. Rabia Hussain is the Senior Lecturer in the school of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, since 2021. She is the course coordinator for B. Pharmacy undergraduate program for the school. Dr. Rabia completed her PhD from the Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2020. Her research interests include health services research, mixed methods research, qualitative and pharmaceutical policy research. She is currently supervising 1 Master and 5 PhD students. Dr. Rabia has active collaborations with colleagues from the UK, Japan, Middle east and Pakistan and her research focusses on the UN sustainable goal related to ensure healthy lives and to promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • Research interest 

    1. Health services research
    2. Pharmacovigilance
    3. Medicines safety
    4. Community pharmacy
    5. Medicines use

    Ongoing Research

    1. The Impact of COVID-19 pandemic and Need of Drive-Thru Community Pharmacy Service among the General Public Community Pharmacist in Malaysia
    2. Safe use of SABA at community pharmacies of Malaysia
    3. The economics of Participation of the Pharmacist in managing non-communicable diseases
    4. Universal health coverage
    5. Big data and medicines safety
    1. Pharmacy practice
    2. Qualitative research
    3. Pharmaceutical policy
    1. Hussain, R., Hassali, MA., Hashmi, F. & Farooqui M. (2018). A qualitative exploration of knowledge, attitudes and practices of hospital pharmacists towards adverse drug reaction reporting system in Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 11(1).
    2. Hussain, R., Hassali, M.A., ur Rehman, A., Muneswarao, J. & Hashmi, F. (2020). Physicians’ Understanding and Practices of Pharmacovigilance: Qualitative Experience from a Lower Middle-Income Country. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17, 2209 (IF: 2.849)
    3. Hussain, R., Hassali, MA., ur-Rehman, A., Muneswarao, J., Atif, M. & Babar, Z-U-D. (2020). A qualitative evaluation of adverse drug reaction reporting system in Pakistan: Findings from the nurses’ perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17, 3039 (IF: 2.849)
    4. ur-Rehman, A., Hassali, MA., Harun, SN., Abbas, S., Muneswarao, J., Ali, I. & Hussain, R. (2020). Validation and clinical interpretation of the St George’s respiratory questionnaire for COPD (SGRQ-C) after adaptation to Malaysian language and culture, in patients with COPD. Health Qual Life Outcomes 18, 138 (IF: 2.318).
    5. Hussain, R., Dawoud, DM. & Babar, Z-U-D. (2020). Drive thru pharmacy services: a way forward to combat COVID-19 pandemic. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. (IF: 2.719)
    6. ur-Rehman, A., Hassali, MA., Harun, SN., Khan, I Muneswarao, J. & Hussain, R. Prognostic factors responsible for rapid deterioration of lung function in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. (IF: 3.157).
    7. Muneswarao, J., Hassali, MA., Ibrahim, B., Saini, B., Ali, I., ur-Rehman, A., Kumar, A., Naqvi, AA. & Hussain, R. (2020). Effectiveness of home visits in adult patients with asthma: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. The journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice.8 (9). (IF: 7.55)
    8. Malik, M., Tahir, J., Jabbar, R., Ahmed, A., & Hussain, R. (2020). Self-medication during COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and opportunities. Drugs & Therapy Perspectives.
    9. Hussain, R., Bukhari, N., ur-Rehman, A., Hassali, A. & Babar, Z. (2020). Vaccine Prices: a systematic review of literature. Vaccines. 8(4), 629. (IF: 4.086)
      Hussain, R., Hassali, MA., Hashmi, F. & Akram, T. (2021). Exploring healthcare professionals’ knowledge, attitude, and practices towards pharmacovigilance: a cross sectional survey. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy & Practice.
    10. Hussain, R., Arif, S. (2021). Universal Health Coverage and COVID-19: recent developments and implications. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy & Practice.
    11. Paudyal, V., Sun, S., Hussain, R., Abutaleb, M. & Hedima , E. (2021). Complementary and alternative medicines use in COVID-19: A global perspective on practice, policy and research. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (IF: 2.719)
    12. Iqbal, A., Rutter, V., Gulpinar, G., Halai, M., Awele, B., Abdelsalam, R., Claire., Hussain,
      R. & Chan, A. (2021). National Pharmacy Associations in the Commonwealth -current
      scenario and future needs to maximise effective contributions of the pharmacy profession
      towards Universal health coverage. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy & Practice.
    13. Shakeel, S., Muneswarao, J., Aziz, A., Le, H., Syazwanni, F., ur-Rehman, A. & Hussain, R. Adherence to National Antimicrobial Guidelines in Hospitalized Geriatric Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Prospective Observational study in a Malaysian Hospital. Antibiotics. (IF: 4.639)
    14. Hussain, R., Akram, T., Hassali, A., muneswarao, J., urRehman, A., Hashmi, F. & Babar, ZUD. Barriers and facilitators to pharmacovigilance activities in Pakistan: A healthcare professionals-based survey. Plos One (IF: 3.752)
    1. FAR191 Research Methodology & Statistics in Pharmacy
    2. FAR193 Social and Public Health Pharmacy
    3. FEL276 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Marketing
    4. FAR292 Pharmaceutical Management
    5. FAR391 Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in Developing Countries
  • Reviewer

    1. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, (IF: 6.818)
    2. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal (2.879)
    3. PLOS One (3.240)
    4. Journal of Risk Management and Healthcare Policy (IF:2.429)
    5. Patient Preference and Adherence (IF:1.946)
    6. BMC Journal of pharmaceutical Policy & Practice
    7. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
    8. Advances in Medical Education and Practice

    Guest Editor

    1. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (Special Issue: Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research) (IF: 2.468)
    2. Antibiotics (Special Issue: Access, Consumption and Use of Antimicrobials) (IF: 3.893)

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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