Sonak D. Pastakia

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacist, Indiana University Kenya Partnership


Pharm.D., Temple University School of Pharmacy, 2004
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of North Carolina, 2005
Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, University of North Carolina, 2006
MPH, Health Care Management and Policy, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2007


Quality improvement research focused on optimizing the provision of pharmacy services in resource poor settings; optimizing pharmaceutical care for HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings.

Lab Members:



HIV/AIDS, public health, chronic disease state management, health care system development, pharmacy distribution, pharmacy management, health policy, international pharmacy practice

Representative Publications

Pastakia S, Corbett AH, Raasch RH, Napravnik S, and Correll T. High Frequency of HIV-related Medication Errors and Associated Risk Factors in Hospitalized Patients. Research presentation session: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Conference, October 27th, 2006, St. Louis, MO.
Pastakia S, Corbett AH, Napravnik S, Wohl D, Correll T. Analysis of the Impact of Understudied Barriers to Medication Access on Adherence in Indigent HIV-infected Patients. Research presentation session: American Society of Health System Pharmacy Mid-year Regional Meeting, December 8th, 2004, Orlando, FL.
Pastakia S and Wertheimer AI. Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription vs. Non-prescription Drugs in the United States. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2003:20(6); 197-207.

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