Nalin Payakachat, BPharm, MSc, PhDNalin Payakachat

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice
Phone: (501) 686-7701
Fax: (501) 686-5156
Office: Education II Bldg 6253

Education & Training

Khon Kaen University, Thailand (BPharm)
Mahidol Univeristy, Thailand (MSc)
Khon Kaen University, Thailand (Resident and Fellow in Pharmacotherapy (Neurology))
Purdue University, Indiana (PhD)

Teaching Responsibilities

PHPR 3412 US Health Care System: Behavior models, Health status measures
PHSC 5323 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Research Methods: Patient Surveys and Literature Synthesis, Surveys, Interviews, Focus Groups, Sampling Methods
PHPR 5642 Evidence-based Medicine and Pharmacoeconomics: Quality of life and Utility assessment, Satisfaction and quality measure
PHSC 5393 Patient-reported Outcomes Measurement: Scale development, Psychometric testing, Factor analysis, Structural equation modeling, PRO instruments, US FDA & European requirements on PRO clinical studies

Research & Scholarly Interests

Patient reported outcomes measures (children with autism, cancer)
Methodology studies to incorporate family effects into economic evaluation
Educational psychology

Honors & Awards

Journal Referee: Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Value in Health, Journal of American Pharmaceutical Education, European Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Medical Economics, Quality of Life Research, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
2012 AACP Walmart Scholars Program Mentor (Student: Sara E Norman)
June 2011 Invited 2-week Workshop on Pharmacoeconomics and Humanistic Outcome Measures, Funded by the Office of the Higher Education Commission 2011 (Sole Instructor)
2009-2011 NIMH (Co-I): R01 MH089466-01 Measuring quality adjusted life years in children with autism spectrum disorders
2010 UAMS Medical Research Endowment Award: Intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting pharmacists’ job and career satisfaction
2007-2008 Contract research funding (Pfizer, Inc.)
2006-2007 ISPOR Student Chapter President Service Awards
2004-2008 Teaching Assistantship, Purdue University School of Pharmacy
2002 Research Assistantship, Purdue University School of Pharmacy
2001-2002 Residency and Fellowship in Pharmacotherapy (Adult Neurology), Khon Kaen University School of Medicine
2001 Training Grant at University of Illinois at Chicago, Khon Kaen University School of pharmacy (Anticoagulant Clinic, Out-patient Neurology)1994-1995 Research Grant, Research and Developing Institute, Government Pharmaceutical Organization, Thailand
1993-1995 University Developing Commissions (UDC) Scholarship, Silpakorn University, Thailand, Full scholarship


Graduate faculty member, UAMS Graduate Council (September 2008 – present)
Member, ISPOR Health Care Decisions Using Outcomes Research Special Interest Group (HCDUOR) (2006 – present)
Member, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (2004 – present)
Member, ISPOR Disease & Health Management Special Interest Group (DHM) (2006 – present


Curriculum Vitae