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Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Wongwiwatthananukit’s research focuses on four research themes which include:

(1) development and validation of an instrument to assess humanistic outcomes (e.g., health-related quality of life, self-efficacy, life-long learning);

(2) applying state of the art health outcomes research and pharmacoeconomic analysis to conduct translational comparative effectiveness research and to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers about which interventions, especially medication therapy, are most clinically and cost-effective for specific patients under specific circumstances and ultimately serve to improve community healthcare practices with larger and more diverse populations;

(3) evaluation of the patient-oriented pharmacy services, medication therapy management, and clinical trials in the areas of tobacco cessation, dyslipidemia, obesity, diabetes, self-care, self-medication/herbals and dietary supplements;

(4) characterization of metabolomic profiles of natural products using multivariate statistics.


  • B.Sc. in Pharmacy (First Class Honors), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand
  • Pharm.D. (Summa Cum Laude), College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • M.Sc., Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University, USA
  • Ph.D., Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University, USA
  • Certified in Tobacco Intervention Skills (Hawaii State Health Department)
  • Certified in Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery for a Faculty Trainer (American Pharmacists Association)
  • Registered Pharmacist - States of Hawaii, Illinois, and Thailand

Classes and Courses

  • PHPP 503-504: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences III & IV
  • PHPP 544/545/546: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences – Academia and Research
  • PHPP 508: Introduction to Biostatistics
  • PHPP 514: Evidence-Based Medicine and Critical Literature Evaluation
  • PHPP 523: Wellness, Prevention and Disease Management
  • PHPP 524: Pharmacoeconomics
  • PHPP 599V: Students Research/Special Project

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Ann Pharmacother, 2006, 40:1917-23
  • J Health Res, 2009, 23:31-36
  • J Health Res, 2009, 23:37-42
  • J Health Res, 2009, 23:103-109
  • Silpakorn U Science & Tech J, 2009, 3:18-32
  • Ann Pharmacother, 2010, 44:415-23
  • J Med Assoc Thai, 2010, 93 (suppl. 6):s84-s92
  • Bioorg Med Chem, 2012, 22:5559-5562
  • Asian Biomed, 2013, 7:227-235
  • J Endocrinol Invest, 2013, 36:558-563
  • Amer J Pharm Educ, 2013, 77(7): article 153
  • Fitoterapia, 2014, 93:194-200
  • Curr Pharm Teach and Learning, 2014, 6:507-515.
  • Int J Clin Pharm, 2014, 36:771-778
  • Bulletin of Health, Sci &Tech, 2014, 12:22-26.
  • Medicine Use –You Must Know, 2010, 2nd edition, ISBN : 978-974-03-2053-1
  • Dictionary of Research and Statistics, 2012, 3rd edition, ISBN: 978-974-03-2018-0


  • Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF)
  • Seed Money Grants University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • INBRE II: Hawaii Statewide Research & Education Partnership (HSREP) sponsored by NCRR/NIH
  • National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH

Awards and Honors

  • Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship Award, Purdue University, 2000
  • The Jenkins-Knevel Award for Excellence in Research, 2001
  • The Nagai Award for Pharmacy Practice Research, The Nagai Foundation Tokyo, Japan, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii, 2010
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for Pharmacy Practice, 27th Annual Research Conference in Pharmaceutical sciences, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010
  • Best Paper/Presentation Award for Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX) Research Conference/Symposium - Faculty Advisor for third-year student pharmacist, Fall 2013 University of Hawai’i Research Conference