Jayani Jayawardhana

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Athens
Associate Professor

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Athens

  • Education

    Ph.D. Economics, University of Virginia

    M.A. Economics, University of Virginia

    B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Agnes Scott College

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    2013-2015 Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning,UGA

    2013-2015 Research Mentoring Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, UGA

  • Affiliations
  • Research Interests
    • Health Economics
    • Health Policy
    • Pharmaceutical Economics
    • Industrial Organization
  • Selected Publications

    Jayawardhana, J., Abraham, A.J., Young, H.N. & M. Perri. (2018) “Opioids in Georgia Medicaid: Gender and Insurance Disparities in Utilization and Potential Inappropriate Prescribing Practices,” Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1111/jphs.12215

    Emerson, K.G., I. Boggero, G.V. Ostir, & J. Jayawardhana. (2017) “Pain as a Risk Factor for Loneliness among Older Adults”, Journal of Aging and Health DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264317721348

    Abraham, A.J., G. Bagwell-Adams, & J. Jayawardhana. (2017) “Availability of Tobacco Cessation Services in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs: Impact of State Tobacco Control Policy”, Addictive Behaviors. 71, 12-17

    Shah, S., H. Wei, J. Jayawardhana, M. Perri, E. Cobran, & H. Young. (2017) “Cost utility analysis of Methylphenidate and Amphetamine/Dexamphetamine in adults with Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 8(2), 101-106.

    Abraham, A.J., T.R. Rieckmann, C.A. Andrews, & J. Jayawardhana. (2016) “Health Insurance Enrollment and Availability of Medications for Substance Use Disorders,”Psychiatric Services. Published online August 15, 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500470.

    Gerst-Emerson, K. & J. Jayawardhana. (2016) “Risk Factors for Loneliness in Elderly Adults,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(4), 886-887.

    Jayawardhana, J., & J. Welton. (2015) “Diagnostic Imaging Services in Magnet and non-Magnet Hospitals: Trends in Utilization and Costs” Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(12B), 1357–1363.

    Gerst-Emerson, K. & J. Jayawardhana. (2015) “Loneliness as a Public Health Issue: The Impact of Loneliness on Health Care Utilization among Older Adults” American Journal of Public Health, 105(5), 1013-1019.

    Jayawardhana, J., W.D. Bradford, W. Jones, P. Nietert, & G. Silvestri (2014) “Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Spending and Tobacco Control Efforts”, PLOS ONE, 9(12), e114706. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114706

    Jayawardhana, J., J. Welton, & R.C. Lindrooth. (2014) “Is there a Business Case for Magnet Hospitals? Estimates of the Cost and Revenue Implications of Becoming a Magnet”, Medical Care, 52(5), 400-406.

    Jayawardhana, J. (2013)  “Direct-to-Consumer  Advertising and Consumer  Welfare”,International Journal of Industrial Organization, 31(2), 164-180.

    Sheidow, A., J. Jayawardhana, W.D. Bradford, S. Henggeler, & S. Shapiro (2012) “Money matters: Cost Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Court with and without Evidence- based Treatments”, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 21(1), 69-90.

    Jayawardhana, J., J. Welton, & R.C. Lindrooth (2011) “Adoption of NQF Safe Practices by Magnet Hospitals”, Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(9), 350-356.

    Jayawardhana, J. & R.C. Lindrooth (2009) “Adverse Selection”, Encyclopedia of Health Services Research, Sage Publications Inc.

  • Grant Support

    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Title: Opiod Prescribing in Medicaid: Healthcare Utilization and Deaths from Overdose
    Dates: 04/2016-02/2019
    Funding Agency: NIH/NIDA- R01DA0339930
    Funding: $675,000

    Role: Principle Investigator
    Utilization of Medical Imaging Services by Magnet and non-Magnet Hospitals: Impact on Healthcare Costs
    Date: 01/01/15-12/31/15
    Funding Agency:
    American College of Radiology/Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute