Akhila Yerubandi

Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes & Policy (PHSOP)
Ph.D. Student


Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes and Policy, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States (2022 – Ongoing)

PharmD, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, India (2015-2021)

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Worked with Dr. Randall Tackett and Dr. Henry Young on “Limiting the Potency of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Cannabis Products”.
  • Worked with Dr. Joshua Caballero and Dr. Lorenzo Villa-Zapata on “Side Effects of Therapeutic Doses of Psilocybin: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”.

Treasurer, University of Georgia ISPOR Student Chapter

Research Interests

My research interest lies in exploring the intricate relationship between immunotherapeutic agents and their potential impact on cardiotoxicities, with a unique focus on simultaneous improvements in cardiac health outcomes among cancer patients. I aim to uncover insights that contribute to the refinement of treatment protocols. Understanding the dual effects of immunotherapeutic agents, elucidating the mechanisms behind potential cardiotoxicities, and concurrently identifying avenues for enhancing cardiac well-being in cancer patients.

  • Cardiovascular disease and Immunotherapy
  • Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety
  • Mechanisms of adverse drug effects
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Selected Publications


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