Anandi Law, PhD, has joined the College of Pharmacy at Western University

of Health Sciences (WesternU) as an assistant professor of social and

administrative sciences.

In that position, she will teach courses in healthcare and pharmaceutical

administration this fall. Also, she is collaborating with other faculty

members on a research project evaluating whether patients have unmet needs

in the medication process, and what pharmacists can do to meet those


“”One of my goals as a professor is to get students excited about research

as a possible career path,”” Dr. Law said. “”I decided to come to WesternU

after I gave a few guest lectures here last year and was really impressed

with the technology on campus and the way the curriculum is presented.””

Dr. Law also works as a consultant for RAND, a think tank in Santa Monica,

and has done consultant work for a pharmaceutical company and a health

services research firm. In these positions, she has gained writing project

proposals, coordinating a project in assessment of health care quality,

managing medication databases and compiling research information.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Bombay

in India, and attended The Ohio State University for her master’s in

pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry and her PhD in pharmaceutical

administration. Dr. Law has had research published in four pharmaceutical

journals and also serves as a reviewer for several industry publications.

She is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American

Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Association of

Colleges of Pharmacy.

According to Max Ray, PharmD, assistant dean for graduate education and

research, Dr. Law’s background in pharmacy administration, outcomes

research and marketing make her a vital asset to WesternU.

“”Dr. Law adds a completely new dimension to the College of Pharmacy

faculty by virtue of her expertise in health services research,”” Dr. Ray


Dr. Law resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Asish, who works in

computer graphics. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, ceramics and