Shubhada Sansgiry
Shubhada Sansgiry
Assistant Professor

Division of Health Services Research
Baylor College of Medicine


Undergraduate Education:

  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bombay, India, 1985-1989.

Graduate Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy Administration, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 1996-1999, 2005-2007. 
  • Master’s in Pharmacy Administration, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. 1992-1996.



Shubhada Sansgiry, Ph.D. is Health Services Researcher at theCenter of Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Sansgiryhas been involved in prospective, observational, retrospective studies,and randomized controlled trialsto improve healthoutcomes.


Research Interest

  • Health outcomes
  • Health-related quality of life


Professional Activities:

July 2014-present Assistant Professor Division of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. 
2009-2014 Instructor Division of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. 
2011-Present Faculty Veterans Integrated Services Network 16 South Central Mental Illness Research Educations and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Houston, Texas. 
2014-Present Adjunct Faculty University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas. 

Honors and Awards


Published in peer review journals

  1. Li J, Snow AL, Wilson N, Stanley MA, Morgan RO, Sansgiry S, Kunik ME.The Quality of Pain Treatment in Community-Dwelling Persons with Dementia.  Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders.  2015, 5:470-481. doi: 10.1159/000441717
  2. Malaty HM, Sansgiry S, Artinyan A, Hou J.  Time Trends, Clinical Characteristics, and Risk Factors of Chronic Anal Fissure among a National Cohort of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (DDSJ-D-15-00853R). Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Oct 29 2015. Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26514675
  3. DiNapoli EA, Cully JA, Wayde E, Sansgiry S, Yu HJ, Kunik ME.  Age as a predictive factor of mental health service use among adults with depression and/or anxiety disorder receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration.  Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 21. doi: 10.1002/gps.4362. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26388526
  4. Breland JY, Barrera TL, Snow AL, Sansgiry S, Stanley MA, Wilson N, Amspoker AB, Kunik ME.  Correlates of Pain Intensity in Community-Dwelling Individuals with Mild to Moderate Dementia.  American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.May 2015. 30(3) 320-325.  DOI: 10.1177/1533317514545827. Epub 2014 Aug 7. PubMed PMID: 25107934.
  5. Li LT, Braden GM, Balentine CJ, Orcutt ST, Naik AD, Artinyan A, Sansgiry S, Albo D, Berger DH, Anaya DA.  Postoperative transitional care needs in the elderly:  an outcome of recovery associated with worse long-term survival.  Annals of Surgery. April 2015.  261(4): 695-701.  doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000673. PubMed PMID: 24743615.
  6. Kanwal F, White DL, Jiao L, Tavakili-Tabasi S, Sansgiry S, Ramsey DJ, Kuzniarek J, Spiegelman A, El-Serag HB.  Genetic Variants in Interleukin 28B are associated with Diabetes and Diabetes-related Complications in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.  Digestive Disease and Sciences.  2015. Jul;60(7):2030-7. doi: 10.1007/s10620-015-3545-8. Epub 2015 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 25663241.
  7. Mott J, Grubbs KM, Sansgiry S, Fortney J, Cully JA.  Psychotherapy Utilization among Rural and Urban Veterans from 2007 to 2010.  Journal of Rural Health.  2015 Summer. 31(3), 235-243. Doi:  10.1111/jhr.12099. Epub 2014 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 25471067.Selected for HSR&D CO Brief
  8. John M Hollier, Marilyn Hinojosa-Lindsey, Shubhada Sansgiry, Hashem B El-Serag and Aanand D Naik.  Clinical and Psychosocial Variables Associated with Behavioral Intentions to Undergo Surveillance Endoscopy.  BMC Gastroenterology.   BNC Gastroenterology. 2014. 14(1):107.  doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-14-107. PubMed PMID: 24916457; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4079921.
  9. Li LT, Barden GM, Balentine CJ, Orcutt ST, Naik AD, Artinyan A, Sansgiry S, Albo D, Berger DH, Anaya DA.  Postoperative Transitional Care Needs in the Elderly:  An Outcome of Recovery Associated with Worse Long-Term Survival.  Annals of Surgery 2014. Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:24743615
  10. Hunt NE, Barrera TL, Mott JM, Mignogna J, Yu HJ, Sansgiry S, Stanley MA, Cully JA.  Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors as Predictors of Low and High Psychotherapy Utilization in Veterans.  Psychological Services. 2014Aug;11(3):281-9. doi: 10.1037/a0036907. Epub 2014 May 19. PubMed PMID: 24841513.
  11. Mott J, Hunt NE, Sansgiry S, Mignogna J, Cully J.  Changes in Psychotherapy Utilization among Veterans with Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.   Psychiatric Services 2014 Jan 1;65(1):106-12. doi: 10.1176/ PubMed PMID: 24081213. Available online in advance of publication at:
  12. Hou JK, Chang M, Nguyen T, Kramer JR, Richardson P, Sansgiry S, D'Avolio LW, El-Serag HB. Automated Identification of Surveillance Colonoscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Using Natural Language Processing.  Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23086115.  2013 Apr; 58(4):935-41.
  13. Hou J, Kramer J, Richardson P, Sansgiry S, El-Serag H.  Myelosuppression Monitoring after Immunomodulator Initiation in Veterans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A National Practice Audit.  Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Oct 14. Doi: 10.1111/apt.12075. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23061548.  2012 Dec; 36(11-12):1049-56.
  14. Gilman JW, Davila JA, Sansgiry, S, Miertschin N, Henley CH, Giordano TP. The effect of conspiracy beliefs and trust on HIV diagnosis, linkage, and retention in young MSM with HIV. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. February 2013; 24(1); 36-45. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0012.  PMID: 23377715.
  15. Buscher A, Latini DM, Hartman C, Kallen M, Sansgiry S, Giordano TP.  Utility of a Partner Communication Scale and Personal Meaning Scale in Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected Persons.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  2012 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print].  2013 Mar-Apr;24(2):126-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2012.05.003. PMID:22943981
  16. Davila JA, Miertchin NP, Sansgiry S, Mitts BJ, Henley CH, Giordano TP. Centralization of HIV Services in HIV+ African American and Hispanic Youth Improves Retention in Care. AIDS Care. 2012 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]. 2013; 25(2):202-6. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.689811 PMID: 22708510
  17. Celia N. Robinson, Courtney J. Balentine, Shubhada Sansgiry, David H. Berger.  Disparities in the Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Disease.Gastrointest Surg. 2012 May; 16(5):897-904. Epub 2012 Mar 13. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-012-1844-3.PMID: 22411487
  18. Lee CT, Mei M, Ashley J, Breslow G, O'Donnell M, Gilbert S, Lemmy S, Saxton C, Sagalowsky A, Sansgiry S, Latini DM. Patient Resources Available to Bladder Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study of Healthcare Providers. Bladder Cancer Think Tank and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. Urology. 2012 Jan; 79(1):172-7. Epub 2011 Oct 11. PMID: 21996109
  19. Cornwell LD, Chu D, Misselbeck T, LeMaire SA, Huh J, Sansgiry S, Coselli JS, Bakaeen FG. “Predicting Mortality In High-Risk Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgeon versus Risk Model.J Surg Res. 2012 May 15; 174(2):185-91. Epub 2011 Oct 1. PMID: 22079838
  20. Balentine CJ, Enriquez J, Cruz G, Hodges S, Bansal V, Jo E, Ahern C, Sansgiry S, Petersen NJ, Silberfein E, Brunicardi C, Berger DH, Fisher W.  Obesity Does Not Increase Complications Following Pancreatic Surgery. J Surg Res. 2011 Apr 16 J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):220-5. PMID: 21514600
  21. Kim JJ, Liang MK, Subramanian A, Balentine CJ, Sansgiry S, Awad SS. Predictors of relaparotomy after nontrauma emergency general surgery with initial fascial closure.Am J Surg. 2011 Nov; 202(5):549-52. Epub 2011 Sep 23. PMID: 21944291
  22. Robinson CN, Chen GJ, Balentine CJ, Sansgiry S, Marshall CL, Anaya DA, Artinyan A, Albo D, Berger DH. Minimally Invasive Surgery is Underutilized for Colon Cancer. Ann Surg Onc. 2011 May; 18(5):1412-8. Epub 2011 Jan 7. PMID: 21213059
  23. Shubhada Sansgiry; Chen, Guoqing; Stacey L. Hart; Minghua Mei; Gilad E. Amiel; Seth P. Lerner; David M. Latini.  Health-Related Quality of Life and Psychological Characteristics in Veterans with Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer.  Federal Practitioner.  Jan 2011. 28(1): 31-38.
  24. Subramanian A, Balentine C, Palacio CH, Sansgiry S, Berger DH, Awad SS.Outcomes of damage-control celiotomy in elderly nontrauma patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes.  American Journal of Surgery. 2010 Dec; 200(6):783-8; discussion 788-9. PMID: 21146021
  25. Burris JM, Subramanian A, Sansgiry S, Palacio CH, Bakaeen FG, Awad SS.Perioperative atrial arrhythmias in patients: a review of risk factors and treatment strategies in the veteran population. The American Journal of Surgery. 2010 Nov; 200(5):601-5. PMID: 21056136
  26. Courtney J. Balentine; Celia Robinson; Christy Marshall; Jonathan Wilks; Kujtim Haderxhanaj; Shubhada Sansgiry; Nancy Petersen; Vivek Bansal; Daniel Albo; David H. Berger.  Waist Circumference Predicts Increased Complications in Rectal Cancer Surgery.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1669-79. Epub 2010 Sep 11. PMID: 20835770
  27. Courtney Balentine; Jose Enriquez; William Fisher; Sally Hodges; Vivek Bansal; Shubhada Sansgiry; Nancy Petersen; David H Berger.   Intra-Abdominal Fat Predicts Survival in Pancreatic Cancer.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1832-7. Epub 2010 Aug 20. PMID: 20725799
  28. Cornwell LD, Chu D, LeMaire SA, Huh J, Sansgiry S, Coselli JS, Bakaeen FG. Surgical intervention for infective endocarditis in a veteran population.   Am J Surg. 2010.  Nov;200(5):596-600. PMID:  21056135
  29. Bakaeen, Faisal G; Chu, Danny; Huh, Joseph; Lemaire, Scott Anthony; Cornwell Lorraine; Sansgiry, Shubhada; Atluri, Prasad V.; Coselli, Joseph S.  Outcomes of Circulatory Arrest Procedures for the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Disease at a Veterans Facility.  .   Am J Surg. 2010.  Nov;200(5):581-4. PMID: 21056132
  30. Bakaeen, Faisal G.; Chu, Danny; Kim, Insua; Gopaldas, Raja R; Sansgiry, Shubhada; Huh, Joseph; LeMaire, Scott; Berger, David H; Coselli Joseph S. Aortic Valve Replacement: Mortality Predictions of Surgeons Versus Risk Model. J Surg Res. 2010 Sep;163(1):1-6. Epub 2010 Apr 1. PMID: 20605597
  31. F.G. Bakaeen, R. Gopaldas, J. Huh, S. Sansgiry, S.A. LeMaire, K. De La Cruz, J.S. Coselli, D. Chu. Operative Mortality after Aortic Valve Replacement: Predictions Made by Surgeons versus Risk Model.  Journal of Surgical Research, Volume 158, Issue 2,224-225.  February 2010.
  32. Dhaliwal AS, Chu D, Huh J, Ghadir M, Sansgiry S, Atluri P, Lemaire SA, Coselli JS, Bakaeen FG., Prognostic impact of intra-aortic balloon pump insertion before versus after cardiac surgical intervention in a veteran population. The American Journal of Surgery.  2009. November.  198(5). 628-632. PMID: 19887190
  33. Courtney Balentine, Anuradha Subramanian, Carlos H Palacio, Shubhada Sansgiry, David H Berger, Samir S Awad, AVAS Best Clinical Resident Award (Tied): Management and Outcomes of the Open Abdomen in Non-Trauma Patients.  American Journal of Surgery. 2009. 198, 588–592. PMID: 19887182
  34. Omer S, Chu D, Huh J, Coselli JS, Lemaire SA, Sansgiry S, Kar B, Paniagua D, Carabello BA, Bakaeen FG., Outcomes of Aortic Value Replacement Performed by Residents in Octogenarians. Journal of Surgical Research. 2009.Sep; 156(1):139-44. Epub 2009 May 3. PMID: 19592019
  35. Bakaeen FG, Huh J, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Sansgiry S, Atluri PV, Chu D. The July Effect: Impact of the Beginning of the Academic Cycle on Cardiac Surgery Outcomes in a Cohort of 70,616 Patients.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  2009.  July; 88(1): 70-5. PMID: 19559195
  36. Bakaeen FG, Chu D, Huh J, LeMaire SA, Soltero ER, Petersen NJ, Sansgiry S, Lin P, Kougias P, Shenaq S, Coselli JS. Contemporary Outcomes of Open Thoracic Aortic Surgery in a Veteran Population-Do Risk Models Exaggerate Mortality?  American Journal of Surgery. 2009.198(6):889-894. PMID: 19969147
  37. Shubhada S. Sansgiry,  Paul S. Cady,  William T. Sharp,  Vaughn Culbertson,  Cindy Hill,  Paul S. Tate, and Sujit S. Sansgiry, Pharmacists’ Perceived Service Quality and Satisfaction with Services Provided by Drug Information Centers.The Journal of American Pharmacists Association, March-April 2007.
  38. Sansgiry Sujit S., Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Sansgiry, Consumer Involvement: Effect of Information Processing from Over-the-Counter Medication Labels. Health Marketing Quarterly, 2001; 19 (1): 61-78. PMID: 11727293
  39. Sansgiry Sujit S., Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Sansgiry, Effect of Package Design on Evaluation of OTC Medication Information. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2001; 18 (1):24-34.
  40. Sansgiry Shubhada, William T. Sharp, and Sujit S. Sansgiry.Accuracy of Information on Printed Over-the-Counter Drug Advertisements.  Health Marketing Quarterly 1999; 17 (2):7-18. PMID: 11010213
  41. Sansgiry Shubhada, William T. Sharp, and Sujit S. Sansgiry.Consumer Understanding and Interpretation of Printed Over-the-Counter Drug Advertisements.  Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management 1999; 13 (1):15-26.
  42. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Patil. The Effect of Pictures on Vividness of Over-the-Counter Medication Packages. Health Marketing Quarterly 1998; 15 (2): 101-108.
  43. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Sansgiry.Effect of Patient Involvement on Comprehension of Information from OTC Medication Labels.  The Journal of American Pharmaceutical Association, March 1998; 38(2): 256.
  44. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Patil. Readability of Over-the-Counter Medication Labels.  Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association 1997; NS37 (5): 522-528. PMID: 9479403
  45. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Patil. Effect of Consumer Involvement and Package Vividness on Evaluation of OTC Medication Information.  The Journal of American Pharmaceutical Association, March/April 1997; NS37 (2): 253.
  46. Sansgiry Shubhada, Jan Beckwith, and Sujit Sansgiry.  Evaluation of Information Provided by the Idaho Drug Information Service.  The Journal of American Pharmaceutical Association, March/April 1997; NS37 (2): 242.
  47. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Shubhada S. Sansgiry, Paul S. Cady, and Bernardos K. Weldezghi. Cost-effectiveness of Azithromycin for the treatment of Acute Otitis Media in a Rural Population. The American Journal of Managed Care, March 1997; 3 (3): S53.
  48. Sansgiry Shubhada, Paul S. Cady, Sujit Sansgiry, Bernardos K. Weldezghi, Wendy Force, and Vaughn Culbertson. The Treatment of Otitis Media for Idaho Medicaid Recipients: An Economic Analysis. The Journal of American Pharmaceutical Association, March/April 1997, NS37 (2): 241.
  49. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Paul S. Cady, and Shubhada Patil, “Assessing Attitudes of Pharmacy Students on Issues regarding Over-the-Counter Medications.”  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Winter Supplement 1996; 60: 88.


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