Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Prasadini Perera


Official Address :

Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill, Sri Amarawansa Mawatha
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

prasadini@ahs.pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-81-3999624




  • PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutical Economics Policy and Outcomes track), College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona, 2013
  • MS (Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutical Economics Policy and Outcomes track), College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona, 2010
  • BSc Pharmacy (Hons), Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, 2003
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, June 2019 – present

  • Research Associate/Fellow, Institute for Health Policy, Colombo, July 2013 – May 2019

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, 2017 – 2019

  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Science and Technology, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka (July 2007 - March 2009)

  • Project Officer, Health Action International Asia-Pacific (HAIAP), September 2004 – July 2007

  • Arizona Board of Regents Graduate Research Grant, University of Arizona, 2012 – 2013

  • Award for Academic Excellence – Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Program, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, 2012

  • The William and Betty Milleson Fink Scholarship Award, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, 2011 – 2012

  • Senaka Bibile Gold Medal in Pharmacology, University of Colombo, 2003

  • The Gulamhusain A. J. Noorbhai Gold Medal for Pharmacy, University of Colombo, 2003

  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Colombo, 2000 – 2003

  • Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)

  • National trends in medicines utilization with a special emphasis on noncommunicable diseases
  • Public sector medicines procurement
  • Medicines pricing
  • Medicines use in noncommunicable diseases
  • Health Systems Research
  • Application of pharmacoeconomics in developing countries
  • Perera, Prasadini N, Armstrong, Edward P, Sherill, Duane L, Skrepnek, Grant H, “Acute Exacerbations of COPD in the U.S.: Inpatient Burden and Predictors of Costs and Mortality,” Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 9,2: 131-41, Apr. 2012.

  • Larkey, Linda K, Herman, Patricia M, Roe, Denise J, Garcia, Francisco, Lopez, Ana Maria, Gonzalez, Julie, Perera, Prasadini N, Saboda, Kathylynn, “A Cancer Screening Intervention for Underserved Latina Women by Lay Educators,” Journal of Women’s Health (Larchmt), 21,5: 557-66. May 2012.

  • Perera, Prasadini N, Guy, Mignonne C, Sweaney, Ashley M, Boesen, Kevin P, “Evaluation of Provider Responses to a Pharmacist Run Medication Therapy Management Program,” Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, 17,5: 345-354, Jun. 2011.

  • Perera, Prasadini N, Lamabadusuriya, Sanath P, Pathirana, Walisinghe, “Evaluation of Prescription Compliance and Medication Accuracy in the Professorial Pediatric Unit at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo,” Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 33: 73-77, 2004.

  • Co-Investigator, Sri Lanka Health and Aging Survey (SLHAS) (2015-2019). Grant awarded to the Institute for Health Policy, Sri Lanka by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF r4d grant 400640_160374), National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka (RPHS/2016/DTM/01) and Institute for Health Policy, Sri Lanka (PIRF-201501)