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Surachat Ngorsuraches

Surachat Ngorsuraches

Associate Professor
Unit: Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Auburn University
Harrison College of Pharmacy
4306a Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-8357
Fax: 334-844-8307

Jack & Lillian Clift Pharmacy Fellow in Research



  • B.Sc., Pharmacy - Prince of Songkla University (Thailand), 1992
  • M.S., Social and Administrative Pharmacy - Wisconsin, 1999
  • Ph.D., Social and Administrative Pharmacy - Wisconsin, 2002

Research Interests:

  • Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Surachat Ngorsuraches, Ph.D. joined the Harrison College of Pharmacy in July, 2018 as an associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy. Dr. Ngorsuraches is a pharmacist by training. He completed both his masters and doctoral degrees in social and administrative pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, conducting research and serving the pharmacy profession. He has been the principal investigator of several extramural funding research projects and the corresponding authors for the publications of those projects. His research areas include pharmaceutical economics and policy, focusing on patient preference and patient-centered value assessment. He received multiple research grants and contracts from various agencies including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is an active member of International Society of Pharmacoeconomcis and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). He has served the NMSS and the national multiple sclerosis patient-powered research network (MS-PPRN) initially supported by PCORI in various roles, e.g., advisory committee member for projects.

Funded Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Understanding preferences for substance use health services for problematic alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic
Role: Co-investigator (at Auburn University)
Total project funding awarded: CA$262,235

PhRMA Collaborative Actions to Reach Equity (CAREs)
Barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in the Black Belt region
Role: Co-investigator (at Auburn University)
Total project funding awarded: $37,500

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Engaging patients and families in the Deep South in patient-centered multiple sclerosis research
Role: Principle investigator
Total project funding awarded: $247,094

PhRMA Foundation
Measuring the value of fear of contagion in COVID-19 care
Role: Principle investigator
Total project funding awarded: $100,000

PhRMA Foundation
Understanding patient cost sharing thresholds for high and low value care towards development of a value-based formulary
Role: Co-investigator
Total project funding awarded: $100,000

PhRMA Foundation
Psychosocial factors affecting genetic testing decisions in cancer
Role: Co-investigator
Total project funding awarded: $100,000

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Value of innovation: Phase I
Role: Site-investigator (at Auburn University)
Total project funding awarded: $68,250

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Engaging patients and their family members in patient-centered multiple sclerosis research
Role: Principle investigator
Total project funding awarded: $246,422

Sanford Health
Patient engagement in the management of multiple chronic conditions
Role: Principle investigator
Total project funding awarded: $1,000

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Examining the cost-escalation and patient valuation of disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis
Role: Principle investigator
Total project funding awarded: $117,878.20

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Understanding the current and potential impact of patient interaction toward personalized treatment pathways in melanoma
Role: Co-investigator
Total project funding awarded: $5,000 (South Dakota State University subcontract)

Selected Publications

  1. Bebo B, Cintina I, LaRocca N, Ritter L, Talente B, Hartung D, Ngorsuraches S, Wallin M, Yang G. The economic burden of multiple sclerosis in the U.S.: Estimate of direct and indirect costs. Neurology.(Inpress)
  2. Vass C, Boeri M, Karim S, Marshall D, Craig B, Ho KA, Mott D, Ngorsuraches S, Badawy SM, Muhlbacher A, Gonzalez JM, Heidenreich S. Accounting for preference heterogeneity in discrete-choice experiments: A review of the state of practice. Value Health (In press)
  3. Li C, Chen L, Chou C, Ngorsuraches S. Qian J. Using machine learning approaches to predict short-term risk of cardiotoxicity among patients with colorectal cancer after starting fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy. Cardiovasc. Toxicol. (In press)
  4. Li C, Ngorsuraches S, Chou C, Chen L, Qian J. Risk factors of fluoropyrimidine induced cardiotoxicity among cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. (In press)
  5. Poudel N, Banjara B, Kamau S, Frost N, Ngorsuraches S. Factors influencing patients’ willingness-to-pay for disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord (In press)
  6. Muadthong S, Kessomboon N, Kitajima T, Muangyim K, Ngorsuraches S, Kessomboon P. Preferences of Thai head pharmacists for pharmacy technician education: Certification versus Bachelor’s degree program. The Thai Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (In press)
  7. Hohmann N, Hastings T, Jeminiwa R, Qian J, Hansen R, Ngorsuraches S, Garza K. Patient preferences for medication adherence financial incentive structures: A discrete choice experiment. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2021;17:1800-1809.
  8. Ngorsuraches S. Using latent class and quantum models to value equity in health care: A tale of 2 stories. J Manag Spec Pharm. 2021;27(9-1 Suppl):S14-S18.
  9. Hawkins-Taylor C, Ngorsuraches S, Frost N, Sage S, Anderson H. Patients and partners in research: Patient and caregiver perceptions of research engagement and the role of their psychosocial states in participation. J Patient Exp. 2021;8:23743735211018084.
  10. Ngorsuraches S, Poudel N. Incorporating patients’ preferences in the value assessment of disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis: A narrative review. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2021;21:183-195.
  11. Phisalprapa P, Ngorsuraches S, Wanishayakorn T, Kositamongkol C, Supakankunti S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Estimating the preferences and willingness-to-pay for colorectal cancer screening: An opportunity to incorporate the perspective of population at risk into policy development in Thailand. J Med Econ 2021;24:226-233.
  12. Ngorsuraches S, Michael S, Poudel N, Djira G, Griese E, Selya A, Rosa P. Using electronic medical records and health claim data to develop a patient engagement score for patients with multiple chronic conditions: An exploratory study. J Patient Exp 2021;8:2374373520981480
  13. Teoh SL, Ngorsuraches S, Lai NM, Chaiyakunapruk N, Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for nutraceuticals: A discrete choice experiment. Value Health Reg Issues 2021;24:167-172.
  14. Davis B, Qian J, Ngorsuraches S, Jeminiwa R, Garza KB. The clinical impact of pharmacist services on mental health collaborative teams: A systematic review. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020;26:S1544-3191(20)30242-9.
  15. Fahim SM, Ngorsuraches S. Did citizen petitions prolong the number of approval days of generic drugs? Res Social Adm Pharm. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2020;16:1282-1284.
  16. Teoh SL, Ngorsuraches S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Factors influencing consumers’ decision on the use of nutraceuticals: A focus group study in Malaysian population. Arch Pharma Pract. 2020;11:19-27.
  17. Potter A, Beck B, Ngorsuraches S. Tbo-filgrastim versus filgrastim for stem cell mobilization and engraftment in autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: A retrospective review. J Oncol Pharm Practice. 2020;26:23-28.
  18. Frost N, Freeman J, Brixner D, Mort J, Clem J, Ngorsuraches S. Patients’ preferences and willingness-to-pay for disease-modifying therapies. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019;35:55-60.
  19. Ngorsuraches S. 30th Anniversary of pharmaceutical care defined: Shall we reconsider its outcomes? Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:1185-1186.
  20. Stenehjem DD, Au T, Ngorsuraches S, Ma J, Bauer H, Wanishayakorn T, Nelson RS, Pfeiffer CM, Schwartz J, Korytowsky B, Oderda G, Brixner D. Immuno-targeted therapy in melanoma: Patient, provider preferences, and willingness to pay at an academic cancer center. Melanoma Res. 2019;29:626-634.
  21. Teoh SL, Ngorsuraches S, Lai NM, Bangpan M, Chaiyakunapruk N. Factors Affecting Consumers’ Decisions on The Use of Nutraceuticals: A Systematic Review. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2019;70:491-512.
  22. Tanvejsilp P, Taychakhoonavudh S, Chaikledkaew U, Chiyakunapruk N, Ngorsuraches S. Revisit roles of HTA on drug policy in universal health coverage in Thailand: Where are we? And What is next? Value Health Reg Issues. 2019;18:78-82.
  23. Kido K, Ngorsuraches S. Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulations with Warfarin in the Mobidly Obese Population with Atrial Fibrillation. Ann Pharmacother. 2019;53(2):165-170.
  24. Kotschevar CM, Ngorsuraches S, Bott-Knutson RC. The Value of Honors: A Study of Alumni Perspectives on Skills Gained Through Honors Education. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. 2018;19(2):137-155.
  25. Heiberger AL, Ngorsuraches S, Olgun G, Luze L, Leimbach C, Madison H, Lakhani SA. Safety and Effectiveness of Continuous Ketamine Infusion for Sedation in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients. Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2018;23:447-454.
  26. Hansen DJ, Hemachand T, Jensen-Bender W, Meyer B, Ngorsuraches S. Evaluating student performance and perception of a workshop integrating pharmacy practice and a pharmaceutics lab. Innov Pharm. 2018;9(3): Article 7.
  27. Lebahn KK, Waybright RA, Ngorsuraches S, Johnson TJ. Role of Bedside Preparation in Reducing “Door-to-Needle” Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator (Alteplase) Administration Times and Association with Patient Outcomes. S D Med. 2018;71(9):416-421.
  28. Ngorsuraches S. Value-Based Pricing of Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis: Is This Mission Possible? S D Med. 2018;71(3):134-135.
  29. Anderson SM, Beck B, Sterud S, Lockhorst R, Ngorsuraches S. Evaluation the Use of Appropriate Anticoagulation with Lenalidomide and Pomalidomide in Patients with Multiple Myeloma. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2018 Jan 1:1078155218758500. doi: 10.1177/1078155218758500.
  30. Ngorsuraches S, Chaiyakunapruk N, Guo JJ, Yang B. Is It Time for Joint HTA in Asia? Opportunities and Challenges. Value Health Reg Issues. 2017;12:99-100.
  31. Meyer BA, Seefeldt TM, Ngorsuraches S, Hendrickx LD, Lubeck PM, Farver, DK, Heins JR. Interprofessional Education in Pharmacology Using High-Fidelity Simulation. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2017;9(6):1055-1062.
  32. Ngorsuraches S, Mort JR. The Value of Subsidies of Health Plans and Cost Sharing for Prescription Drugs in Health Insurance Marketplace. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2016;9(7):368-377.
  33. Sruamsiri R, Wagner AK, Ross-Degnan D, Lu CY, Dhippayom T, Ngorsuraches S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Expanding Access to High-Cost Medicines through The E2 Access Program in Thailand: Effects on Utilization, Health Outcomes and Cost using An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. BMJ Open. 2016;6(3):e008671. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008671.
  34. Wanishayakorn T, Sornlertlumvanich K, Ngorsuraches S. Benefit-Risk Assessment of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins): A Discrete Choice Experiment. BMJ Open. 2016;6(2):e009387. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009387.
  35. Wanishayakorn T, Ngorsuraches S. Benefit-Risk Assessment of Statins (Lipid Lowering Agents): A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. 2016;23:28-39. doi:10.1002/mcda.1554.
  36. Ngorsuraches S, Thongkeaw K. Patients’ Preferences and Willingness-to-Pay for Postmenopausal Hormone Receptor-Positive, HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer Treatments After Failure of Standard Treatments. SpringerPlus. 2015;4:674. doi:10.1186/s50064-015-1482-9.
  37. Nimdet K, Ngorsuraches S. Willingness to Pay per Quality-Adjusted Life year for Life-Saving Treatments in Thailand. BMJ Open. 2015;5(10):e008123. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008123.
  38. Chancheochai S, Sakulbumrungsil R, Ngorsuraches S. Preference on Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Service: Results from Discrete Choice Experiment. The Thai Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2015;39(3):119-126.
  39. Ngorsuraches S. Methods for Benefit and Risk Assessment of Drugs. SD J Med. 2015;68(8):363, 365.
  40. Ngorsuraches S, Nawanukool K, Petcharamanee K, Poopantrakool U. Patients’ Preferences and Willingness-to-Pay for Human Papilloma Virus Vaccines in Thailand. J Pharm Policy Pract, 2015;8(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s40545-015-0040-8
  41. Ngorsuraches S, Chaiyakan K. Equitable Prices of Single-Source Drugs in Thailand. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2015;13(4):389-97.
  42. Nimdet K, Chaiyakunapruk N, Vichansavakul K, Ngorsuraches S. A Systematic Review of Studies Eliciting Willingness-to-Pay per Quality-Adjusted Life Year: Does It Justify CE Threshold? PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0122760.
  43. Tanvejsilp P, Ngorsuraches S. Defining The Scope of Health Technology Assessment and Types of Health Economic Evaluation. J Med Assoc Thai. 2014;97(Suppl.5): S10-6.
  44. Li H, Ngorsuraches S. Revisit What Is Next for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Asia. Value Health Reg Issues. 2014;3:1-4.
  45. Ngorsuraches S, Wanishayakorn T, Tanvejsilp P, Udomaksorn S. Relative Importance of Attributes of Drug Benefit Plans: Thai Civil Servants’ Perspective. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013;9(6):731-40.
  46. Ngorsuraches S, Meng W, Kim BY, Kulsomboon V. Drug Reimbursement Decision-making in Thailand, China, and South Korea. Value Health. 2012;15(Suppl 1):S120-5.
  47. Zhang XH, Jin J, Ngorsuraches S, Li SC. Development and Validation of A Scale to Measure Patients’ Trust in Pharmacists in Singapore. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2009;3(3):1-7.
  48. Ngorsuraches S, Lerkiatbundit S, Li SC, Treesak C, Sirithorn R, Korwiwattanakarn M. Development and Validation of the Patient Trust in Community Pharmacists (TRUST-Ph) scale: Results from A Study Conducted in Thailand. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2008;4(3):272-83.
  49. Ngorsuraches S. Defining Types of Economic Evaluation. J Med Assoc Thai. 2008;91(Suppl.2): S21-7.
  50. Ngorsuraches S, Li SC. Thai Pharmacists' Understanding, Attitudes, and Perceived Barriers Related to the Provision of Pharmaceutical Care. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006;63(1): 2144-50.
  51. Ngorsuraches S, Sornlertlumvanich A. Determinants of Hospital Loss in Thailand: Experience from The First Year of A Universal Coverage Health Insurance Program. Health Care Manag Sci. 2006;9:59-70.
  52. Ngorsuraches S, Saichon S. Factors Affecting Bargaining Power of Drug-Purchasing Groups in Public Hospitals in Thailand. Songklanagarind Medical Journal. 2005;2: 93-98.
  53. Ngorsuraches S, Chaiboo B. Pharmacist Compensation Survey in Thailand. Thai Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2004;28:125-134.
  54. Wongpoowarak P, Wanakamanee U, Panpongtham K, Trisdikoon P, Wongpoowarak W, Ngorsuraches S. Unused Medications at Home-Reasons and Costs. Int J Pharm Pract. 2004;12:141-148.

Last Updated: July 08, 2022