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Leon Cosler

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Leon Cosler received his BS in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, his MS in pharmacy administration from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and a PhD in health systems administration from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. He is a New York state licensed pharmacist and, prior to joining academia, was the director of research for the New York State Medicaid Program. Prior to joining Binghamton University in 2015, he was associate professor of pharmacoeconomics and co-founder of the Research Institute for Health Outcomes at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

His current research projects include opioid prescribing within emergency departments for non-traumatic dental visits, using a national public-use dataset — the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). His latest project involves linking Medicare data with nursing home assessment records to evaluate the management of urinary incontinence and new trends in antibiotic management of urinary tract infections (UTIs). He is also working on an interdisciplinary team trying to assess the role of medical marijuana in the management of chronic pain.

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Patel J, Toscani M, Volino L, Barone J, Cosler L, Kane-Gill S, Hilas O. Opioid Abuse Risk Among Pharmacy Students. Poster session presented at: International Conference on Opioids. 2019 Jun 09-11; Boston, MA.

Kianmehr H, Sabounchi NS, Sabounchi S, Cosler L. Patient expectation trends on receiving antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Int J Clin Pract. 2019 May 08;[accepted article]. PMID: 31066959. Review article..

Sabounchi NS, Kianmehr H, Sabounchi S, Cosler L. A system dynamics model of infection risk, expectations, and perceptions on antibiotic prescribing in the United States. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019 May 20 [accepted article].Review article..

Fonseca R, Abouzaid S, Bonafede M, Cai Q, Parikh K, Cosler L, Richardson P. Trends in overall survival and costs of multiple myeloma, 2000-2014. Leukemia. 2017 Sep;31(9):1915-1921. PMID: 28008176.Review article..


  • PhD, Union Graduate College
  • MS, West Virginia University College of Pharmacy
  • BS, Albany College of Pharmacy

Research Interests

  • Pharmacoeconomic evaluations
  • Large-scale database analyses
  • Decision modeling