Interests in tobacco cessation education and training of health professionals. She has co-coordinated, with other Tobacco Center members (Drs. Corelli and Hudmon), a comprehensive tobacco cessation training program, Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation, for health professional students and practitioners. She practices at the UCSF adult diabetes and primary care clinics, where she provides smoking cessation counseling. She also is a member of the UCSF Tobacco Education Center, where she provides medication therapy information and advice during their group cessation classes.
The purpose of this project was to characterize the San Francisco public’s perceptions and opinions about the ban of tobacco sales in pharmacies. On October 1, 2008, the City and County of San Francisco amended an ordinance of the San Francisco Health Code, prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in San Francisco pharmacies. “Big Box” stores (such as Costco) and grocery stores (such as Safeway) were not included in the ban. Opponents expressed concern that such a ban would have a negative financial impact on the pharmacies in question, which in San Francisco are primarily Walgreens.
1988-90 School of Literature, Science, and Arts, University of Michigan, Pre-pharmacy
1990-94 College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Doctor of Pharmacy
1994-95 Residency in Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco
1995-96 Specialty Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Administration, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco.