Youmans, Sharon L., Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FAPhA
- Current Title(s):
- Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
- Vice Dean, UCSF School of Pharmacy
- First Year on UCSF Faculty: 2001
- Pre-Pharmacy Major, University of Southern California, 1978 - 1981
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, University of California San Francisco, 1985
- General Clinical Pharmacy Residency, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1986
- Licentiate in Pharmacy, California, 1985
- Community Pharmacy Practice
- Health Literacy
University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy
C-152, Box 0622, 521 Parnassus Street, San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 502-7554, Alt Office Phone: 415-502-2063 x356, Fax: (415) 476-6632, Email: email@example.com
Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, is vice dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy and a faculty member in the School’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
She has long been involved in the continuous improvement of PharmD education. In 2005 she led, in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, a revision of pharmacy practice course experiences, resulting in the addition to the curriculum of immunization and cultural competence training. Once electives, the courses became part of the core curriculum for pharmacy students.
Subsequently, as vice chair of educational affairs in the department, she led a comprehensive review of all didactic and experiential courses taught by department faculty members. As a result, the therapeutics course sequence was expanded, the drug information course revised, and a required advanced practice course on hospital systems operations was added to the PharmD curriculum.
Her research interests include health literacy and the impact of cultural diversity on methods of providing health education to underrepresented and vulnerable populations.
Prior to joining the Department of Clinical Pharmacy faculty, Youmans practiced pharmacy in acute care and community pharmacy settings at various hospitals in San Francisco. In 1998 she joined the pediatric pharmacy team at UCSF Medical Center and rose to become the pediatric clinical coordinator of the team. She served as the primary preceptor for the School’s pharmacy students engaged in advanced pharmacy practice experiences at the medical center. As a new faculty member, she taught a pediatric pharmacy care elective and a pediatric clinical correlate workshop in biochemistry.
Youmans earned a PharmD degree from UC San Francisco in 1985 and an MPH degree from San Jose State University in 2005. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at California Pacific Medical Center in 1986 and joined the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty in 2001.