Youmans, Sharon L., Pharm.D., MPH
- Current Title(s):
- Associate Dean for Diversity
- Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
- Vice Chair for Educational Affairs
- 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) 206-3356, Fax: (415) 476-6632, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon L. Youmans is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also the Director of the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) teaching program at San Francisco General Hospital that is part of the Community Health Network and Department of Public Health in the city and county of San Francisco. A focus of her position is the development of new and innovative ways that pharmacists can provide health education and related services in a community pharmacy practice/teaching setting.
Dr. Youmans teaches a variety of courses in the curriculum related to pediatrics and communication skills of healthcare providers. She serves as a consultant on the Medication Use and Safety Subcommittee, the Formulary Subcommittee and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at San Francisco General Hospital; a member of the Committee on Human Research (CHR) at UCSF and a member of the California Health Literacy Initiative Task Force.
Her research interests include health literacy and the impact of cultural diversity on the methods of providing health education to underrepresented and vulnerable populations. She is currently involved in studies evaluating the impact and value of pharmaceutical care services provided by clinical pharmacists for pediatric patients. She has recently begun work on a project involving health literacy and diabetes management.