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Department of Clinical Pharmacy

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Apollonio, Dorie, Ph.D. Apollonio, Dorie, Ph.D.

  • Current Title(s):
    • Associate Adjunct Professor
  • First Year on UCSF Faculty: 2006
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College, Political Science and History, 1992
    • Master of Public Policy, Health Policy, Harvard University, 1994
    • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
  • Specialty:
    • Government and Politics
    • Health Policy
    • Research Design and Methods
    • Tobacco Control
  • Special Appointments/Fellowships/Awards:
    • Academic Senate Travel Grant; UCSF 2008
    • American Legacy Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2003–2005
    • Dean’s Recognition for Excellence in Teaching Award; UCSF School of Pharmacy 2008
    • Joint Fellow, Institute of Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 2003-2005
    • Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, with the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, 2005-2006
    • Regulation and Governance Prize for best article published for 2008

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Clinical Pharmacy  Box 0613, Calif. St, Laurel Heights, 415, San Francisco, CA 94143 – 0613
Phone: (415) 502-1942,  Fax: (415) 502-0792,  Email: dorie.apollonio@ucsf.edu


Professional Biography
Dr. Dorie Apollonio is Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She holds a doctoral degree in Political Science and specializes in health policy, tobacco control, and research translation. Much of her work considers the role that interest groups, particularly industries, play in affecting political decision making on public health. Her research uses multiple data sources, including internal industry documents, campaign finance disclosure data, and interviews, and combines qualitative and quantitative methods. She trained as a quantitative methodologist and has extensive experience in research design and analysis.


Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Apollonio DE, Malone RE. Marketing to the marginalized: tobacco industry targeting of the homeless and mentally ill.
    Tobacco Control 2005; 14(6): 409-415.
  • Apollonio DE, Cain BE, Drutman L. Access and Lobbying: Looking Beyond the Corruption Paradigm.
    Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 2008; 35: in press
  • Apollonio DE, Carne MA. Interest Group Advocacy and the Power of ‘Magic Words’.
    Election Law Journal 2005; 4(3): 178-190.
  • Apollonio, D. E. and Raymond J. La Raja. 2006. “Term Limits, Campaign Contributions, and the Distribution of Power in State Legislatures”.
    Legislative Studies Quarterly 31(2): 259-281.
  • Apollonio, D. E. and Raymond J. La Raja. 2004. “Who Gave Soft Money? The Effect of Interest Group Resources on Political Contributions”.
    The Journal of Politics 66(4): 1159-1179.
  • Apollonio DE, Bero LA. Creating Industry Front Groups: The Tobacco Industry and ‘Get Government Off Our Back’.
    American Journal of Public Health 2007; 97(3): 419-427.
  • Apollonio DE, Malone RE. Turning negative into positive: Public health mass media campaigns and negative advertising.
    Health Education Research: in press.
  • Apollonio, Dorie and Margaret A. Carne. 2005. “Interest Group Advocacy and the Power of ‘Magic Words’”. Election Law Journal 4(3): 178-190.
  • Apollonio DE, La Raja RJ. Who Gave Soft Money? The Effect of Interest Group Resources on Political Contributions. ,br.The Journal of Politics 2004; 66(4): 1159-1179.
  • Lopipero P, Apollonio DE, Bero LA. Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Deception: The Passage of the Airline Smoking Acts.
    Political Science Quarterly 2007; 122(4): 635-656
  • Apollonio, D. E. and Ruth E. Malone. 2005. “Marketing to the Marginalized: Tobacco Industry Targeting of the Homeless and Mentally Ill”. Tobacco Control 14(6): 409-415.
  • Apollonio DE, Lopipero P, Bero LA. Participation and argument in legislative debate on smoking restrictions.
    Health Research and Policy Systems 2007; 5(12): 1-36.
  • Apollonio DE. Predictors of Interest Group Lobbying Decisions.
    The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 2005; 3(3): 1-20.
  • Apollonio DE, La Raja RJ. Term Limits, Campaign Contributions, and the Distribution of Power in State Legislatures.
    Legislative Studies Quarterly 2006; 31(2): 259-281.
  • Lochner T, Apollonio DE, Tatum R. Wheat from Chaff: Third-Party Monitoring and FEC Enforcement Actions.
    Regulation and Governance 2008; 2(2): 216-233.
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