Assemi, Mitra, Pharm.D.
- Current Title(s):
- Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
- Program Director, UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program (PEP)
- First Year on UCSF Faculty: 1998
- Bachelor of Arts and Science, Genetics and German Literature, Minor in Anthropology, University of California, Davis, 1993
- Doctorate in Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, 1997
- Pharmacy Practice Residency, UCSF, 1998
- Licentiate in Pharmacy, California and Nevada, 1997
- Adult Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
- Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Pharmacy Education and Practice
University of California, School of Pharmacy, Fresno Pharmacy Education Program(PEP)
155 N. Fresno Street, Suite 224, Fresno, CA 93710-2302
Phone: (559) 499-6528/6515, Fax: (559) 499-6513, Email: email@example.com
Dr. Mitra Assemi is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also the Program Director for the UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program (PEP). As such, Dr. Assemi is responsible for managing all aspects of the Fresno APPE (advanced pharmacy practice experiences) program, including curriculum development and assessment; recruitment and development of WOS faculty; coordination of clinical teaching; student orientation, advising, and career planning; and program administration. In addition, she develops and manages outreach programs targeting junior high, high school and college students from California’s central valley and exposing them to career opportunities within the profession. As part of her involvement with outreach to underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth, Dr. Assemi currently manages the School’s Early Conditional Admissions Program (ECAP). She lectures on communications and diabetes-related content in the didactic curriculum. Her clinical practice area is focused on patients with adult type 2 diabetes and its complications. Her current areas of interest and research focus on cultural and linguistic competence and curriculum development and assessment.
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications
- Assemi M, Mutha S, Hudmon K. Cultural competence in pharmacy education: Evaluation of a train-the-trainer program. AJPE 2007;71(6):Article 110.
- Skrabal MZ, Jones RM, Nemire RE, Boyle CJ, Assemi M, Kahaleh AA, Soltis DA, Allen RE, Hritcko PM, O’Sullivan TA, Destache CJ. National survey of volunteer preceptors. AJPE 2008;72(5): Article 112.
- Nkansah NT,Youmans SL, Agness CF, Assemi M. Fostering and Managing Diversity in Schools of Pharamcy. AJPE 2009: in print.
- Assemi M, Torres N, Tsourounis C, Kroon L, McCart G. Assessment of an on-line "Ask Your Pharmacist" (AYP) service. Ann Pharmacother 2002;36:787-92.
- Jariangprasert C, El-Ibiary S, Tsourounis C, Assemi M. What women want to know: An assessment of online questions asked by women using an ask-the-pharmacist service. J Pharm Tech 2007 – in print.
- Zweber A, Roche VF, Assemi M, Conry JM, Shane-McWorter L, Sorensen T. (The AACP Providing Care for the Underserved Curriculum Task Force). Curricular Recommendations of the AACP-PSSC Task Force on Caring for the Underserved. AJPE 2008; 72(3):Article 53.
- Assemi M, Hudmon K, Cullander C. Implementation and evaluation of cultural competency training for pharmacy students. Ann Pharmcother 2004;38(5):781-86.
- Assemi M, Shane-McWorter L, Scott DR, Chen JT, Seaba HH. Caring for the Underserved: Exemplars in Teaching. AJPE 2009. 73(1):Article 18.
- Assemi M. Herbs affecting the CNS: Ginkgo, kava, St. John''s wort, and valerian. Clin Obstet Gyn 2001;44(4):824-35.
- Assemi M, Cullander C, Hudmon KS. Psychometric analysis of a scale assessing self-efficacy for cultural competence in patient counseling. Ann Pharmacother 2006 Dec;40(12):2130-5. DOI 10.1345/aph.1H248.